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Still thinking about the quality of the conversation…

Here at Blue Marble, we’ve been troubled by the emphasis on incentives to get bums on seats. Research respondents are fundamental to what we do. That’s why we don’t want just bums, we want engaged people ready to share their opinions. But it can feel like the relationship between respondent and researcher is less about

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Angry Birds

Life at Manor Courtyard is usually calm and uneventful. It is a beautiful place. And good, we feel, for unraveling data, reflecting on discussion groups and putting our minds to thoughtful analysis. We notice the seasons acutely – it being a working farm. And of course, we enjoy visits from Lottie the working farm dog

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Consumer Council for Water (CCW)

A new dawn for water?

Our latest report for CCWater has just been published. It has been a great project, spending time in Scotland finding out how the ‘open water’ retail market has worked over the last 8 years. Come April 2017, businesses in England will also be able to choose their water provider for the retail bit – billing

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Blue Marble

Why Blue Marble?

We are named in homage to one of the most iconic images of all time… but few people know it as the Blue Marble. As the story goes, Apollo 17 was NASA’s last and most successful manned Moon mission. Within just a few hours of launch, the crew was 24,000 km away and could see

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