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Marketing Research: An Integrated Approach [Paperback]

Alan Wilson
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10 April 2006 027369474X 978-0273694748 2

This concise book places marketing research in the bigger picture of marketing and demonstrates how marketing research and its understanding should be seen as a key element of marketing rather than a backroom activity performed by statisticians.

The structure of this book closely follows the core elements of the MRS/CIM Marketing Research and Information Module, so will be ideal for those students studying towards these diplomas. This book is also ideal for those taking a short course in marketing research for the first time.


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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 2 edition (10 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 027369474X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273694748
  • Product Dimensions: 24.7 x 18.7 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Alan is Professor of Marketing at University of Strathclyde Business School. Before joining the Business School, he was a senior consultant within a London-based marketing consultancy practice and prior to that an Associate Director of a leading London-based marketing research agency. Whilst at Strathclyde, he has been a Vice Dean of the Strathclyde Business School and Head of the Department of Marketing.
Alan is a Fellow of the Market Research Society (MRS). He was a member of the Society's Governing Council (2002-2009) and also chaired the Society's Professional Development Advisory Board. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and acts as a Senior Examiner for both the CIM and MRS.
He has been invited to deliver lectures and seminars throughout the world in countries such as Pakistan, Poland, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Malaysia, Singapore and the US.

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Marketing Research: An Integrated Approach

Second Edition

Alan Wilson

“I am impressed by the simplicity and clarity of this book. The text stands out in its practicality and hands-on approach. Alan Wilson brings his rich research experience to this well-written, concise book.”

Zhongqi Jin, Middlesex University Business School

Marketing Research: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition is invaluable for anyone studying marketing research at a degree or diploma level and is prescribed reading for those students taking the joint module on Marketing Research and Information offered by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Market Research Society.

The book places research in the bigger picture of marketing and demonstrates how an understanding of marketing research is a key requirement of any effective marketing professional. The text integrates the key concepts and techniques of marketing research with the management of customer information from databases, loyalty cards and customer files.

Marketing Research is written in a clear and accessible style using many examples, real-life case histories and discussions of current issues in marketing research and customer information management that makes it very suitable for supporting the delivery of single semester modules on marketing research.

Key features

  • Links current marketing research techniques with real-life marketing research practice
  • Integrates marketing research with the rapidly-developing areas of customer information management, for example, loyalty cards, databases and customer records
  • Covers the newest developments within marketing research, for example, online research, multi-mode interviewing and falling response rates
  • Highlights how to brief and select marketing research suppliers
  • Provides chapter-by-chapter suggestions for further reading and websites

New to this edition

  • A CD incorporating a ‘demo’ version of SNAP comes FREE with the text. SNAP is one of the leading fully-integrated survey software packages for questionnaire design, data collection and analysis.  The CD, combined with the QuickStart Guide printed in the text, will enable readers to practice how to produce and analyse short questionnaires.

Alan Wilson is Professor of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde Business School. He is also Senior Examiner for the CIM / MRS joint module on Marketing Research and Information. Prior to joining the Universityof Strathclyde, he held high level positions within leading London-based marketing research agencies and a management consultancy practice.  He has written numerous articles on marketing research and has received a number of awards for his publications. He regularly acts as a marketing and marketing research advisor to a number of public and private organisations. He is also a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Council member of The Market Research Society and he chairs the Society’s Professional Development Advisory Board.

To access valuable learning and teaching materials visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/wilson.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read 12 May 2004
This book contains everything you need to know to pass the Marketing Research module of the CIM Professional Diploma. Although the subject matter may seem dry at first, this book is really well written. There are lots of interesting case studies and the layout makes it easy to read. An essential textbook - you might even enjoy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have 27 Aug 2008
This text is a must have for students studying Market Research, well laid out and easy to read. One of the few text books I go back to again and again.

I purchased mine for studying the MRS Diploma, and I found it useful for most, if not all, of the units.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a Marketing Student 22 Aug 2006
By Tom
This textbook is written in such a straightforward manner with examples and cases - that marketing research now seems interesting! It has helped me with my degree course and was essential for my CIM exam. I would certainly recommend it to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really handy... 12 Jun 2005
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Used this book for research and revision as part of my business degree. It's really well laid out and used good examples. Also its not too big, unlike most textbooks, which is handy if you need to carry it around with you.
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