As the importance of marketing to business grows, and as new concepts and applications of marketing emerge and evolve, so too does the need for up-to-date market intelligence. This book recognizes that the contribution which qualitative research can make to market understanding and insight is immense, and that statistical information flows are never enough but need to be compounded by market intelligence gained through qualitative methods. Qualitative Marketing Research clearly explains the use and importance of qualitative methods, clarifying the theories behind the methodology and providing concrete examples and exercises which illustrate its application to Management Studies and Marketing. This book is intended for all students of marketing who are required to complete their studies with a dissertation or research project.
Teach your students the most effective research strategies—including Internet surveys! Over the last few years changes in the marketing research process have been dramatic and far-reaching with the emergence of the Internet and other technologies. Marketing Research: Text and Cases, Second Edition, the completely updated edition of the classic Haworth textbook not only takes students step-by-step through cutting-edge design, conducting, and interpreting of market research, but is now updated to include Internet surveying. The topic of marketing research is comprehensively examined, including strategic and tactical decisions, choosing the proper research design, and successfully presenting results. The book provides clear explanations of complex issues and includes helpful charts, graphs, figures, sample questionnaires, and case studies which make important points easier to grasp. The practice cases (including an SPSS 11.0 data disk) offer engaging real-world problems that test the student’s research and analysis skills. Marketing Research: Text and Cases, Second Edition includes the updated and improved instructor’s manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides. A brand-new section details procedures on how to successfully perform and effectively use Internet surveys, and includes a list of online survey providers, bulk email providers, and sample emails to use with online surveys. Stressing a practical, “hands on” project approach to learning, this guide not only prepares students for real-world experiences, but allows practitioners who are preparing market analysis reports needing background material to guide them through the process. Marketing Research: Text and Cases, Second Edition offers all the course-planning extras you need, including: thorough instructor’s manual sample syllabus research project tips, assignments, and forms test bank with true-false and multiple choice questions also available: 20-30 PowerPoint slides per chapter Marketing Research: Text and Cases, Second Edition gives instructors the tools they need for thorough course planning and is an ideal textbook for introductory marketing research courses and for practitioners looking for a guidebook.