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Projective techniques toolkit

Posted on 6 November 2020

Abbey Teunis recently asked the e-group for ideas on what projective techniques to use on a job for a client who requested 'creative and new thinking'. Many ICGers suggested a...

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Developing business policies

Posted on 29 October 2020

Increasingly clients (and their procurement departments) require their suppliers to have a suite of business policies in place in order to commission work. A business policy is a set of...

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Zoom presentations – how to keep your audience engaged

Posted on 17 September 2020

In the post Covid world, we are finding that we are increasingly conducting meetings and presentations online - but how do you keep your audience engaged when they are in...

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10 vs 11 point scales – the pros and cons

Posted on 17 September 2020

Is there a difference between how people respond to a 10 (1-10) or an 11 (0-11) point scale? Are differences seen just at the bottom end of the scale, or...

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Books to teach people about research

Posted on 29 July 2020

This is a summary of responses to a recent request on the egroup for good qual books - aimed at teaching clients and junior researchers (and 'reminding' the more experienced...

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Separating pages in a PDF

Posted on 18 July 2020

A recent email thread asked the group whether anyone knew of a tool that would help separate out pages in a PDF into individual (for easy uploading as stimulus). Suggestions...

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Managing online incentive payments

Posted on 18 June 2020

Following a recent egroup thread, Lisa Steadman has summarised the ways in which members are managing incentive payments for online projects... PayPal - Important to ensure that you collect respondents'...

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Workshops & Co-creation tools

Posted on 20 May 2020

ICG member Sharon Powell recently alerted us to the the 'Gamestorming' website. This site contains a host of ideas, tools, techniques and advice that can be used by facilitators to...

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Prize Draw T&Cs

Posted on 6 March 2020

As researchers, we sometimes find ourselves offering a prize draw as an incentive for respondents taking part in a survey. There are very specific conditions around how a prize draw...

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Vox pops – hints and tips for respondents

Posted on 15 January 2020

Asking respondents to create a vox pop of themselves on their phones is a great idea - but often the results can be disappointing with underexposed, a dark films, shaky...

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Incentive payments – alternatives to cash!

Posted on 28 November 2019

There are various cost effective (and secure) alternative payment solutions for incentives. Amazon: Incentives can be as low as £1 (good for tasks in a long term community) and you...

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Stats testers – useful sources

Posted on 12 November 2019

Useful online/ app stats testing programmes... Maritz website: Bonamy Finch SigTester app - free to download (Andoid and Apple)Online stats tester: for sscalcOnline sample size calculator: