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Applying Cognitive Theories to Qualitative Research

Applying Cognitive Theories to Qualitative Research

iModerate Author

Dec 17, 2012

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Market researchers ultimately want to understand what drives consumers’ thinking, feelings, actions and decision-making. However, uncovering the considerations that shape an opinion or influence a decision in qualitative research isn’t always straightforward. People often struggle to articulate their thoughts and motivations, making uncovering what’s truly behind their decisions difficult.

Our latest white paper, “The Research Path to Uncovering Consumers’ Deeper Thoughts” illustrates how using a cognitive based approach will yield insights with more depth and context around them. In applying this approach, researchers can ask the right questions at the right time to unlock the concealed truths consumers aren’t always able to uncover themselves. Therefore, organizations will have a better understanding of how a consumer navigates through the purchase process so they can make more effective business decisions.

Specifically, in this white paper, we discuss how consumers make decisions, the factors that influence these decisions and how applying cognitive theory to qualitative research will help uncover those true emotional drivers behind a consumer’s decision.

We hope you find it interesting and informative. Enjoy!

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iModerate Author

By engaging an experienced firm such as iModerate, whose business is qualitative research, you get online delivery of depth interviews by experienced researchers – both during the interviews and for the analysis. iModerate does not simply understand our business questions, but they work to scope discussion guides to advance both the narrow business question and the larger context of the experience, helping us advance marketing and business objectives with their findings well beyond the immediate need.

Angela Knittle, Market Research Manager, Penske