RFG Announces DataForce

RFG Announces DataForce

RFG is proud to announce the launch of DataForce, a modular suite of research platforms to enable innovative active data acquisition, sample and fieldwork management, and research platform automation. Powered by an elegant microservices infrastructure DataForce’s modules DataForce Connect, DataForce Collect, and DataForce Community offer solutions for the entire research operations lifecycle. Clients can now benefit from our scalable platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to enable their own growth, research product development, and overall operational efficiency.

Below is the full text of the announcement release. To get a first-look at DataForce in action, please contact us at dataforce@researchforgood.com

Research For Good Announces DataForce: Suite of Tools Includes Fully-Automated Respondent Ecosystem and Revolutionary Sampling Automation

SEATTLE, Wash — Today, Research For Good (RFG) announced the launch of DataForce, a suite of data acquisition and research tools built to facilitate innovative sample and fieldwork management. DataForce Connect, DataForce Collect, and DataForce Community will provide users with a modular suite of purpose-built tools to enable respondent acquisition, community management, automation of sample supply, and demand, as well as optimize the full research project lifecycle from bid to billing. 

“Today’s research business leader needs to build resiliency into their business. Resiliency facilitated by the flexibility to drive growth and foster innovation,” RFG COO Baillie Buchanan said. “DataForce enables our clients to optimize the efficiency of their research operations, maximize the ROI of their communities, and easily build and integrate new research tech as their client’s needs evolve.” 

Unique in the Market Research industry tech stack, DataForce’s modules are available as both a suite of off-the-shelf, Software as a Service (SaaS), or as API driven Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. DataForce as a PaaS offers a micro-services built back-end infrastructure to facilitate product development for agencies looking to build proprietary and agile research products of their own. 

DataForce Connect innovations include a fully-automated respondent ecosystem, predictive feasibility across disparate sampling methodologies, and end-to-end workflow optimization. 

DataForce Community is a full-featured community management platform built on an elegant and flexible back-end to remove limitations often seen in currently available options. Included is a completely reimagined system for survey invitations and matching via an automated sampling system that eliminates respondent-survey mismatch and maximizing the contribution of every participant. 

“Automated Sampling grew from a specific client concern about participant-to-survey matching and led to a revolution in panel participation efficiency,” Buchanan said. “Together with our customers, we aim to apply these same development principles across a myriad of today’s data acquisition headaches.”

DataForce Collect enables active data acquisition; boasting unlimited question structures, device type capabilities, and adaptability to various engagement methodologies. An elegant library system minimizes programming time and enables an array of improvements to the survey experience. For those looking to accelerate time to market for proprietary research product development, DataForce Collect’s future-focused architecture is licensable as a development foundation.

Research For Good launched in 2012 and provides project management, survey fieldwork, and research technology. The company has been building proprietary technology since 2013 in order to facilitate their own growth and vision for active data acquisition. DataForce RFG enables clients to leverage proven software development expertise and experience in order to accelerate their own efficiency, innovation, and time to market.

About Research For Good

Research For Good enables human understanding through DataForce, our future-forward active data acquisition platform. In addition, RFG’s experienced team provides respondents and fieldwork solutions using the DataForce platform. Efficient, flexible, modular, and built on today’s most advanced technology, DataForce enables insights at speed and scale. Mission-driven at heart, RFG makes a corporate donation to charity for every survey completed in DataForce.

COVID-19: Your Questions #4

COVID-19: Your Questions #4

For the fourth part of our COVID-19 mini-series this week, we feature some valuable questions from the researchers at AARP, Research Solutions, and Merdian Research.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many of us into a state of confusion with the heavyweight of the unknown. Yet, with our industry’s incredible power, we can get closer to understanding consumers and how the pandemic has been impacting their daily lives, for the better, and the worse. 

The following report asks four new questions to our sample of 1,000 U.S. respondents: 

  1. Are you using your time during social distancing for learning/refreshing your career skills?
  2. What types of learning experiences are you focusing on during social distancing?
  3. Which best describes what “getting back to normal” will mean to you after the COVID-19 outbreak is over?
  4. Has the incidence of ordering things online and having them delivered to your home increased, decreased, or remained the same since COVID-19?
Interested in finding out if COVID-19 has put a financial strain on people’s lives, or if they have been able to save more than usual? We’d love for you to get involved with our next report! If you have any questions that you want to be answered, and want us to feature in our next campaign, Say Hi!
Enter your details below to receive the COVID-19: Your Questions report, and share a COVID-19 question to be featured in an upcoming study!
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    COVID-19: Your Questions #3

    COVID-19: Your Questions #3

    If you’ve been following our COVID-19 mini-series, you’ll note that to date, we’ve touched on ranging topics including sleeping patterns, the attitudes to the Government’s treatment, and how our connections with those around us have strengthened. Yet, while our general emotions are changing daily, and every industry has been facing the impacts of the pandemic, it can be argued that one sector that has been harder hit than most, is the travel industry. 

