Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Marketing Research Proposal

Marketing Research Proposal Executive summary -- the proposal should begin with a summary of the major points from each of the other sections, presenting an overview of the entire proposal Background -- the background of the problem, including the environmental context, should be discussed Problem definition/objectives of the research -- normally a statement of the problem, including the specific components, should be presented. If this statement has not been developed (in the case of problem identification research), the objectives of the marketing research project should be clearly specified approach to the problem -- at a minimum, a review of the relevant academic and trade literature should be presented, along with some kind of analytical model. If research questions and hypotheses have been identified, then he should be included in the proposal Research design -- the research designed adopted, whether exploratory, descriptive, or casual, should be specified. fieldwork/data collection -- the proposal should discuss how the data will be collected and he will collect it. If the field work is to be subcontracted to another supplier, this should be stated. Control mechanisms to ensure the quality of data collected should be described Data analysis -- the kind of data analysis that will be conducted and how the results will be interpreted should be described Reporting -- the proposal should specify whether intermediate reports will be presented and at what stages, what will be the form of the final report, and whether a formal presentation of the results will be made Cost and time -- the cost of the project and a time schedule, broken down by phases, should be presented. A CPM or PERT chart might be included. In large projects, a payment schedule is also worked out in advance Appendices -- any statistical or other information that is of interest to only a feed people should be contained in appendices

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