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3 Steps to Successful Product Concept Testing

In the 1950’s, Ford invested $350 million ($3.1 billion in today’s rates) in the Edsel. The company ran consumer polls, but managers ignored the product research. Instead, they ran a hype-filled m...

By Jessie Kingsford


Customer Segmentation to Increase Revenue: Examples from Best Buy, Mercedes Benz, and AMEX

When Michael Dell, founder of Dell computers, was 16, he sold subscriptions for a local newspaper in Houston. He figured out that two demographics bought newspapers more than others: those who just pu...

By Ben Rogers


An introduction to MaxDiff analysis & design

Hidden away at the bottom of the Matrix Table in the survey question options is the MaxDiff question type. This low-key entrance belies the usefulness and power of this feature in Qualtrics CoreXM. I...

By Tim Daly


How to label response scale points in your survey to avoid misdirecting respondents

Have you ever been following navigation instructions while driving and wished that an instruction or street sign would’ve been more clear or specific? Maybe you couldn’t tell in time which lane le...

By Dave Vannette


Survey Straightlining: What is it? How can it hurt you? And how to protect against it.

Straightlining. It’s the bane of survey writers. It happens when your respondents rush through your survey clicking on the same response every time and it’s a serious threat to data quality. Mo...

By Dave Vannette


Why Using Grid Questions Is Probably Hurting Your Data

Even for experienced researchers, intuition about survey design often runs counter to best practices outlined in survey methodology literature. One of the question types that we see used in web survey...

By Dave Vannette

How to Build Your Own Interactive Quiz

Interactive quizzes or online surveys are a great way to engage and convert customers. How do I know this? Well, not only have I spent an embarrassing amount of time taking online quizzes (Last wee...

By Rachel Barker


How to Keep Your Surveys Out of the Spam Folder

You’ve put a lot of work into writing your survey questions, choosing your Target Audience and getting your survey ready for distribution. After you hit the send button, all your respondents need to...

By Braydon Anderson


Profiling survey questions: A template you can use right away

A profiling survey is used to collect key demographic information about newly recruited panel members (e.g. gender, age, occupation, etc.). These surveys are used to improve your panel members’ expe...

By Braydon Anderson


Biased data are bad data: How to think about question order

The order in which you ask questions can make a huge difference in your data. If you’re not careful, you can inadvertently anchor your respondents and bias your data. And no one wants that. A cla...

By Dave Vannette


4 Key Steps to Recruiting Your Own Research Panel

In a previous Panel Management blog post, we discussed why your organization should have an in-house research panel. With access to your own research panel you can do more research, gain faster insigh...

By Braydon Anderson


Timing: A Secret Weapon

The Timing question type may be the most underutilized feature that Qualtrics offers, but it delivers unbeatable insight and control of the online survey experience. Imagine that you have a three-m...

By Kyle Francis

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