Behavioural economics research: Challenge of choice

Research must adapt to two trends: to find the most effective way to measure consumer attitudes and emotions toward brands beyond merely asking questions; and to look beyond how consumers answer surveys and create analytically robust means of building a behavioural understanding of how consumers act and think.

Challenge of choice

Vanella Jackson and Duncan Houldsworth

The research industry needs to recognise the impact of framing in surveys and develop new tools for holistic measurement of human choice

What would the research industry do if it discovered that surveys did not reveal what consumers really thought? While the days of surveys are certainly not over, there is a growing acceptance that effective research needs to evolve and adapt to two critical trends. First, to determine the most effective manner of measuring consumer attitudes and emotions toward brands beyond just asking a respondent a question. Second, to look beyond...

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