Aaron Burcell

Live Sports Fans Share Insights on Spectator Life During and After COVID-19

Some of methinks’s existing customers include streaming media and games companies that need to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the overall entertainment industry. Live sports marketing and advertising dollars — tickets, broadcasts, memorabilia, tourism and travel — have impacted the media industry, significantly, because the events and content have been discontinued, with little hope …

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Customer Insights Drove COVID-19 Pivot at ContextFlow, Enabling Faster Diagnostics in a Pandemic

At methinks, our business has been witness to the global impacts of COVID-19 even before the virus arrived in the US. Our offices in Korea were closed weeks before our Silicon Valley offices and, even as shelter in place took effect in the US, we polled methinks Thinkers to understand American concerns at the height of …

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Steve Huber, Founder of Tractor Studios, on How Customer Insights and Research Drives Product Development

The following is a short Q&A between methinks’s CEO, Aaron Burcell (AB), and Tractor Studios’s Steve Huber (SH), the full-service design agency’s founder and mainstay. Based in San Francisco, Tractor has worked with startups, tech giants, award-winning entertainment and San Francisco institutions alike for over 20 years. Tractor is perhaps best known for developing the brand identity …

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Entertainment and Welcome Distractions in the Corona Virus Lockdown

There’s only so much news one can take right now. Cable, online, print — the news is all about COVID-19. And, with all of our time at home, there’s an increasing need for welcome distractions. This weekend, I turned to my favorite recommendations app — Q — created by a recent methink customer, Porch Games, …

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methinks “Thinkers” Research Panelists Reveal a lot about Streaming Media Preferences Amongst Adult Women

At methinks, our customers include media companies, ad networks, streaming platforms, over-the-top (OTT) apps and other entertainment companies. Our Thinker base is largely based in the US, and numbering in the hundreds-of-thousands. When Thinkers create a methinks account, they share a lot of consumer preferences to help methinks match Thinkers to research projects posted by …

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Video: How to Become a Research Panelist on methinks

Applying for research gigs, online surveys and side hustles can be quite complicated. But, not with methinks. To show you how easy it is to become a Thinker and apply to a gig, we created this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVyxE6G-q9k Why does it have to be hard? Truthfully, it doesn’t. But, we advise Thinkers to have patience. …

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Younger methinks Thinker’s identify the Key Issues for Young Voters

 It’s 2020 and Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada have already voiced their opinions on who should be the next Democratic nominee. And, while the GOP’s nominee is a foregone conclusion, big questions are still hanging in the air.  How do people feel about the economy? What other issues will emerge as deciding factors in the general …

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What is the Difference Between Quantitative and Qualitative Research?

An easy way to remember the difference between quantitative and qualitative research is to look at them as forms of storytelling. Quantitative research will give you a high-level view of your subject, a high-level answer to your question. Qualitative research will enable you to zoom in and identify the details in between that are responsible for the outcome, a more detailed explanation of why things happened the way they did. The combination of both types in a research project, if applicable, often produces the most powerful conclusions. 

What is Qualitative Research?

Definitions differ depending on your experience and exposure, but the consensus is that quantitative research can tell you what is happening, while qualitative can help explain why it is happening. Helping customers identify and analyze the “why” is what methinks specializes in and is always working toward. 

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