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  • Posted by Misti Paul
  • March 28, 2019
  • Events

Data Analytics & Insight Conference 2019

Data Analytics & Insight Conference 2019

Last month Analytics Director Misti Paul attended the Data Analytics & Insight Conference in London.

The analytics industry is experiencing unparalleled growth, fueled by big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and social media analysis. According to statistics provided by the Market Research Society, the analytics industry has experienced 350% growth since 2012. Key drivers of this growth have been disruptive innovation, exponential growth of data, data warehousing, architecture and analytics. However, the shortage of skilled analysts and data scientists remains a barrier in this industry.  Many organisations are still learning and grappling with ways to integrate analytics in their business.

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  • Posted by Richard Head
  • January 31, 2019
  • Webinars

Poker face revealed: Using facial analysis to uncover deeper levels of emotional insight

Poker face revealed: Using facial analysis to uncover deeper levels of emotional insight

In 2019 we will be hosting a series of webinars covering market research innovations which have value in healthcare. In the first part of this series we demonstrate how we've been using facial analysis to delve further into respondents' reactions to healthcare communications.

Does your expression give you away? According to psychologists, a lot of emotional information can be drawn from our facial expressions. Brief, involuntary flashes of emotion or 'micro-expressions' can reveal a lot about a person’s true feelings. As market researchers interested in the emotional responses driving people’s attitudes and behaviours, this information is invaluable but can often be difficult to obtain. One of the latest innovations in market research is facial analysis, which uses recognition software to detect a range of emotions in faces.

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Can virtual reality revolutionise the way we conduct healthcare market research?

Can virtual reality revolutionise the way  we conduct healthcare market research?

In the final installment of a three-part series exploring immersive technologies, Harrison Gaiger looks at how technological advances in VR/AR are offering new opportunities for conducting healthcare market research.

Given the powerful impact of VR/AR technology and its expanding applications within the healthcare industry, it is easy to imagine the many ways in which VR/AR can be utilised to develop, research, and evaluate product and service innovations. Instead of simply observing how respondents behave, pharmaceutical and MedTech companies now have the ability to understand the reasons why with greater clarity. VR/AR technology presents market researchers with an opportunity to study customers’ behaviour in more depth than ever before and can provide insights that complement those gathered using traditional market research techniques, such as surveys and focus groups.

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How brainstorming exercises enhanced a segmentation validation study

Our client had an oncology product in development for the treatment of prostate cancer. The company wanted to conduct research to inform future planning, list development, advisory board creation, and initial communications platforms. In an earlier quantitative wave of research we had identified four segments to define physician treatment and prescription behaviors. Our next challenge was to validate the segmentation. Our client wanted to gain a deeper qualitative market understanding of treatment views and prescribing motivators of the four segments. They also needed to open lines of communications within the team, giving both local and remote team members the opportunity to engage and interact with the research and segmentation. 
 
 

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