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Research. Love it or despise it, few deny that without it, risk goes up. Risk that your assumptions are off-base, causing targets to be missed by a mile. Risk that foregoing it will end up costing more time and money, through failed initiatives, costly redesigns, etc.

In this issue, we hope to get you excited about an important part of the work that you may have mixed feelings about. We begin by providing an overview of the current market research landscape, and give attention to some new research methods that can expose different or deeper insights than traditional methods. Then, we examine new uses for an old research method that many marketers now consider indispensable. Next, we offer actionable advice on how to create a sensible research plan to help you meet your objectives. Finally, we take a close look at social media analysis as a growing research trend.

We hope you find this issue of The Source informative and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Tony Brinton Creative Director & Editor in Chief

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Almost every fellow teacher I know holds a part-time job to help make ends meet. They work at corporate retail giants, or tending bar (yes, a first-grade teacher I know told me she makes more in two nights of tending bar than in one week of teaching), or working the register at the supermarket. Little Miss Bartender is the exception to the low-paid, slightly-embarrassing, part-time work rule for most teachers.

It's a problem, especially considering the brutal work schedule most teachers are faced with on a daily basis. (If you doubt it, ask a teacher you know; the profession is not what it looked like from your desk in the 3rd Grade.)

One solution is online income for teachers. The market force trend lines are unmistakable: the internet is becoming the preferred first stop for information, especially of the "how-to" variety. Money spent online increases about 25% a year, according to, which predicts Europeans alone will spend more than $407 Billion in 2011.

A demand for "how-to" information coupled with a supply of how-to lessons written and produced by teachers equals opportunity. Teachers should naturally own the how-to online market.

They don't, right now.

One obstacle is a lack of ecommerce marketing knowledge among teachers.

They often need some "how-to" on taking advantage of the opportunity. This article is the first in a series of articles designed to serve as a source of helpful information for teachers who would like to earn money in a more creative, interesting and profitable way than working for a big box store, or delivering pizza, or even tending bar. Because those late nights at the bar can get really old.

Teachers who want an online income should learn basic marketing research first of all -- it takes ten minutes

Teachers who have some ideas for online how-to articles, ebooks or videos should first of all divine whether there is a searching, paying market for the product. Suppose I wondered if origami video lessons had any interest on the internet. How would I determine whether there really were an interest?

Using a simple, online keyword research tool, teachers who want an online income can discover about how many searches per day are made for a particular keyword. That tool is at

Open the keyword generator tool linked above in a separate browser window.

In the search field, type "origami." Or use your own search term. Perhaps "crayon resist art," or "how to draw anything," or any other potential topic for which you may consider creating and marketing an online, downloadable, how-to product (ebook, audio, video, etc.) for a mid-sized (or larger) online income.

The results will return a lot of information. I want you to focus on only one piece right now: the overall daily estimate. That number shows you, obviously, a (good) estimate of the total number of searches (at the main search engines) performed with that keyword in one day. For "origami," my research today (it will vary over time of course) showed about 2,418 "origami" searches are performed every day.

That tells me there's a high level of interest in origami.

It's an indication there could be a paying market for good, downloadable, online origami instruction at the right price.

This isn't the end of your market research, necessarily. But it does tell you whether the topic for which you are considering producing an ebook, audio or video for online income has any "buzz" online.

Try other keywords associated with the topic for which you are considering making a downloadable product. "Origami" has few related terms. But let's try "paper crane." I just ran it through the seobook tool. The number of daily searches is estimated at about 26. Not as good at 2,418. But, over time, it's not a bad number of searches. Twenty-six multiplied by 365 equals more than 9,400 searches per year.

Clearly, trying to market an ebook or video on "origami" in general is far preferable to "paper crane." That's a fact we couldn't have known without the valuable tool at

So teachers: here's your homework. Come up with a list of five to 10 how-to topics on which you could write or produce an ebook or video. Then run related keywords through the seobook keyword research tool. Choose two or three topics which are shown by the tool to have a high degree of interest. Then come back to this article and follow up with more information on how to market them.

Some of the lessons will include:
-How to make a .pdf book.
-How to choose a website host
-How to design a simple, one-page website to sell your product.
-How to keep your expectations realistic. You won't get rich quick. But you'll do better than working at a big box store. And maybe even better than tending bar.
-And much, much more.

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Few people would climb a mountain blindfolded. Yet company executives routinely pursue markets with blinders on-ignorant of market characteristics, the competition, and barriers to entry. Good ideas and good products aren't enough; a variety of factors can prevent first-class concepts from becoming profitable businesses. Opportunities need to be carefully investigated through objective market research. Investing in research can both save a business from making costly mistakes and increase its long-term profitability.

