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07.06.2020

The Zoom Focus Group: Part 2

Last month I spoke about the pros of my current favorite qualitative research methodology, the Zoom focus group. Despite my glowing praise, this style of focus group may not be for everyone, as...

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06.11.2020

The Zoom Focus Group

Last week we conducted 12 mini-groups in three days using the tech-darling of the lock-down, Zoom. I thought I'd put together a guide to the good, bad, and ugly of using Zoom to conduct research...

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02.06.2020

5 Essentials of a Moderator's Kit Bag - Part 2

In part one, I spoke about some of the exciting technology we use to document our focus groups. In this part, I'm going to speak about those things that are easy to forget, but can make or break a...

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01.10.2020

5 Essentials of the Moderator's Kit Bag - Part 1

I've waxed lyrical about the Dark Art of Moderating, where I've spoken about techniques I use to moderate in-person focus groups. However, I have yet to address another mysterious fixture of focus...

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12.20.2019

Grads, Customize Your Cover Letter

Last month, Brinkley published an excellent article detailing five things graduates should take advantage of before leaving school. As an employer, I figured I'd add one more thing to that list - ...

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11.19.2019

Tips for a Successful Presentation

At Evolve, I like to be prepared for all client presentations as soon as the fieldwork is complete, and the reporting process has begun. Before I start the research, I determine the goals and...

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11.12.2019

5 Things To Do Before You Graduate

College is a time and place where you're supposed to have fun and make friends, but also set yourself up for a career after graduation. Here are the top 5 things I would recommend to someone...

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11.01.2019

The Great Likert Debate – Number of scale points (Part 1)

Likert scales, commonly known as rating scales, are a popular research tool used to measure attitudes, opinions, and feelings. They can have varying degrees of scale points, such as 5, 7, or 10,...

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05.17.2019

Obtain better data with open-ended questions

Asking open-ended questions in your online surveys is a good idea for many reasons. Ultimately, they allow people to respond in their own words, providing color and richness to the data that helps...

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05.01.2019

Common Problems with Big Data

Big data is rarely neat and tidy. In our experience, big data starts as a mess, and our first task is to bring order to hundreds of gigabytes of information.In this blog post, we'll explore things...

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