When Difference Doesn’t Mean Different: Understanding Cultural Bias
Running global Customer Experience studies provides both better value for money than individual country studies and a degree of standardisation across markets. However, their validity remains at risk from an age-old research problem: cultural bias.
The Numbers Game: Measuring Audiences in the Data Age
People who fear numbers are said to suffer from numerophobia or arithmophobia. There are even those who fear specific numbers like number 7 (heptaphobics) or number 13 (triskaidekaphobics). Audience measurement is a discipline swimming in numbers and, with the emergence of Big Data to supplement or even replace more traditional survey approaches in many cases, now throws out even more numbers.
Ethnography: an Unfiltered View of Reality
Ethnography is a research method made for investigating cultural practices, rituals, consumer behaviour, routines and social norms. It helps our clients identify previously unseen opportunities through looking at people’s worlds in a new way, through putting behaviour at the heart of our investigation.
Ipsos Update - June 2018
Welcome to Ipsos Update – our monthly selection of research and thinking from Ipsos teams around the world. June’s edition features new papers on shopper behaviour and the value of reputation, as well as global surveys on socialism, summer holiday plans and the Royal Family.
What Worries the World in 2017?
Every month across the year, our What Worries the World survey series has asked an online sample of over 18,000 citizens in 26 core countries about the biggest worries for their nation, presenting them with a list of 17 concerns ranging from crime and violence to childhood obesity.