2009 Market Research Predictions, Forrester Style

Forrester's 2009 Market Research Predictions are out and if you're not a subscriber, you can at least read the executive summary here...

One prediction of note: "Traditional qualitative research will see erosion as market research online communities (MROCs) and fusions of quantitative and qualitative research from firms such as Invoke Solutions gain steam. In short, everyone will be looking for ways to gain insights to succeed in a troubling market in as cost-effective a manner as possible. This means that newer research modes will gain traction and grab more share of stable or declining market research budgets — even among research buyers who have been more traditional in the past."


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Donald said…
I chanced upon to view your blog and found it very interesting. Great ... Keep it up!
clare wade said…
I agree that 'traditional qual research will see erosion', but only in the sense of the methodology ie face-to-face. 'Traditional' methods such as focus groups will continue to thrive because they are a hugely valid and valuable way to approach research, but now within the context of a community. With my cynical hat on, this does beg the question slightly whether we'll all go full circle and eventually come back to good old fashioned groups and depths - and face-to-face as a novelty! - rather than flounder in a morass of over-information?
Clare Wade www.onlinefocusgroups.co.uk
Good information, I like your blog.
John said…
Great post, thanks!

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