Invoke™ to Demo Next Generation of CoursEval™ at HLC Conference 2017

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Improvements Designed to Drive Superior Survey Response Rates and

Improve Teaching Effectiveness

WALTHAM, MA, March 30, 2017 – Invoke™, the pioneer in course evaluation systems and large-scale online qualitative market research solutions for both higher-ed administration and commercial applications, will demonstrate the next generation of its CoursEval™ and Invoke LIVE for Higher Education solutions at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Annual Conference.

A Few Resolutions for 2017

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I’m not one for making predictions.  I often feel like I am stretching too much without a solid foundation.  Instead, I prefer to make resolutions.  What can I do to enhance my craft and become a better researcher?  With so many clients turning to “big data” to shed light on customer behavior, I am often required to sell-in the value of more exploratory methods to provide context and clarity to the relationships revealed by data scientists.  My 2017 resolutions are all focused on exploring how we can extend the value of primary research methods and help build the necessary bridges between “big” and “small” data insights.

Do we really need large-scale quant? The Invoke answer is a definitive “sometimes.”

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Invoke Invoke Solutions Online Research Qualitative Quantitative Focus Groups online survey quantitative qualitative market research, invoke solutions, Invoke live, online focus groupDuring my time at Invoke, I have consistently told clients – and they have been consistently delighted with – how our Live platform and tools successfully merge the deep, emotive responses of qualitative research (and those little nuggets of insight that may otherwise be hidden in traditional quant) with base sizes (usually between 100-300) that can support quantitative findings and percentages.

2016: Year of Fake News – Millennials value trust in news, but are sometimes willing to overlook it

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We’re at the foothill of a new year, and I find myself continuing to want to understand Millennials a little better, so I’m revisiting an Invoke Xperience session (the session can be seen here) focused on understanding Millennial perceptions and behaviors regarding the news they consume. This session relied on traditional “Invokian” methods and lines of qualitative and quantitative questioning to uncover some interesting tidbits about what’s important to Millennials and how this impacts where they source their news and stay up-to-date on current events.  In light of the recent “fake” news phenomenon, I think this is the perfect time to take another look at this study.

Market Research = Professional Listening?

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Market ResearchI took advantage the other day to do some Fall cleanup of my office and came across an article I had read a number of years ago from the McKinsey Quarterly called The Executive’s Guide to Better Listening, written by Bernard Ferrari. .  What I love most is that it continues to resonate even today.  I actually find it incredibly relevant – especially in a time of new US Presidential leadership.  A huge challenge for new leaders – whether they be corporate, academic, or political – is in better understanding their audience and responding with the “right” programs, products, messages, and decisions.

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