It's a common misconception that only large companies can afford market research. Just the opposite is true; small companies cannot afford not to invest in research. When resources are limited, mistakes are more damaging. Many small businesses fail because their owners don't do their homework-before starting the business and during the first crucial months. By performing a comprehensive market investigation-on their own or by enlisting the services of professional researchers-business owners can avoid pitfalls, increase revenues, and differentiate themselves from their competition.

Types of Market Research

Customer satisfaction is probably the most common form of market research but other kinds of research are equally important. The main categories are:• Competitor analysis - identifies who it is, pinpoints the strengths and weaknesses of other firms in the same market, shows where they are having success, and what they plan to do in the future. The objective is to stay a step ahead by taking advantage of their weaknesses, or at least keep up with them.• Market opportunity assessment - size, growth rate, trends, barriers to entry.• Product analysis - features, price points; determined by talking to potential customers to assess their desires before the product is introduced.

Research can be primary or secondary and quantitative or qualitative. A business needs primary research-which involves direct contact with sources of information-if it is trying to determine very specific, detailed information or is dealing with a technology, product, or service so new that there is a very limited existing body of literature. Customer satisfaction also requires primary research.

Secondary research involves the review of a body of existing literature about a topic. It is most suitable when a company wants a general overview of a broad topic, analyst opinions, and high-level quantitative information of an existing market.

Primary research is usually more expensive than secondary. Costs vary, depending on:• Sample size• How the survey will be administered - by mail, by telephone, online, focus groups• Whether just raw survey results or analysis and recommendations are desired

If resources are limited, a company can do secondary research in-house, provided in-house staff knows what resources are available, where to access the information, and how to interpret it. The Internet makes secondary research much easier and less expensive, because so many agencies have made information available for free. For example, government agencies worldwide furnish a wealth of quantitative information. Company Websites offer much valuable information, such as press releases, annual reports and financial filings, job openings, and product data sheets.

IT analysts and management consulting firms often make a limited number of reports and white papers available for free. Some companies also furnish free white papers, but these seldom are objective assessments.

Syndicated research reports are also available. These reports consist of long-term market forecasts, often segmented by geographical regions or vertical markets. Many businesses rely heavily on quantitative market forecasts to determine whether it makes sense for them to enter a new market or develop a new product. For established markets and products, syndicated research can be quite useful, but in the case of new products or technologies, such reports are less reliable.

Make the Most of Market Research

A business can dramatically improve its chances of getting valid results by clearly defining its objectives. Asking the right questions is crucial-a company should be able to clearly state what it wants to determine. It is not the responsibility of an outside research firm to identify what the client wants from a study. It is the research firm's responsibility to clearly explain its methodology and how it will approach a study.

Additionally, a research request should not be biased in favor of a particular result. Frequently, individuals who commission research have vested interests in a particular outcome. If the results are not to their liking, they try to discredit the study and ignore its results. It is best to have high-level decision-makers who have the best interests of the entire company at heart involved in the research process.

Research should not be based on an untested assumption. For example, a company should not assume there is demand for its new widget and ask a research company to find out how the product should be priced. Before developing the widget, the company should determine if there is a market for it.

Like any other investment, market research should be measured by the return it delivers. Return can be measured both by increased profitability and cost savings derived from not making mistakes. To receive any benefit, a company has to make a commitment to act on the results of a reliable research study. Market research can be a powerful business tool for those companies willing to remove their blindfolds.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To draw more awareness to the cause and help raise funds to continue the research and treatment of breast cancer, there are companies that sell products bearing the color pink and donating portions of sale proceeds to certain charities that support the cause.

With the Holidays fast approaching, you can start early to buy gifts for the important women in your life.

Here are some products that you can buy to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Courage Affirmawrap and 'Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul'- $39.95

You can cuddle up with this warm blanket in the colder months to come and enjoy reading this book. The book is not only good for you but good for the cause. The cozy fleece blanket is silk-screened with positive affirmations, and 20 percent of the purchase price of each bundle will be donated to cancer charities. This bundle is available online at

Cuisinart Pink Food Chopper- $14.95

This kitchen gadget can make a great gift to a female cook. It shops, dices, and minces. There is no mess when you use it. A portion of the sale proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. This product is available at Bed Bath & Beyond and online at

Special-edition Santoku Knife, $70.00

Another great gift idea for the female cook, this knife has a pink handle and sharp blade. Kyocera's special edition 5.5-inch Santoku ceramic knife is perfect for cutting fruits, vegetables, and meats. $5.00 from each sale will go to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. This product is available at Williams-Sonoma and online at

