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Course 2015-2016 a.y.

30377 - MARKET RESEARCH FOR CULTURAL SETTINGS


CLEACC
Department of Marketing

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEACC (6 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
THOMAS EICHENTOPF

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: THOMAS EICHENTOPF


Course Objectives
We might intuitively associate marketing research with big companies and advertising agencies. However, marketing research is a vital tool for cultural institutions and creative enterprises, too. As this setting consists of large multinational enterprises, small local initiatives, and public institutions alike, the course covers a wide range of problems and methodologies. That richness enables students to understand and use quantitative tools in their professional life. The course aims to be a laboratory that allows for first-hand experiences of marketing research projects: students analyze typical problems, select and apply statistical techniques to investigate empirical data, and identify relevant managerial conclusions.

Course Content Summary
  • Identifying and analyzing marketing research problems.
  • Designing research projects.
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative data.
  • Managing data collection with surveys.
  • Using internal and external secondary marketing data.
  • Analyzing marketing data with appropriate (multivariate) statistical techniques.
  • Explaining and transferring results to managerial practice.
  • Understanding benefits and conditions of various research strategies.
  • Ethical aspects of marketing research.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Attending Students
- Field project (50%)
- Final Exam (50%)
During the course, there are occasions to earn extra credits

Non Attendig
- Final Written exam (100%)
During the course, there are occasions to earn extra credits

Textbooks
Attending students
• Malhotra, N.K. (2009), Marketing Research - An Applied Orientation, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall (chapter 1 to 13).
• A small (!) selection of electronic resources

Non - Attending students
• Malhotra, N.K. (2009), Marketing Research - An Applied Orientation, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall (chapters 1 to 20).
• A small (!) selection of electronic resources

Prerequisites
This is not a course on statistics, but students should feel advised to have some understanding of key statistical concepts, i.e. multivariate statistics and linear regression models, which we use throughout the course.
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