Businesses and organisations who are constantly seeking new consumer insights should consider both quantitative and qualitative research.
Quantitative research typically involves asking very specific questions to a large, representative sample of consumers.
For instance, the WDR sample size is 2,000 representative British adults, provided by YouGov.
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Qualitative research seeks to understand specific issues in more depth through interactive discussions with much smaller groups of carefully selected consumers.
For instance, focus groups set up to assess consumer perceptions about drinks brands or categories will typically involve 8-10 consumers.
Consumer blind tastings for wine, on the other hand, will involve a minimum of 100 people.
Typical drinks challenges
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Example applications of WDR Qualitative :
- Helping increase the success rate in new product launches
- Investigating underperformance in a key category
- Making more effective business cases with retailers
- Identifying opportunities for category development