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Good day and here’s to a stable and prosperous calendar year. Many groups will be remaining at home in spite of loosened travel and commute... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2022 at The Survey Geek
Thursday, January 28 is Data Privacy Day, and I am reminded that roughly 25 years ago I wrote a chapter for a book in which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at The Survey Geek
Once again the second biggest story coming out of a US presidential election is what one commentator described as "the absolutely massive failure of political... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at The Survey Geek
Two interesting pieces of research out this morning about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on research results. The first comes from Zappi and an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at The Survey Geek
My email this morning included a message from Hertz describing their new fleet of BMWs. I don’t rent from Hertz anymore and the emails they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at The Survey Geek
Yesterday, like 100 million or so other Americans, I tuned into the Super Bowl. I was not there to see whether the Flying Elvis would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at The Survey Geek
I stole the title of this post from Simon Chadwick's editorial in the November/December issue of Research World. It reminded me that I, like many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at The Survey Geek
This post is the third and last, at least for now, on my series about MR’s struggles with big data. Its theme is simple: big... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at The Survey Geek
This second post in my series about MR’s ongoing struggle with big data is focused on our stubborn resistance to the analytic techniques that are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at The Survey Geek
I have seen more than my share of MR conference presentations on big data over the last three or four years and it’s hard not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at The Survey Geek
OK, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration and at a conference with as many concurrent sessions as we have here in Dublin there is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at The Survey Geek
The not-so-big new last week was the NYT article with the intriguing title, “Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says,” a rehash... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at The Survey Geek
Those of you who routinely prowl the MRX blogosphere may have noticed a recent uptick in worries about speeders, fraudulent respondents, and other undesirables in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at The Survey Geek
I am on my way back from ESOMAR APAC in Singapore where I gave a short presentation with the title, “What you need to know... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at The Survey Geek
I was in London last week at the MRS Annual Conference where there were a number of interesting sessions, including an excellent workshop on social... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at The Survey Geek
Last week two posts on the GreenBook Blog, one by Scott Weinberg and a response by Ron Sellers, bemoaned the quality of online research and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at The Survey Geek
Almost 20 years ago some colleagues and I edited a book with the inviting title, Computer Assisted Information Collection. Experts on a wide variety of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at The Survey Geek
Regular readers of this blog (assuming they exist) may have noticed that since retiring almost three years ago posts here are few and far between.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The Survey Geek
While skimming an article in the current issue of Businessweek on the Weather Channel’s emerging use of big data for things other than predicting the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at The Survey Geek
Unless you’ve been on vacation the last couple of weeks chances are that you have heard that The New York Times CBS News have begun... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at The Survey Geek
I spent most of this week in Atlanta at the Insight Innovation Exchange. All I can say is, “Whew!” There must have been 100 presentations... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at The Survey Geek
For a whole lot of reasons that I won’t go into online privacy suddenly is front and center, not just in the research industry, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at The Survey Geek
I spent two days last week in Chicago at Market Research in the Mobile World (MRMW). I now have been to all four of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at The Survey Geek
As best I can remember it was November of 2009 when I first sat through a conference presentation setting out some basic design considerations for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at The Survey Geek
I am a political junkie. I wish I could write “recovering political junkie” but I know I’m not there yet. One current challenge is to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at The Survey Geek