This text takes a "macro-micro-macro" approach toward communicating the intricacies of marketing research and its usefulness to the marketing organization. The book begins with a macro-level treatment of what marketing research is, where it fits within an organization, and how it helps in managerial decision-making. The body of the text takes a micro-level approach, detailing each step of the marketing research process using a decision-oriented perspective. The authors wrap up with a macro-level treatment of the applications of marketing research. As with previous editions, the text provides thorough coverage of the most advanced and current marketing research methodologies, point out their limitations, as well their potential for enhancing research results.
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Transform a world of marketing data into strategic advantage In a world exploding with marketing data, there's one text that keeps pace with the latest tools, applications, and developments in marketing research. Now in its Seventh Edition, Aaker, Kumar, and Day's Marketing Research shows future managers and researchers when marketing research can and should be used, what research alternatives exist, how to recognize effective and ineffective research, and how to interpret and apply the results. The authors take readers step by step through the entire marketing research process, describing the most advanced and current methodologies. Reflecting emerging trends and changes in the marketplace, this new edition has been completely revised, updated, and enhanced. New features include:
* Relevant and recent examples and citations
* Expanded coverage of e-commerce and database marketing
* New cases and problems, covering a wide range of products and organizations
* Marketing Research in Business sections in each chapter that focus on the real-world applications of marketing research
* Firm-specific and data-specific URLs connecting to the most recent information
* New coverage of the use of SPSS(r) in illustrating the data analysis
Now available with SPSS(r) software. This Seventh Edition can be packaged with SPSS(r) Student Version 9.0 (Set ISBN: 0-471-39564-1).
What is bad marketing research? What are the research alternatives? How do you interpret and apply the results? These are just a few of the questions this classic text answers! The authors first show both practicing and future managers and researchers where marketing research fits into the organization and how it fuels decision-making. Then they detail each element of the process in a way that helps to develop sound decision-making skills. Finally, they spotlight how marketing research is effectively applied in today’s businesses. Throughout, clear and current examples, applications, and illustrations bring the material into sharp focus! This exciting new edition features:
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