MRII & UGA announce two new online courses

August 31, 2018 ANN ARBOR, MI – The Market Research Institute International, in collaboration with the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, has launched two new courses:  Sampling in Market Research and Introduction to Data Analysis. Sampling in Market Research teaches researchers the basic principles to apply when designing and drawing samples […]

Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and Market Research

There has been a good deal of handwringing of late in the NewMR social media bubble about the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook imbroglio and its implications for MR. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about do some googling.) The general issue at play is one that the ESOMAR Professional Standards Committee (PSC) has been wrestling with […]

Jeffrey Henning Elected President of the MRII Board of Directors

ANN ARBOR, MI, January 10, 2018 — The Board of the Market Research Institute International (MRII) has elected Jeffrey Henning, founder and president of Researchscape International, as Board President for 2018. He succeeds Jon Last, founder and president at Sports and Leisure Research Group, who now becomes Immediate Past President.  The Board also elected Dan Coates, […]

Online survey engagement is an oxymoron

My MRII colleague, Bill MacElroy, has put up a number of blog posts here over the last couple of months that explore recent thinking within MR about respondent engagement. It comes on the heels of the GRIT CPR REPORT (no, not that kind of CPR, although the metaphor may be apt) which is mostly a […]

Where you’ll see us in 2017

Each year, MRII and the University Georgia exhibit at conferences around the world. We always enjoy meeting up with old friends and making new ones. So please stop by. Here’s where you can find us in the first half of 2017.

Is “good enough” good enough?

The first time I heard the phrase “good enough” used in an MR context was probably 15 years or so ago at an SPSS event in Montreal. Tony Cowling, then Chairman at TNS, used it to describe how online panels might be used to look for signals from the marketplace that something was afoot and […]