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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding marketing research concepts
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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- Find lessons in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the transcripts or specific lesson sections to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Basics of Marketing Research chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a marketing research unit of a standard marketing course. Topics include:
- Quantitative/qualitative marketing research data collection and analysis
- Suppliers and services for internal/external market research
- The marketing research process
- The translation of management problems into questions for market research
- Marketing research's analytical model and framework
- Marketing research design methodologies
- Casual, descriptive and exploratory marketing research
- Marketing research studies pertaining to sample size and confidence levels
- Sampling and non-sampling error reduction in marketing research
1. Qualitative & Quantitative Marketing Research: Data Collection & Analysis
Quantitative and qualitative market research are like siblings - similar but still different. In this lesson, we'll compare the two research types when it comes to data collection and analysis.
2. Internal & External Market Research Suppliers & Services
When it comes to marketing research, companies can do the work themselves or look for external help. In this lesson, we'll examine both approaches and discuss the decision process companies go through in choosing the best path.
3. The Six Steps of the Marketing Research Process
When you begin a market research project, there are six basic steps that you will likely follow. In this lesson, we'll walk through each step in some detail and provide a short quiz to test your knowledge.
4. Translating Management Problems Into Marketing Research Questions
Research questions help organizations set long-term strategy to resolve management problems and to ensure the business remains in lock-step with a customer's needs. This lesson explores how to use research questions to stay relevant in the long term.
5. Analytical Framework & Model for Marketing Research
This lesson explores the analytical framework of marketing research. Learn how to market using this model to develop research questions that specify the information needed, test hypotheses, interpret the data, and apply the results.
6. Determining Methodologies to Develop Marketing Research Designs
It is critical for market researchers to demonstrate that their research design actually reflects an answer to the research question. This lesson will explore the methodology for determining the best market research design.
7. Overview of Exploratory, Descriptive & Causal Research in Marketing
In this lesson, we identify and describe the three types of research (exploratory, descriptive, and causal) and their place in marketing research. We then address sampling and non-sampling errors as well as techniques for reducing error.
8. Sample Size & Confidence Levels for Marketing Research Studies
If you can't reach them all, how do you decide how many people to survey to get a representative sample of a population? In this lesson, we'll examine sample size considerations and how to maximize your confidence level in the data.
9. Reducing Sampling & Non-Sampling Errors in Marketing Research
In this lesson, we cover the most common types of errors in marketing research: sampling and non-sampling errors. Then we discuss techniques for reducing marketing research errors.
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