Marketing Research, 9th Edition
October 2011, ©2012
Co-author Roger Gates, President of DSS Research, infuses the text with a practitioner perspective, helping students learn how to use marketing research through a practical presentation of theory and practice.
1 The Role of Marketing Research in Management Decision Making 1
2 The Marketing Research Industry and Research Ethics 21
3 Problem Definition, Exploratory Research, and the Research Process 57
4 Secondary Data and Databases 89
5 Qualitative Research 116
6 Traditional Survey Research 151
7 Online Marketing Research 177
8 Primary Data Collection: Observation 213
9 Primary Data Collection: Experimentation and Test Markets 242
10 The Concept of Measurement 276
11 Using Measurement Scales to Build Marketing Effectiveness 302
12 Questionnaire Design 335
13 Basic Sampling Issues 379
14 Sample Size Determination 406
15 Data Processing And Fundamental Data Analysis 435
16 Statistical Testing Of Differences And Relationships 470
17 Bivariate Correlation and Regression 514
18 Multivariate Data Analysis 540
19 Communicating The Research Results 585
20 Managing Marketing Research 607
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Appendix 1: Comprehensive Cases A-1
A: Biff Targets an Online Dating Service for College Students A-2
B: Freddy Favors Fast Food and Convenience for College Students A-5
C: Superior Online Student Travel—A Cut Above A-9
D: Rockingham National Bank Visa Card Survey A-13
Appendix 2: Considerations in Creating a Marketing Plan A-21
Appendix 3: Statistical Tables A-25
· NEW Real Life Research Cases: Featured in every chapter, cases on Teens and Mobile Phones, Stovetops and Laptops, the Changing Face of Motherhood, and The Carter Regional Blood Center offer current and relevant topics to underscore market research concepts.
· NEW Content on Current Topics: Includes coverage of social media and user-generated content, online tracking firms, behavioral targeting and privacy battles, Facebook as a survey research platform.
· Applied Approach: The most practical marketing research text offers a practitioner perspective to teach students how they will use market research in future careers.
· Technology: The most thorough coverage of mobile applications, data mining and analysis, and new applications such as Google Analytics and Qualtrics.