As national lockdown extends, South Africans’ greatest COVID-19-related concern is the economy. This is even more top-of-mind for most citizens than concern over their family’s health care needs, which features as their second most pressing concern.
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In times of crisis, there are two paths to take: Reactive or Proactive. It is entirely understandable (and much more common) for businesses and individuals to take the reactive path.
The last 10 years will go down in history as the decade when the digital age actually took root. This was the year the world was, for the first time, dominated by internet-driven things, from social media to smartphones; voice-enabled devices to augmented and virtual reality; and everything else associated with them. And their influence on our society as a whole was and continues to be all-encompassing.
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A significant, yet common problem faced by researchers is that of “ghost completes” – incomplete surveys that register as completes, caused by ‘survey jumpers’ who manipulate the survey URL to jump to the “survey complete” page, bypassing the rest of the questionnaire.
As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has directly or indirectly affected businesses all over the world.
The South African economy has been struggling for a while now, with its recovery further hampered by the country’s acute energy shortages and resultant load shedding. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his 2020 State of the Nation Address, was candid about the prolonged economic slump, stating, “Our economy has not grown at any meaningful rate for over a decade”. He stated unequivocally that the load shedding was having a “debilitating” effect on the country.
Digital online research is without doubt the optimum way to gather research and uncover insights in the African continent. Yet it is taking time to gain traction. Ejaz Mirza of Borderless Access discusses some of the misperceptions that exist around the industry - and how progressive service providers are addressing these.
Digital online research is taking off slowly in Africa, despite offering the continent so many evident benefits over traditional methods, says Ejaz Mirza, AVP client development of Middle East and Africa at Borderless Access.
Africa is fertile ground for digital online research, says Meave Beckett, marketing consultant Africa at Borderless Access. Beckett says that, paradoxically, the continent is not yet optimising digital developments in the market research field as much as it could.
Zwischen Patienten und Ärzten bleibt oft einiges ungesagt. Wie kann die Kommunikation verbessert werden? Lücken lassen sich durch Tracking mit Smart Devices schließen, sagt Max Czycholl und berichtet von einer Case Study zur Patient Centricity.