Onetouch Pink Can Opener, $19.99

This automatic, one-touch can opener allows for hands-free operation. This can open cans in seconds without too much effort. Five percent of the proceeds go to the memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This product is available at Bed Bath & Beyond and online at

Think Pink T-Shirt, $28.00

This comfortable, soft , pink baseball t-shirt has three quarter raglan sleeves and a fuchsia-pink ribbon silk-screened on the upper left chest. Ten percent of the sale proceeds will go to the Entertainment Industry foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund. This product is available online at

Pink Master Lock, $8.99 for two

The Pink Master Lock wants to help protect and unlock the cure for breast cancer. This padlock has the pink ribbon logo. In conjunction with the launch of the new padlock, the company made $10,000 donation to the Breast Cancer research Foundation. This product is available at select WalMart stores nationwide and online at

Pink-Ribbon Pajamas, $74.00

These pink polka dot pajamas are released in limited-edition by Karen Neuberger, a company which for 10 years has been involved in the fight against cancer. The sale will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This product is available at Macy's and online at

Dreamaid Pillow Covers, $24.00

These pretty pillowcases have more than 30 inspirational messages imprints to choose from live "Dream a Big Dream" and "Peace, Love, and Rest". Five percent of the profit from their sale goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. It is available online at

Whether it is for your mother, sisters, friends, female relatives, or female co-workers, these gifts are well worth the thought that show that you care, at the same time, supporting the cause that is important to all the women all over the world.

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Online businesses are becoming more common as the Internet gains more popularity globally. More and more people are opting to own online businesses or promote their products on the Internet. It is not only more convenient but it is a doorway to an international market base. Getting your business online is the fastest way to promote your products or services thus increasing your clientele. But it is not a bed of roses. There seem to be as many competitors as well as there are customers. Most of you may be offering the same information or products. Your writing on your blog may be better than most of them but you just don't seem to be receiving as much traffic as you would like. You may feel like throwing in the towel, but my advice to you is to hold off on that decision for now. There are ways that you can promote your writing on the internet and draw the attention that your blog truly deserves.

One of the most common ways of beating the competition and attracting more traffic to your website or blog is by using links. WordPress offers all bloggers the services of its blogroll. The WordPress blogroll consists of various news sites and blogs. This service allows you to store external links. However, it is not enough to just have links. You must know how to use them properly so that they may work for you.

The sites that you choose to link your blogs to ought to be relevant to what you are writing about. But you may link your blog to a social networking site such as Facebook even though the site may have no correlation to what you are writing about. These sites are visited by people of various backgrounds. You may therefore be lucky enough to net several unlikely visitors to your blog.

Linking your blog to forums where discussions are related to what you are writing about is also another sensible way to promote your writing. People can find out more about you by reading your profile on the forum website. If they want to find out more information or are interested in reading your articles they can access your website using the links that you have included in your profile. Be sure to link your blog to topics that are the most popular in the forum website. This will increase the number of page views you get since more readers interested in that particular topic will have utilized your links.

You may also think of being a guest blogger on other people's blogs. This will help you introduce yourself to readers of these blogs as they will read your posts. Some people may be interested to learn more about you and what you have to say. You should therefore leave your link every time you post something on another person's blog. These people can use your links to your blog to read more. The traffic to your blog will therefore increase.

Linking is one of the simplest and most popular ways of promoting writing on the internet. If you take time to understand it and use it properly, it will work to your advantage.

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Today's educators are bombarded with information from all sides about the latest and greatest research-based instructional techniques in teaching. With all these crazes about instructional methods and the confusion about which one really works and which one is a dud, no wonder our teachers are so exhausted! As charming and inspirational as all these latest claims and success stories seem to be, educators need to be careful when choosing and implementing a new or old "miracle" instruction method. There are things a teacher needs to do before making any big changes to their curriculum and instruction.

First things first, what supporting evidence is there? Educators need to use their resources wisely and take all initial information with skepticism. Before actually outright backing the "amazing" new research supporting a particular method, whether it be Indirect Instruction, Cooperative learning, etc..., educators must do their research. Talk to colleagues, look the strategy up online, check out education magazines and journals, and any other resource material available. Find out what evidence there is out there to support the research-based strategy. Furthermore, make sure the sources you are calling upon for information are reliable. Reliable sources offer reliable evidence, so seek out unbiased, professional resources. Weigh pros and cons, consistencies and inconsistencies, before making a decision on the strategy at hand.

