Archive for April, 2011


Conversition Presents Mobile Mixed-Mode at MRA in Washington

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Mobile Mixed-Mode Research Workshop

Date: 06/06/2011
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: Palladian Ballroom

Technology has forever changed the way people live their lives and how businesses do business. Gone are the days of conducting a single mode, landline telephone survey to reach a representative sample. Using multiple data collection methods creates many challenges for marketing research. It also provides new opportunities for reaching and understanding different populations. With the advent of new technologies, researchers now have a wide range of options available to them. But what works and what doesn’t? How do we implement those new and still widely debated methods and provide reliable results?
In this three hour immersion workshop, attendees will first get detailed explanations of four separate case studies that provide practical applications of online panels, cell phones, smart phones, SMS texting, IVR, social media, mobile web surveys, and tablets in actual mixed mode research studies.
Attendees will then be challenged to put together an effective research plan using a variety of methods to collect opinions and sentiment from various “hard to reach” populations in less than ideal locations. This “hands on” session will provide participants with the knowledge of how to implement different data collection methods while understanding how each method augments and complements the others.

Conversition at the MRIA In Kelowna BC

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I have to admit – I’m pretty excited! Kelowna BC looks to be a gorgeous site for this year’s annual MRIA conference. Add to that a ton of great speakers and it doesn’t get much better. We were lucky enough to be selected to speak at the conference and look forward to sharing what we’ve learned since we presented at last year’s conference. We hope to see you on Monday May 30, at 2:30 in the Chilcotin room!

Side by Side by Side: The Survey, Cell, SMR Study You’ve Been Waiting For

In 2010, we saw sample social media research results, and we learned about the pros, cons, ethical implications of the method. Now, it’s about time we saw some real examples of how SMR works in cooperation with other methodologies. This presentation will showcase a cooperative study using results from three different methodologies, online panel surveys (fielded by global online sampling and data collection company, Research Now), cell phone surveys, and social media research. We will see where the results are similar and where they differ. We will discover how the strengths of one method build on the weaknesses of another method. We will discover data fusion at its finest.

Chief Research Officer Conversition Strategies

Annie Pettit, PhD is the Chief Research Officer of Conversition Strategies, a boutique market research company that specializes in social media research.

She has more than 15 years of experience as an online market researcher and specializes in survey research, data quality, and social media market research. Annie is a member of the CASRO, MRA, and ESOMAR social media research committees. She was previously the VP of Online Panel Analytics at Ipsos where she created their proprietary survey panel data quality system.

Annie tweets at @LoveStats and maintains the LoveStats marketing research blog where she occasionally showcases her attempts at being a better baker and gardener.

Recherche sur les réseaux sociaux pour les personne #MRX

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

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Nintendo 3DS: Pilotwing vs Dead or Alive

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

If I could make this post 3D I would, but until that day, just imagine that the charts you see below are bursting out of the screen and poking you in the eyes. Unless you’re wearing glasses. Then you’re safe.

Consumers have had some time now to try out the 3D system and decide whether they like it. Many people have already experienced the headaches, sickness, and vomiting that has accompanied this new form of brain candy. And if you’ve decided the headaches are worth it, or you’ve already trained the headaches away, you’re ready to pick out a new game.

Based on thousands of verbatims from across the internet – blogs, microblogs, forums, video sites, photo sites, and much more – that mentioned the Nintendo 3DS system, we coded and scored verbatims that mentioned these specific games to determine which one should be first on your shopping list.

In the first chart, you can see just how much chatter takes place about each of the games. Games at the top of the list generate the most chatter and that includes Pilotwing, Street Fighter, and Ghost Recon. In fact, these three games generate more chatter than the remaining 13 games put together.

On the other hand, games at the bottom of the chart generate the least chatter and that includes Dead or Alive, Bust-a-move, and The Sims. The six games as the bottom of the list aren’t that much different from each other in terms of the amount of chatter they generate.

But you know very well that volume of chatter does not mean a game is great. It could, in fact, mean a game is so bad that everyone is having a great time making fun of it. We all know about the Double Rainbow and poor Rebecca Black. So let’s make sure we’ve got it straight.

nintendo 3ds conversition social media measure

One of the tricky things with sentiment as that gross, violent, and scary games have a lot of negative words in them that erroneously lead to negative scores. So we took care of that right away. Those words had no influence on our scoring system.

The chart you see here shows the percentage of comments/status updates/messages that were scored as either negative (red), neutral (blue), or positive (green).

First of all, you can see that within Nintendo 3DS conversations, the game generating the most positive sentiment (55% of the messages were positive) was the Dead or Alive game. It may not generate the most chatter but it sure generates a lot of positive chatter.

On the other hand, Bust-a-move, which also didn’t generate a lot of chatter also failed to circumvent it with sentiment. Only about 25% of those verbatims fell into the positive side of the scale. Fortunately, though, almost none of the verbatims about Bus-a-move are negative. These aren’t bad scores but if you can only choose one game, maybe this isn’t the game for you.

nintendo 3ds conversition social media measure

Now that you have the scoop, you’ll have to decide which games are going to make the trip from the store to your home. Lego Star Wars is on its way to mine!
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