Practical Tips

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How accurate are ‘likely to purchase’ scores?

Posted on 31 July 2019

We all know that people over claim in research - but by how much? There are several 'accepted' approaches to this, recently shared on the ICG's e-group. One empirically based...

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Interviewing On Sensitive Topics

Posted on 5 July 2019

Fiona Silver has kindly summarised the advice she received on interviewing potentially vulnerable people on a highly sensitive (not to say emotional) topic for the future reference of anyone with a similar query....

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Powerpoint template library and resources

Posted on 5 July 2019

Thanks to Geoff Fitzgerald for finding this useful recource of free PPT templates.

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Presenting at Conferences – Tips & Advice from ICGers

Posted on 23 May 2019

ICG member Alan Terry of Vanilla Research, asked members on the forum what their advice would be in ensuring that a presentation to a Conference went well.  He has put together...

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Resource Centre for questionnaire design

Posted on 9 May 2019

Following the recent webinar on the topic, Dr Keith Meadows has shared his resource centre which has various articles, white papers and case studies to help make the research process work better....

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Idea Generation Techniques

Posted on 3 May 2019

Recruitment company Cleverism has recently written an extremely interesting blog entitled '18 best idea generation techniques'. The blog which outlines the three stages of ideation, and then goes on to look at...

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Dealing with late payments

Posted on 2 May 2019

Late payment is a real problem for our members.  However, there are some useful resources out there to help you 'jog' your client's finance deparments along and some sensible 'good...

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Thinking about a Garden Office?

Posted on 2 May 2019

Chris Brooks has recently been thinking about adding a dedicated work space to her home - and asked the ICG egroup for suggestions and experiences.  Here is a summary of...

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Hints and Tips: Moderating your first group

Posted on 28 March 2019

For many of us, moderation is something that we now take in our stride, but memories of how we felt the first time we walked into that group room remain...

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Conference speaking tips

Posted on 12 March 2019

Try repeating a pre-presentation mantra: "I'm glad I'm here, I'm glad you're here, I know my stuff” - this induces confidence and calms your nerves "I'm glad I'm here" -...

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Data Protection Compliance – hints and tips

Posted on 19 February 2019

Inreasingly we are being asked by (larger) clients to complete various data compliance questionnaires, or supply details of our policies.  Following a recent egroup exchange, Tanya Squires put together an...

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Global Research beyond the norm…

Posted on 7 January 2019

Whilst working in a number of unusual research destinations, James Tattersfield of Polar Research found it a challenge to find good, solid and recommended research resources. He began to think about how...