The motivation in writing Marketing Research was to provide a college text that is comprehensive, practical, applied, and managerial and that presents a balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative material. This book is written from the perspective of users of marketing research, and it reflects the current trends in international marketing, ethics, and the integration of microcomputers and mainframes into this field.
About the Author
Dr. Naresh K. Malhotra is Senior Fellow, Georgia Tech CIBER and Regents’ Professor Emeritus, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2010, he was selected as a Marketing Legend and his refereed journal articles were published in nine volumes by Sage with tributes by other leading scholars in the field. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America continuously since 51st Edition 1997, and in Who’s Who in the World since 2000. He received the prestigious Academy of Marketing Science CUTCO/Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator Award in 2005. In 2011, he received the Best Professor in Marketing Management, Asia's Best B-School Award.
In an article by Wheatley and Wilson (1987 AMA Educators’ Proceedings), Professor Malhotra was ranked number one in the country based on articles published in the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR) during 1980—1985. He holds the all-time record for the maximum number of publications in the Journal of Health Care Marketing. He is ranked number one based on publications in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) since its inception through volume 23 (1995). He is number one based on publications in JAMS during the ten-year period 1986—1995 (See Tables 6 and 7 of JAMS, 24(4) (Fall 1996):297).
In an editorial by Schlegelmilch (JIM, 11(1), 2003), Malhotra was ranked number one based on publications in the International Marketing Review (IMR) from 1992 to 2002. He is ranked number one based on publications in the International Marketing Review since its inception (1983) to 2003 [Table V, IMR, 22(4) (2005); 396], and from 1983 to 2011 [Table VI, IMR, 30(1) (2013):14]. He is also ranked number one based on publications in the International Marketing Review from 1996 to 2006 based on a study by Xu et al. published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2008) 25: 189—207. In a landmark study by Ford et al. (2010) examining publications in the top four marketing journals [Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Journal of Consumer Research, and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS)] over a 25-year period from 1977 to 2002, Professor Malhotra has three top-three rankings: ranked number three based on publications in all the four journals combined, ranked number three based on publications in JMR, and ranked number one based on publications in JAMS.
He has published ten papers in Journal of Marketing Research. He has published more than 140 papers in major refereed journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Health Care Marketing, and leading journals in statistics, management science, information systems, and psychology.
In addition, he has published numerous refereed articles in the proceedings of major national and international conferences. Several articles have received best paper research awards. He is Chairman of the Emerging Markets Conference Board the Lead Program co-chair of the annual conferences organized by the Board. He was chairman, Academy of Marketing Science Foundation, 1996—1998, and was president, Academy of Marketing Science, 1994—1996, and Chairman, Board of Governors, 1990—1992. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy and Fellow, Decision Sciences Institute. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Review of Marketing Research, served as an associate editor of Decision Sciences for 18 years and has served as section editor, Health Care Marketing Abstracts, Journal of Health Care Marketing. He serves on the editorial board of eight (8) journals.
Dr. Malhotra has consulted for business, nonprofit and government organizations in the US and abroad and has served as an expert witness in legal and regulatory proceedings. He has special expertise in survey design, data analysis and statistical methods. He is the winner of numerous awards and honors for research, teaching, and service to the profession, including the Academy of Marketing Science, Outstanding Marketing Teaching Excellence Award, 2003.
Dr. Malhotra is an ordained minister of the Gospel, a member and Deacon, First Baptist Church, Atlanta, and President of Global Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. This ministry has documented in independent reports more than 1.5 million people praying to receive Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord. He has been married to Veena for more than 36 years and they have two grown children Ruth and Paul.
Table of ContentsPART I: INTRODUCTION AND EARLY PHASES OF MARKETING RESEARCH
Chapter 1 Introduction to Marketing Research
Chapter 2 Defining the Marketing Research Problem and Developing an Approach
PART II: RESEARCH DESIGN FORMULATION
Chapter 3 Research Design
Chapter 4 Exploratory Research Design: Secondary Data
Chapter 5 Exploratory Research Design: Qualitative Research
Chapter 6 Descriptive Research design: Survey and Observation
Chapter 7 Causal Research Design: Experimentation
Chapter 8 Measurement and Scaling: Fundamentals and Comparative Scaling
Chapter 9 Measurement and Scaling: Noncomparative Scaling Techniques
Chapter 10 Questionnaire and Form Design
Chapter 11 Sampling: Design and Procedures
Chapter 12 Sampling: Final and Initial Sample Size Determination
PART III: DATA COLLECTION, PREPARATION, ANALYSIS AND REPORTING
Chapter 13 Field Work
Chapter 14 Data Preparation
Chapter 15 Frequency Distribution, Cross-tabulation, and Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 16 Analysis of Variance and Covariance
Chapter 17 Correlation and Regression
Chapter 18 Discriminant and Logit Analysis
Chapter 19 Factor Analysis
Chapter 20 Cluster Analysis
Chapter 21 Multidimensional Scaling and Conjoint Analysis
Chapter 22 Structural Equation Modeling and Path Analysis
Chapter 23 Report Preparation and Presentation
Chapter 24 International Marketing Research
Running Case: Dell
Comprehensive Critical Thinking Cases
Data Analysis Cases with Real Data
Comprehensive Cases with Real Data
Comprehensive Harvard Business School Cases