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

By Ian Brace, Karen Adams

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Wherever they are working, researchers need to make sure that they are aware of any restrictions on the use of the data which they find. Although a phase of secondary research in a research project can save time and costs, care needs to be taken to ensure that the data which the researcher finds is really useful and relevant. Use the checklist in the box to help you evaluate the usefulness of the data you find. How can I gather the information? ᔡ 33 Secondary data sources: Selection checklist ᔡ Check the name of the author and publisher of any report or article.

In addition to taking notes, the interviewer usually makes an audio or video recording of the interview. Why use depth interviews? ᔡ ᔡ Depth interviews are extremely useful in studies into sensitive subjects, where respondents might be unlikely to express their views in front of others. The setting of the interview and the creation of rapport between the interviewer and respondent are important in these cases, so that the respondents feel confident and comfortable in sharing their views. Depths are also used frequently in business-to-business research, where it may be difficult to research the views of busy senior managers.

Observation techniques are important for a wide range of studies, and can be used to collect either quantitative or qualitative data. For example, if a supermarket wants to know how best to lay out its different departments, researchers may watch customers as they move through the store, tracking the routes they take. This is using observation for quantitative purposes – measuring and analysing the customers’ journeys can identify areas of the store which are least visited, and help the owners make better use of the space.

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