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Market share observations. The success of any research project depends ultimately on the skills of the team members and on their ability to operate synergistically, therefore team selection is a critical step. Research teams are typically comprised of the lead analyst, the support analyst, research managers, market consultants, account managers, partners, industry advisors and key customers.
They are most often involved in the segmentation planning, scope of analysis and general research design. The first task of the research team is to prepare for the data collection process: Filing systems and relational databases are developed as needed. The required low-level data is then identified, and the fields are assembled into figures and charts. Once the organizational framework is complete, secondary research i. The core of all iData research reports is primary market research.
Interviews with industry insiders represent the single most reliable way to obtain accurate, current data about market conditions, trends, threats and opportunities. Effective interviewing is therefore critical to the success of every research project, and all iData research analysts undergo extensive training in interview designs, strategies and techniques.
At this stage, interviews are performed using contacts and information acquired in the secondary research phase.
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Valuable strategic information is obtained from market participants, and is then used to modify market models and cross-verify secondary research and competitor insights. Critical analysis of data received during interviews is an important phase of primary research. A report is only as accurate as the information on which it is based, and sometimes respondents may knowingly or unknowingly pass on inaccurate data.
Furthermore, wherever possible iData cross-verifies all data from each respondent by interviewing others in the same industry. Answers are also confirmed by speaking to other competitors, end users and customers. Results are also corroborated with estimates obtained from secondary research, and from top-down models developed concurrently during the interview process.
Misleading information is, in this way, almost always revealed, and any such data is discarded. Following the completion of the primary research phase, the collected information must be synthesized into an accurate view of the market status. The most important question is the current state of the market; this must be resolved before any company can cogently formulate business plans and strategic tactics. To compete effectively, companies also require quantitative estimates of the future growth and qualitative nature of the market.
Data alone is often an inadequate forecasting method, since the underlying information sometimes cannot be found. Moreover, market history does not necessarily reflect market future — new trends, technologies and treatments may arise that can render historically based inferences meaningless.
In contrast, expert opinions have been found to incorporate the changes in market drivers and limiters in a more reliable way. The experts consulted include, among others, key customers, government regulators, marketing managers, sales managers, Research and Development managers, business development managers, market research consultants, management consultants, trade press journalists and company executives. Changes in market share are the most telling indication of the effectiveness of corporate strategies; it is important to identify those who are succeeding in the market and those who are failing, and the cause of the market flux.
From this understanding of the forces driving the market, the analyst team prepares its strategic recommendations. Ultimately, it is this market wisdom, beyond even the market data and forecasts, that is the most valuable component of iData market research reports and which provides our customers with the greatest competitive edge.
However, iData always advises clients that our forecasts should only be one tool among many for decision making at their companies.
It should be one more source of input for their work in investigating the market and developing a strategy with a competitive edge. An integral part of the iData research methodology is a built-in philosophy of quality control and continuing improvement is integral to the iData philosophy. Each analyst team bears final responsibility for the quality and accuracy of their reports.
This is achieved through a process of cross-verification and comparison among alternative estimators.