Methods Beyond Interviewing in Qualitative Market Research by Philly Desai

By Philly Desai

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Target Audiences Irrespective of the topic of the research, there are some target audiences for whom ethnographic or observational approaches may be particularly useful. These include people who are hard to access, who may not feel happy in a group discussion or interview, or who lead lifestyles which make it difficult to keep appointments. The most common groups who are thought to fall into this category are various youth segments, in particular so-called ‘leading edge’ consumers – young people who are at the forefront of trends in fashion, music and social identity.

G. how frequently people wash, how much soap they purchase, how frequently they brush their teeth. These are areas in which people tend to over-claim, and surveys on these topics frequently overestimate the market for personal hygiene products. qxd 18 6/14/02 7:47 PM Page 18 BEYOND INTERVIEWING IN QUALITATIVE MARKET RESEARCH morally judged on the cleanliness of their homes. Hy Mariampolski has referred to observational work conducted in the home (1997) where the researchers observed a woman cleaning the toilet bowl and the bathroom basin surface – where the toothbrushes were kept – with the same cloth.

Further exploration led respondents to realise that they had never been shown how to clean the toilet, and therefore felt uncertain whether they were ‘doing it right’ or not. This insight could be valuable for a client in positioning a new cleaning product, for example, offering suggestions as to how best to clean the toilet or reassurance that consumers were indeed ‘doing it right’. In longer-term ethnography, work conducted by the author among workingclass young men suggested that they sometimes exaggerated their involvement in street conflicts in the presence of the researcher.

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