Practical Tips

Practical Tips

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:

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Quantitative platforms at a reasonable price

Posted on 11 November 2019

A recent e-group enquiry asked for recommendations of platforms for small/ cheap quantitative surveys... accepting their limitations, these are good for quick or occasional surveys. Recommendations included Typeform: Visually appealing,...

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Brexit Preparations

Posted on 10 September 2019

With all the uncertainty about Brexit, it is important to keep up to date with the implications of a deal, or no deal, for your business. Whilst it is impossible...

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How to refocus after a break

Posted on 4 September 2019

Lucy Eckley of Build Your Brand Story outlines some really useful tips for getting our work momentum back after summer. Read full article here.

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How accurate are ‘likely to purchase’ scores?

Posted on 1 August 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.