Market research firms specializing in hosting online surveys. View companies that post quantitative surveys online and provide clients with the collected survey data. The client usually provides the questionnaire and performs data analysis.
Survey hosting can refer to an ASP offering market research software where users can program and administer their own surveys. At the other end of the spectrum it can refer to a full-service survey solution where the survey company's professional staff programs and administers the survey on its own platform. This article describes differences in each approach and discusses some of the key considerations in the selection of a survey hosting vendor.
The current economic climate has caused some companies to defer or cancel market research projects. In many cases, a company may have correctly determined that the cost of completing a survey within the parameters required for actionable data is no longer possible given its current budget. However, defining exactly what those parameters should be is not always clear, and that is what mostly determines the project cost. This article focuses on the concept of incidence rates, which can be one of t