Navigating the Road to High-Quality Data: Evaluate

Written by on October 11, 2017

Quantitative online surveys are powerful vehicles for collecting information to solve business problems. As we’ve touched on previously in this blog series, a well-designed survey with clearly defined research objectives, a robust screener, and thoughtful survey questions will yield high-quality data. Similar to any other vehicle, however, surveys require maintenance to keep performance at its best. Implementing high performing data …


Navigating the Road to High-Quality Data: Screen

Written by on September 26, 2017

Previously, we touched on the importance of designing surveys that engage participants and support a good survey-taking experience – and, as a result, yield high-quality data. In part two of our four-part series, we discuss screening. To design an effective screener, the researcher must answer this simple question: Who do we want to reach? Then, screening questions are placed at …


Navigating the Road to High-Quality Data: Design

Written by on September 12, 2017

I love navigation apps. Especially the way Siri narrates directions with authority. Sure, she has a specified route out of my neighborhood that makes very little sense, but out on the open road, she warns me with exuberance about my turn in 300 feet. The great thing about navigation apps is they provide us with a map from our starting …


Leveraging Big Data for Value-Added Performance and ROI

Written by on September 11, 2017

For businesses to achieve greater ROI on R&D and marketing investments, they have to get smarter about how they use their data. Despite the billions of dollars that have been invested in technology to collect and house proprietary data, companies still have not integrated the right data across the organization to ensure that decisions are made based on the most …


The Truth Behind Online Data Quality

Written by on August 2, 2017

In the recent Q1-Q2 2017 GRIT Report, participants were asked how they prioritize methods for research projects, and an overwhelming majority chose quality as the most important factor. This is a true indication that, even in times where cost-cutting strategies are widespread across all industries, quality cannot be compromised – quality both in terms of survey participants’ experience and overall …


Survey Optimization – Better User Experience Means Better Research Quality

Written by on August 1, 2017

There have been many advancements in the evolutionary process of online sampling and survey optimization that have improved data quality by making research more engaging for survey participants. Advancements such as routers, for example, have enhanced sample optimization by assigning survey respondents to surveys based on profiling or demographic data to ensure they are served relevant surveys so 1) their …


The Importance of Panel Management to Quality Survey Results

Written by on June 30, 2017

As I mentioned in my blog last week, panel management encompasses a number of procedures that affect the quality of survey results, including authenticating who is in a particular panel, continuing to gather information about them over time, monitoring their behavior and response rates, tracking the number of surveys they participate in, and making sure the panel is used only …


How Can Marketers and Researchers Make Better, Smarter, Data-Driven Decisions, Faster? [Infographic]

Written by on June 29, 2017

For some time now, marketers have struggled to tame the proliferation of data available – and the sheer volume of data available only continues to grow. By 2020, it is predicted the world will generate 50X more data and 75X more sources of data (IDC, 2011). For marketers and researchers to achieve better business results, they need to integrate the …


The Foundational Stepping Stone to Quality Research: Panel Recruitment and Panel Management

Written by on June 23, 2017

Panel management encompasses a number of procedures, including authenticating who is in a particular panel, continuing to gather information about them over time, monitoring their behavior and response rates, tracking the number of surveys they participate in, and making sure the panel is only used for research purposes. Managing a panel over sustained time periods also allows high re-contact rates. …