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Statistical Significance

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As marketers, when we’re conducting research surveys, we want to get the most information out of our data. In doing so, we need to make sure that the results are analyzed properly. Just by simply looking at the numbers won’t give us the in-depth analysis that we need to make the best marketing decision for our clients. So, we dig deeper, we run statistical test such as a T- Test to determine if there is an actual statistical significance. If the results of the T-test indicates that the p-value equals .05 or less, there is a significant difference. If the P value equals .051 or higher, then the results are not significant. For instance, after conducting a survey we received the following results: For question one (How many hours do you work per week) we want to compare the means from two subgroups (males and females). The results show that males work an average of 38 hours per week and females work 41 hours per week. Even though the numbers are different, is there an actually statistical difference? After conducting a T test, the p value = 0.25. Since the p value is higher than 0.5, there is not a significant

Marketing Surveys or Marketing Experiments

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When we conduct research, we want to be able to choose the right path to get us the answers we need. There are two type of research tools you can use to gather information, a survey or an experiment. A marketing research survey is usually conducted by participants answering questions about a certain product or service. An experiment on the other hand is usually used to understand a consumer’s behavior.  When conducting these experiments usually the administrator would study the everyday behavioral patterns of their potential target audience. If you need to figure out which research method is better for your research objective, the key is to find out whether your trying to find out a behavioral pattern or ask questions about a particular product. When it comes to the cosmetics industry for example, conducting a marketing research survey would help when you want to find out what properties in cosmetics are most important. An experiment would usually be once the target market walks into a store where do they usually walk towards first.