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How worried should researchers be about cyber-attacks and public trust?

It seems data breaches are constantly in the news these days. The most recent company to suffer a cyber-attack is Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in the US. “In…

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Do answers to open-end questions have to be so awful?

(The answer is no, and here’s why) Pete Cape, SSI Global Knowledge Director thinks open end questions are awful. And he’ll be explaining why and what we can do about…

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Reflections from a black mirror

The Black Mirror is a British television drama series which takes today’s technologies to extremes and imagines the sinister outcomes of advances in the science and technology we take for…

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Goldilocks and the 3 surveys

  One day, while Goldilocks was walking in the forest, she came upon a strange house. “MR Institute” it said above the door. Knocking first quietly, then more loudly Goldilocks…

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For want of a nail

Researchers Should Randomize Sets of Answers to Prevent Bias When teaching questionnaire design to survey programmers I often ask them if they would randomise a set of answers if the…

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Best of B2B 2014

If you missed any of our B2B product offerings now is the time to catch up! ARTICLES B2B Sample Tradeoffs and the Power of a Multi-Mode Approach B2B Research: Taking…

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Market Researchers Adapt to Smartphones

Smartphone research offers new frontiers in measurement By, Emily C. Koenig, Quirk’s Content Editor Passive data collection and mobile self-reporting are providing market researchers with more access to authentic respondent…

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