by | Jun 30, 2016 | #mrx, Good To Know | 0 comments

A good market researcher is never too good to learn a few new tricks! In this installment of RFG’s Good To Know series we’re sharing our best free market research education resources for ongoing education in the #mrx sphere. Whether you’re looking to brush-up on your research skills, learn a new technique, flex your entrepreneurial muscle or add to your knowledge-base with some skills beyond just market research, we’ve got you covered.
(Mostly) Free Online Courses:
Twitter Teachers:
Click each image to link to the tweet and follow the URL to the learning resource

MRXReports

StoryInQuantResearch

WIREC-SuiteWebinar

Upcoming Events:
Fit for Purpose - Choosing the Right Data Collection Method for the Problem - July 12, 2016

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 5:00pm Central European Summer Time

Where: Online

Register: ESOMAR Registration Link

New Research Speakers Club - Several Upcoming Dates

What: This is a new group set-up to help people who have never spoken or presented at a research industry event build their skills, confidence and network to pursue future speaking opportunities. It’s low-pressure and free. A great way to learn more about becoming a great speaker – a sure fire way to build your personal brand!

When: Various

Where: Locations being added frequently, but currently Sao Paulo, Boston, Hartford, LA, Ottawa, Tokyo, Montreal, Charleston and Abu Dhabi

Register: Research Speakers Club Event Sign-up Page

Finally, a few general tips for keeping up to date on what’s new and exciting in market research.

  • There are pros & cons to signing up for everyone’s newsletters, but if you can afford some space in your inbox there’s a good chance you’ll hear about free webinars, meet-ups and articles from colleagues in the industry, and especially industry organizations such as ESOMAR and the MRA (note, not all will be free, but there’s enough sprinkled in that we’ve found it’s worth sifting through to find).
  • Check out online training sites like Coursera and Skillshare. They don’t offer many (if any) market research specific courses, but there are great general business/marketing skills and many courses which you may find relevant and informative.
  • Stay curious! Keep your eyes and ears open, free educational opportunities are out there, and you’ll benefit any time you can take advantage.

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