Surveying Surveys

8/12/16

Online research is becoming more feasible in smaller locales (and that includes Denver)

Door-to-door, intercept, mail, telephone, online – surveys have evolved with the technology and needs of the times. Online has increased speed and often lowered cost of conducting surveys. For some populations, it has even made conducting surveys more feasible. However, online surveys haven’t always been feasible in a city such as Denver or even statewide […]

By David KennedyRead More

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8/2/16

Research on Research: Boosting Online Survey Response Rates

David Kennedy and Matt Herndon, both Principals here at Corona, will be presenting a webinar for the Market Research Association (MRA) on August 24th. The topic is how to boost response rates with online surveys. Specifically, they will be presenting research Corona has done to learn how minor changes to such things as survey invites can […]

By Sarah SvitakRead More

7/12/16

Do you have kids? Wait – let me restate that.

Karla Raines and I had dinner with another couple last week that shares our background and interest in social research.  We were talking about the challenges of understanding the decisions of other people if you don’t understand their background, and how we can have biases that we don’t even realize. It brought me back to […]

By Kevin RainesRead More

5/20/16

There is more to a quality survey than margin of error

One of the areas in which Corona excels is helping our clients who aren’t “research experts” to understand how to do research in a way that will yield high-quality, reliable results.  One of the questions we are frequently asked is how many completed surveys are necessary to ensure a “good survey.”  While the number of […]

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4/13/16

Happy or not

A key challenge for the research industry – and any company seeking feedback from its customers – is gaining participation. There have been books written on how to reduce non-response (i.e. increase participation), and tactics often include providing incentives, additional touch points, and finely crafted messaging. All good and necessary. But one trend we’re seeing […]

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3/8/16

Turning Passion into Actionable Data

Nonprofits are among my favorite clients that we work with here at Corona for a variety of reasons, but one of the things that I love most is the passion that surrounds nonprofits.  That passion shines through the most in our work when we do research with internal stakeholders for the nonprofit.  This could include […]

By Mollie BoettcherRead More

2/17/16

Informal Research for Nonprofit Organizations

While Corona serves all three sectors (private, public, and nonprofit) in our work, we have always had a soft spot for our nonprofit clients.  No other type of organization is asked to do more with less, so we love working with nonprofits to help them refine their strategies to be both more effective at fulfilling […]

By Matt HerndonRead More

12/18/15

Who’s Excited for 2016?

Oh man, where did 2015 even go? Sometimes the end of the year makes me anxious because I start thinking about all the things that need to be done between now and December 31st. And then I start thinking about things that I need to do in the upcoming year, like figuring out how to […]

By Kate DarwentRead More

12/2/15

Predicting The Future

In one form or another, much of market research is aimed at predicting the future.  Whether you are considering opening a new line of business, tweaking your advertisements, or just trying to serve your constituents better, the key purpose is almost always some form of “If we do X, then what will happen?”  However, when […]

By Matt HerndonRead More

10/28/15

How to Choose your own Adventure when it comes to Research

One of the things we’ve been doing at Corona this year that I’ve really enjoyed is resurrecting our book club. I enjoy it because it’s one way to think about the things we are doing from a bigger picture point of view, which is a welcome contrast to the project-specific thinking we are normally doing. […]

By Kate DarwentRead More