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Basic Marketing Research: Application to Contemporary Issues with SPSS-Student Edition,9780133768565
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Basic Marketing Research: Application to Contemporary Issues with SPSS-Student Edition

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ISBN13:

9780133768565

ISBN10:
0133768562
Format:
Hardcover w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For undergraduate courses in Marketing Research. Written from the perspective of users of marketing research, this easy to read and understand text presents concepts and principles at a basic level. It is practical, applied, and managerial, and focuses on important contemporary issuesin total quality management, international marketing, technology, ethics, and the Internet.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION AND EARLY PHASES OF MARKETING RESEARCH 1(78)
Introduction to Marketing Research
2(32)
Defining the Marketing Research Problem and Developing an Approach
34(45)
Cases for Part I
68(6)
Video Cases for Part I
74(5)
Part II: RESEARCH DESIGN FORMULATION 79(348)
Research Design
80(28)
Exploratory Research Design: Secondary Data
108(28)
Exploratory Research Design: Syndicated Sources of Secondary Data
136(28)
Exploratory Research Design: Qualitative Research
164(28)
Descriptive Research Design: Survey and Observation
192(30)
Causal Research Design: Experimentation
222(30)
Measurement and Scaling: Fundamentals and Comparative Scaling
252(26)
Measurement and Scaling: Noncomparative Techniques
278(28)
Questionnaire and Form Design
306(36)
Sampling: Design and Procedures
342(32)
Sampling: Final and Initial Sample Size Determination
374(53)
Cases for Part II
400(16)
Video Cases for Part II
416(11)
Part III: DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND REPORTING 427(182)
Field Work
428(20)
Data Preparation and Analysis Strategy
448(22)
Frequency Distribution, Hypothesis Testing, and Cross-Tabulation
470(32)
Hypothesis Testing Related to Differences
502(30)
Correlation and Regression
532(34)
Report Preparation and Presentation
566(43)
Part 3A: Cases With External Data
589(8)
Part 3B: Cases Without External Data
597(8)
Video Cases for Part III
605(4)
Part IV: COMPREHENSIVE CASES 609(1)
Comprehensive Cases with External Data
609(30)
Comprehensive Video Cases
639

Excerpts

The response to my graduate text,Marketing Research: An Applied Orientation,has been truly gratifying, with more than 144 universities adopting the book in the United States. The book has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian, and an International Edition, a European Edition, and an Australian and New Zealand Edition have also been published.Basic Marketing Research: Applications to Contemporary Issuesbuilds on this success and carries it to the undergraduate level. Audience The book is suitable for use in a basic marketing research course at the undergraduate level. Basic marketing research concepts and principles are presented so that they are easy to read and understand. An abundance of diagrams, tables, pictures, illustrations, and examples help to explain the concepts. Other features designed for undergraduate students include an opening vignette that is referred to throughout the chapter, acronyms at the end of each chapter summarizing the key concepts, extensive assignment material (questions, problems, and Internet and computer exercises), and activities (role playing, field work, and group discussion). Organization The book has four parts, based on a six-step framework for conducting marketing research. Part One provides an introduction to marketing research and discusses problem definition, the first and most important step. It also describes the nature and scope of research undertaken to develop an approach to the problem, the second step in the marketing research process. Part Two covers research design, the third step, and describes in detail exploratory, descriptive, and causal research designs. The types of information commonly obtained in marketing research are described, as well as the appropriate scales for obtaining such information. Guidelines for designing questionnaires are presented, and the procedures, techniques, and statistical considerations involved in sampling are explained. Part Three presents a practical and managerially oriented discussion of field work, the fourth step in the marketing research process. It also covers data preparation and analysis, the fifth step. Basic statistical techniques are discussed in detail, with emphasis on procedures, results, and managerial implications. Four statistical packages--SPSS, SAS, MINITAB, and EXCEL--are featured. While four statistical packages are featured, SPSS gets special emphasis. A student version of SPSS is enclosed along with SPSS files for all the data sets used in this book. Communicating the research by preparing and presenting a formal report constitutes the sixth step in the marketing research process, which is also discussed in Part Three. Finally, Part Four contains comprehensive cases and video cases. Key Features of the Text The book has several important or unique features in terms of its content and its pedagogy. CONTENT FEATURES A chapter is devoted to problem definition and developing an approach. These important steps in the marketing research process are discussed thoroughly and extensively (Chapter 2). A chapter covers secondary data analysis. In addition to the traditional sources, computerized databases are also covered extensively. Use of the Internet for secondary data analysis is discussed in detail (Chapter 4). A chapter is devoted to syndicate services. The types of data available from syndicate firms and the applications of such data are described in detail (Chapter 5). A whole chapter is dedicated to qualitative research. Focus groups, depth interviews, and projective techniques are discussed in detail with emphasis on the applications of these procedures. Use of the Internet for qualitative research is discussed in detail (Chapter 6). One chapter presents survey and observation methods (Chapter 7), while another discusses


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