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Expert Innovation Consulting & Consumer Research

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America's Most Social Small Business Is... For those of you who have followed along with our America's Most Social Small Business challenge, you know that it's been a fierce competition from the get-go, with 32 small businesses all over the country duking it out to claim the title of the most socially savvy. After some tough choices and hours of deliberation, the championship round has arrived. In this final match-up, we examined the social presences of our final two competitors — Sevenly, a cause-oriented apparel company, and Plated, a chef-designed food delivery service — in order to determine which, in fact, is most deserving of the title. Image: Mashable composite Drumroll please... Data and Statistics Data and Statistics Last Updated: April 03, 2014 The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available. Data Standards& Codes Manuals& Guides Meetings & relatedstatistical material Global Data

Social Media Statistics: Welcome to Social Media Statistics A big home for all facts and figures around social media - because I'm fed up of trawling around for them and I'm also sure that I'm not the only one who gets asked 'how many users does Facebook have?' every hour of every day. It's not the snazziest name for a project ever. Oh well. I'm hoping that this wiki will not only include usage stats, but also behaviour and attitude stats.

The Book of Symbols: Carl Jung’s Catalog of the Unconscious by Kirstin Butler Why Sarah Palin identifies with the grizzly bear, or what the unconscious knows but doesn’t reveal. A primary method for making sense of the world is by interpreting its symbols. We decode meaning through images and, often without realizing, are swayed by the power of their attendant associations. A central proponent of this theory, iconic Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Gustaf Jung, made an academic case for it in the now-classic Man and His Symbols, and a much more personal case in The Red Book. Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents Which countries match the GDP and population of America's states? IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis.

Sample Marketing Manager Job Description The marketing manager job description outlines the typical tasks and responsibilities of the marketing manager job. Marketing managers require certain competencies to perform the marketing manager function successfully, whatever industry they are working in. These common competencies are listed together with standard job requirements. This sample job description can be revised to reflect the marketing job you are specifying. Image/Cultural Complex Research Many artists create images that reflect the social, political, and religious conflicts of their times--and these conflicts are often the expression of cultrual complexes in the collective psyche. (click to explanatory article on concept of cultural complex) This research project invites you to contribute examples of this type of symbolic imagery to ARAS Online. C.G. Jung's Red Book has brought renewed focus on Jung's ability to express himself in images.

National Opinion Research Center - USA Univ. Chicago NORC multidisciplinary project teams include members with expertise and experience in theses and other research topics: Substance Use1/14 Substance use remains a stubborn problem, exacting enormous health and productivity costs, threatening family and community stability, and adding to an overburdened criminal justice system. NORC brings exceptional sensitivity and objectivity to the unique challenges of substance use research to provide insight and support effective decision making for substance use issues and programs. Read more Special Populations2/14

Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action Editor’s note: Kobie Fuller is a principal at Accel Partners. Put down the calculator and ignore the data for a second. Contrary to popular belief, startup marketing is not all about quantitative metrics and growth hacking. It’s time to start mapping out what creates a connection between you and your customer. Specifically, I am talking about driving customer actions by leveraging human emotion through the art of storytelling. Qualitative Measures « PreviousHomeNext » Qualitative research is a vast and complex area of methodology that can easily take up whole textbooks on its own. The purpose of this section is to introduce you to the idea of qualitative research (and how it is related to quantitative research) and give you some orientation to the major types of qualitative research data, approaches and methods. There are a number of important questions you should consider before undertaking qualitative research: Do you want to generate new theories or hypotheses?

The Psychology of Prices The fascinating infographic we share today focuses in on the psychology of pricing strategy. In other words: do the actual pricing options provided to a consumer influence overall buying behavior? It turns out the answer to that is a “yes”, and studies show that the extent to which it is a factor in buying decisions is actually very significant. Statistical Visualization For his book The Visual Miscellaneum, David McCandless, along with Lee Byron, had a look at breakups on Facebook, according to status updates. They looked for the phrase "we broke up because" in status updates, and then graphed the frequencies over time. Why they couldn't just look at updates to relationship status, I'm not sure. Notice the peak leading up to the holiday season and spring cleaning.

Data Visualization: 20+ Useful Tools and Resources There are plenty of cool technologies available to collect and examine data. Both web and desktop applications have provided some really great interfaces to fall in love with data mining, and with the rise in popularity we have noticed an increased number of infographics created over the past few years. Pin it Today we’ll be looking into some really cool and popular online resources for data visualization. You can see all kinds of data like human population, world condition and even human emotion presented via the visualization. While some of the visualization might be experimental, all of them have one similarity: they help you understand the data better, and this is exactly what visualization is for. The largest Free Internet Database about Cost of Living, Housing Indicators and many other informations about cities and countries! Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution. Numbeo is a collection of Web pages containing numerical and other itemizable data about cities and countries, designed to enable anyone to contribute or modify content. Numbeo uses the wisdom of the crowd to obtain the most reliable information possible.

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