FEATURE13 August 2012

Best of the web – July 2012

Articles on the Analytiks app, data visualisation, disruptive change and survey quality were among the 10 most popular research-related links from the rest of the web in July, as shared by the MR community on Twitter.

1. The best Google Analytics app just got better

Version 2 of Blatt Labs’ Analytiks app for iOS impresses The Next Web’s Drew Olanoff.

2. Moving Google Analytics forward

Google bids a fond farewell to the old version of Analytics.

3. Why analytics matter to small businesses

Mashable’s Christine Erickson considers the four stages of analytics expertise within companies.

4. Advanced data visualisation – a critical BI component

Forrester’s Boris Evelson explains why firms need to start using data visualisation.

5. Research innovation during disruptive change

Leonard Murphy highlights the 10 key takeaways from the Market Research in the Mobile World conference.

6. Evaluating survey quality

ResearchAccess editor Dana Stanley interviews Huffington Post’s Mark Blumenthal on assessing the quality of opinion polls.

7. The top 10 things we hate about social media research

Annie Pettit has put together a list of the most common social media complaints.

8. Should research projects start with a literature review?

Ray Poynter considers what the commercial research world could learn from academia.

9. A clutch of new buzzwords

Over on the Question Science blog, Jon Puleston reveals the new words to add to your conference buzzword bingo cards.

10. From offline to online

Research consultant Renee Murphy interviews Qualvu’s Brooks Pettus on the topic of MR innovation.

Best of the Web is a roundup of the most-shared links on Twitter, based on analysis of tweets generated by MR and related communities. Analysis by Dollywagon. Data was collected in the four weeks to 31 July.