Marketing research aims to take some of the risk out of marketing decisions by providing information that can form part or all of the basis of decision-making. It is applicable to all aspects of marketing-mix decisions and should be an integral part of the process of formulating marketing strategy. Marketing research can help in a variety of studies and makes use of both primary and secondary data sources. This book is introducing various methods of marketing research from well-know authors dealing with this topic.
For undergraduate and graduate marketing research courses. A unique applied and managerial orientation to understanding market research. Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation takes a unique applied and managerial orientation that illustrates the interaction between marketing research decisions and marketing management decisions. This text is comprehensive, practical, and presents balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative material. The sixth edition builds upon the success of the previous editions, making the text even more current, contemporary, illustrative, and sensitive to user needs. Features + Benefits For undergraduate and graduate marketing research courses. Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation allows students to actually experience the interaction between marketing research and marketing decision-making. Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation takes a unique applied and managerial orientation that illustrates the interaction between marketing research decisions and marketing management decisions. This text is comprehensive, practical, and presents balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative material. The sixth edition is even more current, contemporary, illustrative, and sensitive to user needs. Interaction between marketing research decisions and marketing management decisions is illustrated through several pedagogical tools, such as: Real Research: Vignettes featuring real companies that profile a wide range of businesses. Active Research: Short, integrated, managerially-oriented exercises in which students have the opportunity to do research on the Internet and play the role of a marketing researcher and a marketing manager. Experiential Research: Hands-on exercises that allow students to act out the research concepts discussed in the chapter. Decision Research: Scenarios that present a real-life marketing situation and ask the student to assume the role of a consultant and recommend appropriate marketing research and management decisions. Project Research: A real-life project covers all aspects of marketing research and is used as a running example throughout the text. Live Research: For instructors that would like to implement a marketing research project of their own, this text provides specific implementation steps in each chapter. Cases: Several cases have been added containing real data sets. Video Cases: Carefully written from a marketing research perspective, these cases also include video questions located at the end of each Part. Harvard Business School Cases: To further show the integration of marketing research with marketing management decisions, this text includes six Harvard Business School cases. Exercises (Questions, and Problems) Internet and Computer Exercises Activities (Role Playing, Fieldwork, and Group Discussions) NEW! Chapter on Structural Equation Modeling and Path Analysis to help students understand how to complete the set of univariate and multivariate statistical techniques commonly used in marketing research. The Most Extensive Help Available for Learning SPSS and Excel. This text provides help for running the SPSS and SAS programs used in each chapter in three ways: 1. Computerized demonstration movies that illustrate step-by-step instructions for every data analysis technique covered in the text. 2. Screen captures with notes illustrating step-by-step instructions. 3. Detailed step-by-step instructions given in each chapter. Stimulating Critical Thinking. The principles for critical thinking-including Socratic questioning, critical reading and writing, higher order thinking, and assessment-have been embodied in three comprehensive critical thinking cases, end-of-chapter review questions, applied problems, and group discussions. These materials have been designed based on the guidelines provided by the Foundation for Critical Thinking. Interrelationships Among Concepts. One or more concept maps have been given in each chapter to illustrate the interrelationships among concepts. These maps have been developed based on the principles and tools provided by the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Extensive and Pervasive Internet Coverage. This text discusses how the Internet can be integrated in each step of the marketing research process and how it can be used to implement the concepts discussed in each chapter. International Focus. Every chapter (except the data analysis Chapters 15 to 22) has a section entitled ´´International
This book presents both theoretical research methods and practical uses of qualitative consumer and marketing research in Asia, as well as approaches to research with extended viewpoints and case studies on the specific research practices, identifying the distinctive characteristics and conditions of the Asian market. Starting with an introduction and a rationale for qualitative consumer and marketing research, which discuss interpretive research perspectives and key qualitative research traditions underlying the research, it then elaborates on research design, formulating research directions, research questions, research methods, research validity and reliability, as well as research ethics. The book goes on to cover various key data-collection techniques, such as interviews, focus groups, observation and ethnography, online observation and netnography, and other alternative tools like projective techniques, autodriving and diaries. These include design of research setting (samples and sampling strategy, context, time) and research procedures (from entry to access and completion of the research project) with resources planning. In addition, the book also addresses data analysis and interpretation as well as presentation, dissemination, and sharing of research results through both academic and practical courses. Lastly, it derives key concepts by reviewing classic research traditions and methods together with academic and practical studies.
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