Marketing Research: Methodological Foundations

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This best-selling text prepares students for effective decision making in employment through its managerial perspective on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of marketing research. Churchill's unique organisation allows students to develop an appreciation of the six steps of the research process. With a flexible, modular design and numerous examples and cases, this book provides an unequalled balance of theory and practice. Features: * The text organization follows the classic six stages in the research process, which defined the way the course was taught when Churchill's first edition was introduced in the 1970s. * A modular design enhances teaching flexibility by placing some of the more difficult material in appendices immediately after each chapter. * Supporting data bases reflect actual company experiences included in the text and provide students with first-hand experience in analyzing statistical problems. New to this edition: * Over 25 percent of the cases are new and another 30 percent have been revised. * Increased emphasis on the international aspects of the marketing research. * Careful attention has been paid to the current impact of technology and decision support systems in the field of marketing research. * A new video case, designed to be viewed in short, topical segments, illustrates key textual points and encourages interactive learning. * "Research Realities" detail applications of new information technology in the general field of marketing research as well as in specific situations. Of the 85 Research Realities, more than 25 percent are new. * Increased coverage of ethics includes a conceptual framework for viewing ethics choices in Appendix 2A, and more ethical scenarios that students need to address in subsequent chapters.

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A recognized leader in the field of marketing research, Gilbert A. Churchill, Jr., joined the University of Wisconsin faculty after receiving his D.B.A. from Indiana University in 1966. Professor Churchill was named Distinguished Marketing Educator by the American Marketing Association in 1986, the second individual so honored. This lifetime achievement award recognizes and honors a living marketing educator for distinguished service and outstanding contributions in the field of marketing education. Professor Churchill was also awarded the Academy of Marketing Science's lifetime achievement award in 1993 for his significant scholarly contributions. In 1996, he received a Paul D. Converse Award, which is given to the most influential marketing scholars, as judged by a national jury drawn from universities, businesses, and government. Also in 1996, the Marketing Research Group of the American Marketing Association established the Gilbert A. Churchill, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award, which is awarded each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to marketing research. Dr. Churchill is a past recipient of the yearly William O'Dell Award for an outstanding article in the JOURNAL OF MARKETING RESEARCH. He has also been a finalist for the award five additional times. He is a co-author of the most and third-most influential articles of the past century in sales management, as judged by a panel of experts in the field. His articles have appeared in such publications as the JOURNAL OF MARKETING RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF MARKETING, JOURNAL OF CONSUMER RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF RETAILING, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, DECISION SCIENCES, TECHNOMETRICS, and ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE.

Dawn Iacobucci is the Bronson Ingram Professor of Marketing at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University (since 2007). She has been Senior Associate Dean at Vanderbilt (2008-2010) and Professor of Marketing at Kellogg (Northwestern University, 1987-2004), University of Arizona (2001-2002), and Wharton (University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2007). She received her MS in statistics, and MA and PhD in quantitative psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MTS from Garrett Theological Seminary. Dr. Iacobucci's research focuses on modeling dyadic interactions and social networks, customer satisfaction and service quality, and multivariate and methodological research questions. She has published in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Marketing Science, the Journal of Service Research, Psychometrika, Psychological Bulletin, and Social Networks.

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Gilbert A. Churchill, Jr., received his DBA from Indiana University in 1966 and joined the University of Wisconsin faculty upon graduation. Churchill was named Distinguished Marketing Educator by the American Marketing Association in 1986-only the second individual so honored. The lifetime achievement award recognizes and honors a living marketing educator for distinguished service and outstanding contributions in the field of marketing education. Professor Churchill was also awarded the Academy of Marketing Science's lifetime achievement award in 1993 for his significant scholarly contributions. In 1996, he received a Paul D. Converse Award, given to the most influential marketing scholars as judged by a national jury drawn from universities, business and government. Also in 1996, the Marketing Research Group of the American Marketing Association established the Gilbert A. Churchill, Jr., lifetime achievement award, to be given each year to a person judged to have made significant lifetime contributions to marketing research. Professor Churchill has received numerous other academic awards, has served on the boards of the American Marketing Association, and the Advisory Committee to the Bureau of the Census. In addition, he has served as consultant to a number of companies, including Oscar Mayer, Western Publishing Company, and Parker Pen. Professor Churchill's articles have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Retailing, the Journal of Business Research, Decision Sciences, Technometrics and Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, among others. He is co-author of several books, and is a former editor of the Journal of Marketing Research. He has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Health Care Marketing and the Asian Journal of Marketing.

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