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2016 Annual Technology Survey – report now available

By Newsdesk on 7th Jun 2017.

The 13th annual technology report is now available. This survey of over 200 research companies worldwide provides unique, valuable insights into the technology that lies behind research. It charts several key technology trends that go back at least ten years, as well as focusing on some areas of topical interest. For 2016, these include looking at developments […]

MRX and technology – on the road and cautiously edging forward

By Tim Macer on 6th Jun 2017.

The belief is that technology moves fast. Our annual survey of technology in the market research industry – done in partnership with FocusVision – is released on June 8th and offers an alternative view. As in previous years, it shows an industry on the move – but rather than traveling light with laptop and a […]

IJMR publishes paper from Tim Macer and Sheila Wilson

By Newsdesk on 5th Apr 2017.

A paper first presented by Sheila Wilson and Tim Macer at the ASC’s International Conference in 2016 was one of those picked to feature in a special issue of the highly rated journal, the International Journal of Market Research, in a special issue devoted to the ASC Conference. IJMR Editor-in-Chief Peter Mouncey notes in the issue’s editorial, […]

2015 Annual Technology Survey – report now available

By Newsdesk on 3rd Mar 2016.

The twelfth annual technology report is now available. This survey of over 200 research companies worldwide provides unique, valuable insights into the technology that lies behind research. It charts several key technology trends that go back at least ten years, as well as focusing on some areas of topical interest. For 2015, these include looking […]

Participate in our 2015 MR Technology Survey!

By Newsdesk on 19th Nov 2015.

Research for the 2015 annual Market Research Technology Survey, sponsored this year by FocusVision, is currently being carried out by meaning. If you work in a research company and are influential in or knowledgeable about technology decisions within your company, we’d like to hear from you. Simply click on this link, and we will qualify […]

Tim Macer talks about the future of Data Collection at ESOMAR 2015

By Newsdesk on 28th Sep 2015.

There is a future for collecting data in market research, contrary to what some Big Data analysts may say, but that future will be very different from the data collection practiced today, said Tim Macer at the first session of the day at ESOMAR’s 2015 Congress in Dublin. Invited by research technology provider Qualtrics, Macer […]

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2014 Annual Technology Report released

By Newsdesk on 23rd Apr 2015.

Our annual technology report for 2014 is out! We have a new sponsor, FocusVision, and a new name for the report, the FocusVision Market Research Technology Report. Working in partnership with FocusVision, we have faithfully reproduced existing tracking questions, while migrating to a new interviewing environment. We are pleased to report that the trends we […]

New book on Online Panels – with a chapter from meaning MD Tim Macer

By Newsdesk on 5th Jun 2014.

How good is the quality of the access panel you are using to feed participants into your online research? How would you begin to assess quality? How can you tell good practice from bad practice? How do you create and sustain a panel that will create robust and reliable samples for market research or social […]

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2013 Technology Survey Results Released

By Tim Macer on 29th May 2014.

The results of our annual survey are released. It’s a special year this year, as it marks the tenth anniversary of the survey. We celebrated by asking a few special questions asking people to cast their minds back over the last ten years, and then to sweep forward another ten years. We also explored these […]

Revealing MR technology in 2023!

By Sheila Wilson on 29th May 2014.

Having just helped to complete the (rather weighty) 2013 Confirmit MR Technology Report, I am definitely in a celebratory mood, especially as it’s the tenth anniversary of the project. To mark the occasion, we added some extra juicy questions this time. We normally use only closed questions, except for the occasional ‘other specify’, but for […]

Software survey: “reveals interesting nuggets”

By Sheila Wilson on 4th Jun 2013.

Simon Chadwick and Peter Milla write in ESOMAR’s RW Connect that the Annual Market Research Software Survey is one of the reports they look forward to every year. “It’s not just a dry technology report,” they say. The study is now in its 9th year. Confirmit sponsored it and meaning conducts the study.

2012 Software Survey Results Released

By Newsdesk on 30th May 2013.

The Annual Market Research Software survey, carried out meaning, and once again sponsored by Confirmit, is now in its ninth year. The survey provides a unique set of information and insights into software and the interplay of technology and methodology within the market research industry. It provides a snapshot of current usage and attitudes and […]