After thorough research has been done, the next important question is: "How should the research-based program be implemented?" And "What methods does the research show to be most advantageous?" These questions' answers would most probably appear in your research since it was suppose to be incredibly thorough. If not, you'll want to look it up. Many teachers forget this step, and as Grassen states in the article "What Does It Mean To Be a Research-Based Profession" teachers simply aren't properly implementing research-based strategies are thus losing out on potential benefits of the programs. "Cooperative learning was designed to complement teacher-directed instruction by providing further opportunity for students to work together using what they have learned. In most schools today, cooperative learning is used to replace teacher-directed instruction and students are expected to construct their own knowledge working in groups." (N.d). Clearly, teachers need to put a great deal of thought into this step as improper implementation of the program can have catastrophic consequences on learners.

Read up on each research-based method, decide what sorts of lessons would benefit from their use, and which wouldn't. Talk to colleagues about what methods they use in the classroom, why, and how they implement them. Most of all, be aware of comparisons being drawn between different research-based strategies. Look for comparative studies as opposed to non-comparative studies. Comparative studies are more likely to give you accuracy in research. Educators need to look at the whole picture. How is class A using strategy A performing compared to class B using strategy B? How do these same classes perform after trading strategies? How is school A using strategy A performing compared to school B using strategy B? And so on...

Lastly, before implementing any research-based strategy, an educator should ask themselves "Am I biased?" Be sure to be honest with yourself. Try to go into deliberation with an open and unbiased mind. Take into account all reliable sources whether they are in-line with your initial beliefs or opinions on the strategy or not. Remain unbiased until the end. Your openness and willingness to learn can determine the accuracy of your research.

There are a great many research-based programs out there and being implemented everyday. Many of them just don't have the proper supporting research for an educator, especially a new and inexperienced one, to simply throw their weight behind. Don't ask your students to do homework without doing your own. Research your methods before putting them into practice. Find out what's behind them, what's supporting them, and how they should be used to the biggest advantage in the classroom. Without such information your newest instructional plan could be a huge failure. Don't follow fads and trends, look for rock solid evidence and implementation methods before making that big leap of bringing it into your classroom.


Grossen, B. (n.d). What Does It Mean To Be a Research-Based Profession? Retrieved March 8, 2007, from University of Oregon, Eugene Website:

Northwest Regional Education Laboratory. (2005). Research-Based Strategies. Retrieved March 5, 2007 from, Focus on Effectiveness Web site:

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How often does a newspaper, magazine, or net source publish reports of a test or study? It's difficult to read any source without finding some research cited. But not all research data is created equally, nor is every study definitive.

You've probably heard that statistics can be used in any number of ways, to prove points valid and invalid. Propaganda uses statistics-often from the same research of the individuals/groups the propaganda is railing against.

It's important to be able to evaluate the study findings and research reported. All too often what we read are the headlines-after all, they are meant to catch our attention-and spend less time on the details of the reports. But people can make decisions based on poorly developed studies and skewed research data.

Remember when eggs were thought to be a healthy food, then years later they were nearly verboten, and once again they are enjoying a comfortable place in our diets? Coffee is good; coffee is bad; coffee is acceptable again. These are relatively innocuous examples of various study results printed over the years. But much of the research printed is about topics that can affect our health, our finances, our quality of life.

How do we go about evaluating the information that bombards us from every direction? First we have to look at who/what was behind a particular piece of research?

For example, was a pesticide company the funding source for a study on the safety of chemicals used in pest control? Funding sources are not always evident, but if the information interests you, with a little delving on your part, you can find out this important information.

Research that begins by trying to prove a certain point or move in a particular direction is not research that will provide unbiased results. Limitations of analysis are ignored; some data may be ignored-anything that doesn't point to the central idea behind the research will be dismissed.

Be wary of research that doesn't address other sides of the issue. There is rarely one perspective on available information-if so, there wouldn't be much need for research. Open-ended thinkers and researchers will address alternative views, if only to show how this particular study/research logically makes those alternative views less forceful.

When you read about studies involving groups of people, it is important to note how many people were involved in the study, what criteria was used to choose those who took part in the study. The smaller the group of people involved in the study, the less reliable the outcome will be.

Over what period of time did the study take place? For example, in medication studies, a short time period might indicate that potential side effects did not have sufficient time to develop. Reports of such a study that show few side effects were found might not represent the truth of the matter.

A valid study can be replicated. Are there other studies on the same issue? If so, what conclusions did those studies reach? Evaluate the additional studies by the same criteria used for the initial results.

What credentials does the study/research author have? Are there reputable references cited in the material? Does the tone of the information attempt to persuade or is it presented objectively?

All these questions and more will aid you in evaluating the quality of the material you read, no matter the media source. In this era of information overload it may seem overwhelming to take the time to evaluate what you read, but it is important that you do before you alter your way of life based on inferior information.

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