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  • Posted by Phil Rosenberg
  • August 22, 2017
  • Blogs

Blending qual and quant – the benefits of a hybrid approach

Blending qual and quant – the benefits of a hybrid approach

My colleague Chris Gaj and I recently conducted a video dialogue on the topic of hybrid qual/quant methods in which we discussed why clients often want to blend the two, and the best approaches for obtaining qualitative insights with quantitative precision. A typical case would be in-licensing opportunity assessments, which usually require a fast turnaround. The objective of this type of study is to quantify the revenue potential of a possible new asset and ideally provide some depth of insight to support a go/no decision. In other words, answer the key questions: how much? And why?

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  • Posted by Rachel Howard
  • July 6, 2017
  • Blogs

Demystifying human-centred design: the application of iterative, human-centric approaches in global health market research

Demystifying human-centred design: the application of iterative, human-centric approaches in global health market research

One of the biggest buzz topics in the global health community over the last couple of years has been human-centred design, also referred to as behavior-centred design. In this blog I outline our understanding of a) human-centred design, b) how it can be applied to improve global health interventions, and c) how it intersects with market research. 

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  • Posted by Rachel Howard
  • July 6, 2017
  • Blogs, News

In the news: What will the UK’s recent general election result and ongoing Brexit negotiations mean for DfID funding for global health?

In the news: What will the UK’s recent general election result and ongoing Brexit negotiations mean for DfID funding for global health?

The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) was established in 1997 with a mandate to tackle world poverty. Since its inception, it has played a major role in the global health landscape through bilateral programs, health partnerships, and the support of multilateral organisations, as well as influencing global health policy and international health research.  Its future has come under increasing scrutiny following the UK referendum result in favour of leaving the EU last year, and again in the wake of last month’s general election result.  

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  • Posted by Zoe Walton
  • April 26, 2017
  • Blogs

Online Community Research – What to consider when running an online research community?

Online Community Research – What to consider when running an online research community?

The use of online communities is becoming more common in healthcare market research. Online community research means creating an intentionally established platform to bring together a group of like-minded individuals who take part in guided discussions and structured exercises about a specified topic. As technology continues to improve, online platforms have become increasingly more interactive and user friendly. As I’m currently working on an online platform, I was intrigued to find out more about this method of research; why should we be using online communities in healthcare market research? 

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  • Posted by Sarah Rowland
  • March 20, 2017
  • Blogs

Healthcare Market Research in the Gulf: 3 lessons I’ve learned

Healthcare Market Research in the Gulf: 3 lessons I’ve learned

A few key considerations for conducting healthcare market research in the Gulf

Something I recently discovered whilst working on an emerging markets project is that conducting healthcare market research in the Gulf is very different to conducting research in western countries. Whilst the Gulf region is not one single, homogenous market, there are three general truths I learned which I’d like to share

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