     To deliver a top-line view of how Americans feel about traveling currently, and in the post-COVID-19 world, our third report has been compiled from the questions submitted by AT&T, Biltmore, and EHI. 

    View the report to find out how 1,000 Americans, aged 18+, responded to the following four questions:  

    1. What needs to happen for you to feel comfortable traveling again?
    2. When travel and lockdown restrictions related to the spread of Coronavirus are lifted, how likely are you to avoid public transportation/ride-hailing and look for alternate transportation options?
    3. Which of the following best describes the leisure trips you’re most likely to take when travel and lockdown restrictions are lifted, and leisure travel resumes? 
    4. Will you continue to work from home once the pandemic is over, or do you want to go back to the office (assuming you can choose)?
    It has never been more important to work together and understand humans in their thinking, needs, and fears. That’s why we’re asking you to share with us the questions that you need insights into! Whatever your question, Say Hi! We’d love to help!
    Enter your details below to receive the COVID-19: Your Questions report, and share a COVID-19 question to be featured in an upcoming study!
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      COVID-19: Your Questions #2

      COVID-19: Your Questions #2

      With most of our daily routines rattled and brought to a stand-still since the outbreak of COVID-19, for many of our partners and peers, it has never been more important to get a grasp on the reactions and views felt by consumers. 

      Continuing with our COVID-19 mini-series, asking you to share with us the topics and questions that matter most to you, this week, we’re releasing our second report with questions from Rabin ResearchWaves ResearchParagon Media Strategies, and Byron Media. 

      Reaching an audience of 1,000 US respondents, we posed these four questions: 

      1. When do you feel it will be safe to resume activities like going to a restaurant, to a movie theater or sporting event?
      2. Do you feel your government is treating you like an adult in terms of how they are communicating with you?
      3. Are people in your area generally more or less friendly since the beginning of the Coronavirus?
      4. How have your local radio station listening habits changed during the COVID-19 crisis?

      Download our easily digestible report to find our top four notable takeaways, as well as learning how males and females differ in their thoughts.

       

      Interested in finding out if COVID-19 has put a financial strain on people’s lives, or if they have been able to save more than usual? We’d love for you to get involved with our next report! If you have any questions that you want to be answered, and want us to feature in our next campaign, Say Hi!

      Enter your details below to receive the COVID-19: Your Questions report, and share a COVID-19 question to be featured in an upcoming study!
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        13 Questions for Online Qualitative Research Recruitment

        13 Questions for Online Qualitative Research Recruitment

        While attentively monitoring the implications that we’re faced by COVID-19, and its shift in our industry, we’re unsurprisingly seeing an increased demand for online approaches in place of the traditional recruitment methods for qualitative projects. 

        If you’re stepping into unknown territory, or unsure of where to begin, we’ve put together 13 questions that you should ask to enable you to get the best possible sample partner for you and your project. Check out our downloadable file below!

        Have an upcoming project in need of recruitment support or want to learn more about RFG’s recruitment services? 
        COVID-19: Your Questions

        COVID-19: Your Questions

         

        COVID-19 is causing a pivotal shift in consumers’ behavior; from changes in their current purchasing habits right through to their decisions going forward into the post-COVID-19 world. For us, and many in our industry, we’re in a significant position to be able to reach out and to understand the thoughts, fears, and hopes to guide us through this extraordinary time.

        As part of RFG’s mission to help better understand humans, we offered our friends in the industry the opportunity to share with us the one question that they would like answered as a method to get a glance at the moving sentiments that are being seen currently due to the pandemic.

        Receiving questions from the teams at Delve Research, Endeavor, Penn Mutual, and RPA, we asked a sample of 1,000 US respondents the following 5 questions…

        1. Has the quality of your sleep changed since the arrival of Coronavirus?
        2. What are you anxious to resume attending/visiting once this pandemic is behind us? 
        3. What has COVID-19 caused you to do?
        4. Since the outbreak of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), do you feel CLOSER to, or MORE connected, with any of the following? 
        5. Since the outbreak of the new Coronavirus, do you feel more DISTANT from, or LESS connected, with any of the following?

        Download the report to find the full set of results, and to receive the key takeaways found from their responses!

        Want to know how COVID-19 has impacted our grocery shopping habits, or if we’re eating healthier or more than usual? We’d love for you to get involved with our next report! If you have any questions that you want to be answered, and want us to feature in our next campaign, Say Hi!
        Enter your details below to receive the COVID-19: Your Questions report, and share a COVID-19 question to be featured in an upcoming study!
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