An Introduction to Market & Social Research: Planning & by Ian Brace, Karen Adams

By Ian Brace, Karen Adams

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If respondents want to remain anonymous, they may not want to return a questionnaire from their own e-mail address. ✘ It can be inconvenient for the respondent to open an attachment, save it, complete it and then attach it to a return e-mail. This can lead to low response rates. ᔡ Self-completion satisfaction questionnaires. Have you ever completed a questionnaire in a restaurant, hotel or shop? These questionnaires are often used to measure customer satisfaction. ✔ The researchers can be sure of reaching the people they want to question.

They might get most responses from customers who are dissatisfied with the service and want to complain. 36 ᔡ Introduction to market research Interviewer-administered interviews These interviews rely on an interviewer to ‘deliver’ the questionnaire – to ask the questions precisely as they are worded, and to record the answers. A variety of different ways exist both for asking the questions and recording responses. Collecting data using interviews These are some of the most common methods of collecting data using interviewer-administered interviews: ᔡ Face-to-face interviews.

Phase 2 Phase 2 Exploratory: A follow-up qualitative study could use the information from Phase 1 to identify what changes the readers might like, then test these out with a group representing the readers. Descriptive: A follow-up quantitative study could use the information from Phase 1 to identify the changes that are likely to be most popular then find out if these are liked by a larger group of readers. As the example shows, there may be a number of different ways to research the problem. Each has its own strengths.

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