For the first time ever, I've opened an account in Facebook and started using it. Wow...it has to be the greatest social research tool ever! Attitudes and opinions can be gauged without the presence of a social / market researcher. Facebook must be changing the landscape of advertising / social research beyond recognition. Moreover, it must be a political electioneers / pollsters dream. No more contrived focus groups.... Can anybody recommend some books or websites the delve into this?
posted by jacobean
on Apr 22, 2014 -
I've been tasked with figuring out what firms charge to perform IT Security tests, penetration tests, etc, for commercial clients? What kind of metrics do they base their charges on? Is there a standard rate for this kind of work? Alternately, do you have any tips for getting this kind of info from the companies that do this kind of stuff? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I need tips on working as a consumer interviewer/survey-taker -- how do you convince people to give 15 minutes of their time to a survey with no incentive other than having their opinions heard? [more inside]
posted by kaye88
on Jul 21, 2010 -
My friend is trying to start a business and is currently writing his business plan. He needs to do market research, but is having trouble finding the information he needs on google or other searches. Any tips on how to do market research for free without paying for a consulting service? If that is the only way, what is the pricing like for those services? Thanks!
posted by tessalations999
on Jan 29, 2010 -
I'm looking at some newly affordable technologies and I'm wondering if there are enough people willing to pay for the technology's services to make building a small business around it a good idea. Is this market research and if so, how do I get some? [more inside]
posted by schwap23
on Jan 16, 2009 -
Wanted, an RSS reader optimized for Craigslist and Kijiji. Willing to program myself, if necessary. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Where can I find current demographic and market research statistics on a specific group: motorcycle and offroad/ATV riders?
posted by ijoshua
on Oct 13, 2007 -
My employer is investigating the introduction of a new software product. My job, among others, is to find a market research firm that can give us information about the trials, tribulations, needs, psychology, et cetera of various types of customers. How can I figure out which research firms are good? [more inside]
posted by fermion
on Jul 24, 2007 -
I'm looking for recommendations for firms or individuals located in or near Vancouver Canada that can help where I work refine current recruitment advertising strategy. [more inside]
posted by concreteforest
on Feb 9, 2007 -
I own a very small company, and I feel that my product is the best in its category. If I can just get my message to the masses, my company will be a success (otherwise I'll have to go back to work for "the man"). What's the best way to ge the message out? I realize that everyone is advertising-averse, and I don't want to consider anything that might irritate people.
posted by yaquina27
on Nov 27, 2004 -