Marketing Research, 4th edition

An Applied Approach

By Naresh K. Malhotra, et al.
September 2012
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780273725855
1,027 Pages, Illustrated
$125.00 Paper Original

Working as a marketing researcher is an intellectually stimulating, engaging and creative occupation. Malhotra and Birks have long been regarded as offering the most applied, comprehensive and authoritative commentary on European Marketing Research, helping students to build a clear understanding of how to:



Preface and guided tour

Publisher's acknowledgements

About the authors

1. Introduction to marketing research

2. Defining the marketing research problem and developing a research approach

3. Research design

4. Secondary data collection and analysis

5. Internal secondary data and the use of databases

6. Qualitative research: its nature and approaches

7. Qualitative research: focus group discussions

8. Qualitative research: depth interviewing and projective techniques

9. Qualittiave research: data analysis

10. Survey and quantitative observation techniques

11. Causal research design: experimentation

12. Measurement and scaling: fundamentals, comparative and non-comparative scaling

13. Questionnaire design

14. Sampling: design and procedures

15. Sampling: final and initial sample size determination

16. Survey fieldwork

17. Data preparation

18. Frequency distribution, cross-tabulation and hypothesis testing

19. Analysis of variance and covariance

20. Correlation and regression

21. Discriminant analysis

22. Factor analysis

23. Cluster analysis

24. Multidimensional scaling and conjoint analysis

25. Structural Equation Modelling and Path Analysis

26. Report preparation and presentation

27. International marketing research

28. Business-to-business (b2) marketing research

Appendix: Statistical tables



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