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The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence By David V. L. Smith

The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence
by David V. L. Smith

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The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence offers a complete account of the way todaya s researchers interpret evidence and apply it to decision making.
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The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence by David V. L. Smith

The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence offers a complete account of the way todaya s researchers interpret evidence and apply it to decision making. David Smith and Jonathan Fletcher show how to assess your current deciphering processes, and present an innovative framework integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches for analysing complex data--sets. With its holistic approach to interpretation and its 10--step process for making it work in practice, this book will equip you with a deep understanding of data analysis and ultimately improve your judgment to produce better business decisions. "This is modern commercial research, where the mind of the researcher is finally acknowledged as admissible data. Prior knowledge, pragmatism, experience are all robust grist to the a holistica research mill. A must--read for anyone getting to grips with 21st century market research." Virginia Valentine, Semiotic Solutions

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"This splendid book!a valuable guide!Defiantly for everyone who wants to make best use of mass information that surrounds us."(Research Magazine, May 2004)

About David V. L. Smith


David Smith is Chairman of the Incepta Marketing Intelligence Group, a leading strategic marketing intelligence organization, and a Professor at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. He is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Market Research Society (MRS), and also a Silver Medal holder of the MRS. He has received Best Paper Awards for papers presented at Market Research Society and ESOMAR events. He is a member of the British Psychological Society; the Chartered Institute of Marketing; and the Institute of Management Consultants. His doctorate in Organizational Psychology is from Bareback College, University of London. Jonathan Fletcher is a Director of DVL Smith Ltd, one of the strategic research businesses within the Incepta Marketing Intelligence Group. He holds a research degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. He has given a number of papers at various industry conferences, and won the Best Methodological Paper Award at the 1999 ESOMAR Congress.

Table of Contents


Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. 'New' market research. 2. Not a science, but a scientific approach. 3. Data--rich intuitive analysis. 4. Analysing the right problem. 5. Understanding the big information picture. 6. Compensating for imperfect data. 7. Developing the analysis strategy. 8. Organizing the qualitative data. 9. Organizing the quantitative data. 10. Establishing the interpretation boundary. 11. Applying the knowledge filters. 12. Reframing the data. 13. Integrating the evidence and presenting research as a narrative. 14. Facilitating informed decision--making. 15. Developing holistic data analysis. 16. Guide to the supporting training module. Notes. References. Glossary of holistic analysis terms. Index.

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GOR004288081
The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence by David V. L. Smith
David V. L. Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2004-03-09
248
0470844248
9780470844243
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