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  • 1. Marketing Research ProcessIt’s all about the … Information Need!
  • 2. Harley Davidson – Dilemma in2005! (www.harleydavidson.com) To invest in new facilities or not! What is the problem being addressed? Inadequate problem definition is a leading cause of failure of MR projects.
  • 3. Defining the Problem &Developing an Approach Understand the background of the problem by analyzing the environmental context. Tasks involved in problem definition: Discussions with decision makers Interviews with industry experts Analysis of secondary data
  • 4. Steps in Marketing ResearchProcess Problem Definition Development of an approach to the Problem Research Design Formulation Fieldwork/Data Collection Data Preparation & Analysis Report Preparation & Presentation
  • 5. Management DecisionProblem Asks what the decision maker needs to do Action oriented Focuses on symptoms
  • 6. Marketing Research Problem Asks what information is needed & how it should be obtained Information oriented Focuses on the underlying causes
  • 7. MDP vs. MRPMDP: Should a new product be introducedMRP: to determine consumer preferences & purchase intentions for the proposed new productMDP: Should the advertising campaign be changed?MRP: to determine the effectiveness of the current advertising campaignMDP: Should the price of the brand be increased?MRP: to determine the price elasticity of demand & the impact on sales & profits of various level of price changes
  • 8. Research Design3-broad classifications: Exploratory Research Descriptive Research Causal Research
  • 9. Exploratory Research Clarifying thoughts Forming opinions Crystallizing the problem
  • 10. Descriptive Research2-types: Longitudinal Studies(respondents studied over a period of time) Cross-sectional Design(1-shot research study at a given point of time, consists of a sample/cross-section of the population)
  • 11. Causal Research Design Seeks to establish causation Whether or not Y is affected by X? Does X cause Y?
  • 12. Designing the ResearchMethodology5-major parts: Research method (Secondary/Primary) Sampling Plan Questionnaire Design Field work plan Analysis plan
  • 13. Primary Data Collection Methods Surveys Observation Experimentation Qualitative Techniques(word association/focus group/projective techniques) Specialized Techniques(consumer panel/retail audit/TV audience measurements)

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