Is your research provider consistently delivering high-quality results and thought partnering with you to add value? Can you trust them to help insightfully answer your company’s most-pressing questions?
If you can't answer yes to these questions, you’re likely missing a major opportunity to gain a competitive edge.
This article will help you supercharge your research and extract maximum value from your research partners. It outlines seven focus areas to help you properly vet a research supplier and avoid common pitfalls. Each section includes specific questions to ask the provider as well as the “red flags” that indicate provider shortcomings. While this article focuses on B2B research, the concepts can be applied to all forms of research.
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Are you aware of the benefits of building a respondent set from scratch even within tight timelines and niche cohorts?
This article will help you learn how to deliver credible, high-quality respondents and data for every piece of research you undertake without using panels or expert networks.
Are you able to rely on your survey data for market-share insight or are there inherent skews and biases?
This article will help you learn how to deliver unskewed, reliable, market-share data every time.
Are you able to identify enough respondents aligned to a range of important quotas or is your respondent pool limited by a panel or network?
This article will help you learn how to tap the entire market for insight, not just a limited subset of people who have signed up for ongoing compensation.
Does your survey writer have what it takes to create a survey that delivers results and eliminates the potential for bias?
This article will help you understand what's important when drafting a survey and how to look for the right skills in your provider's team.
Are your screener questions structured to ensure you capture a range of important perspectives while effectively keeping out cheaters and ineligible respondents?
This article will help you understand how to draft effective screening questions and the assistance your research provider should be delivering to ensure insight.
Is your research provider suggesting improvements and thought partnering with you to answer your questions, or are they merely process focused?
This article will help reset your expectations about the value your survey provider should be adding to each and every study.
7. How to Eliminate Quality Control Deficiencies:
Are you confident your provider is doing enough to ensure high-quality survey responses or do the results make you nervous?
This article will help you identify the most important QC steps and how to ensure your provider is only delivering the highest-quality, 'real' data.
Access the full article to:
• Learn the questions you should be asking your provider
• Identify the red flags you should be paying attention to
• Gain actionable solutions to maximize the most value from your provider and exceed your research objectives