The 14th edition of the GreenBook Research Industry Trends report was published last week, reviewing findings from a survey of 2,229 researchers around the world: 1,786 suppliers and 443 clients. Key topics included which research methodologies are used and perceptions of innovative research firms.

After use of quantitative research methods outgrew use of qualitative techniques in 2012, in the most recent survey respondents reported that qualitative techniques, including online communities and traditional qual, saw stronger growth year over year than quant methods. Call it “The Revenge of Qual”!

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Author Notes:

Jeffrey Henning

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Jeffrey Henning, IPC is a professionally certified researcher and has personally conducted over 1,400 survey research projects. Jeffrey is a member of the Insights Association and the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers. In 2012, he was the inaugural winner of the MRA’s Impact award, which “recognizes an industry professional, team or organization that has demonstrated tremendous vision, leadership, and innovation, within the past year, that has led to advances in the marketing research profession.” In 2022, the Insights Association named him an IPC Laureate. Before founding Researchscape in 2012, Jeffrey co-founded Perseus Development Corporation in 1993, which introduced the first web-survey software, and Vovici in 2006, which pioneered the enterprise-feedback management category. A 35-year veteran of the research industry, he began his career as an industry analyst for an Inc. 500 research firm.