Category Archive for: RESEARCH DESIGN FORMULATION

Big Brother or Big Bully

Ethical dilemmas may arise due to the strong desire of marketing research firms to become suppliers to large business firms that are heavy users of marketing research. Take, for example, Visa, Coca-Cola. or Ford Motor Company. Such firms have large marketing research budgets and regularly hire external marketing research suppliers. These large clients can manipulate the price for…

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Budgeting and Scheduling the Project

Once a research design, appropriately controlling the total error, has been specified, the budgeting and scheduling decisions should be made. Budgeting and scheduling help to ensure that the marketing research project is completed within the available resources financial, time, personnel, and other. By specifying the time parameters within which each task should be completed and the costs of each…

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Exploring and Describing Store Patronage

In the department store patronage project, exploratory research, including secondary data analysis and qualitative research, was first conducted to define the problem and develop a suitable approach. This was followed by a descriptive study consisting of a survey in which a questionnaire was constructed and administered by personal interviews. Suppose the patronage study was to be repeated after a…

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Womens Golf Apparel Market Is in Full Swing

In 2008, there were about 26.2 million golfers in the United States, and of that number, women comprised 25 percent and represented one of the few growing segments in the long-stagnant golf market. Although women comprise a smaller percentage of all U.S. golfers, they purchase more than 50 percent of all golf products, excluding golf clubs, according to…

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Cross Sectional Designs

The cross-sectional study is the most frequently used descriptive design in marketing research. Cross-sectional designs involve the collection of information from any given sample of population elements only once. They may be either single cross-sectional (Figure 3.1). In single cross-sectional designs. only one sample of respondents is drawn from the target population. and information is obtained from this sample…

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Waterpik Picks a Winning Product

Water pik Technologies  leading developer. manufacturer, and marketer of health care products for the entire family. Water pik wants to retain its market position by introducing innovative products thai satisfy the needs of its customers. In 2003. based on initial research and evaluation of trends, Waterpik made the deeision to concentrate en developing new showerhead product platform concepts that…

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RESEARCH DESIGN FORMULATION

In keeping with these findings, Starbucks decided to help the environment by providing a new “ceo-friendly” coffee cup, composting coffee grounds, and recycling burlap bags. The company also has initiatives to help small coffee bean farmers local community programs, and charitable giving. There are even employee incentives and awards for volunteering for these causes. One of the newest social…

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