In this post, we will compare two digital Market Research Sampling Methodology, which are “Static Panel” and “Dynamic Sampling” and we will discuss why Research on Mobile utilizing the second one.

We can begin with the main challenge and concern in traditional static panels, which is:

How to ensure that these people are not professional respondents?

If they have been on the panel for 2 years or so and have done so many surveys that they now know how to pass screen out questions
For instance, they know that they should say they are a woman and earn +$10,000 per month cause in most surveys they took in the past few months they screened out when they said they were a man and/or they got screened out when they said they were unemployed.

Static Panel Versus Dynamic Sampling

Considering the above-mentioned points, The whole concept of ‘static panels’ is in question at this stage cause the idea of a panel is to have loyal respondents coming back all the time to take surveys.
ROM answer to that was to build a platform with what called ‘dynamic panelists’, where we don’t ask people to join our panel, it is instead something like a river panel or river sampling because the water in a river never passes twice, so we do the same thing in the sense that we post ads in apps asking people who are about to pay for a service on this app (either to download an article or to upgrade to a pro version or to buy something for a game etc) to answer a few questions instead and should they qualify and complete it.

They get this thing they were willing to pay for on that app for free. so its an incentive that relates to them (as opposed to panels where they need to earn points and accumulate them over time and then redeem them for random incentives), it caters to the instant gratification that people are now used to, especially millennials.

We reach them directly on their phone where they spend most of their time already, we don’t ask them to join anything, we don’t ask them to download an app, etc. And we never contact them again, we don’t collect their contact details, which is why 95% of people taking our surveys are taking a survey for the first time in their life, that’s why you see people saying the truth, not lying about their income or the age etc.

Static Panel Vs. Dynamic Sampling

Author: Ebrahim Eskandari

Ebrahim has more than 8 years of experience in media and Online research. he has a social sciences background and master degree in media management, he is also a Ph.D. candidate in Media Management. Ebrahim is adapting his in-depth experiences in market research and social media in the internet & mobile landscapes and utilizing them to better serve Research On Mobile’s clients.

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