Consumer Behavior Research Methods



This chapter starts by distinguishing consumer behavior research methods based on the type of data used, being either secondary or primary. Most consumer behavior research studies phenomena that require researchers to enter the field and collect data on their own, and therefore the chapter emphasizes the discussion of primary research methods. Based on the nature of the data primary research methods are further distinguished into qualitative and quantitative. The chapter describes the most important and popular qualitative and quantitative methods. It concludes with an overall evaluation of the methods and how to improve quality in consumer behavior research methods.


Focus Group Physiological Measure Survey Research Projective Technique Ethnographic Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationAarhus School of Business and Social SciencesAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, School of MarketingUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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