Some of my favourite blogs

I have just finished running several training sessions on quant research, social media, statistics and presenting and I received several requests for recommended further reading, so here are a few of my favourite blogs.

The Survey Geek – Reg Baker. Reg utilises his extensive knowledge of market research to cast a sceptical eye over the latest trends and fads. Reg has a lovely, dry style, he is well informed and is frequently to be found shouting that the emperor has no clothes.

The GreenBookBlog – multiple authors. Curated by Lenny Murphy, the GreenBookBlog attracts a wide range of posts from innovators, challengers, and pundits – usually focusing on the new in NewMR.

BlackBeard Blog – Tom Ewing. Tom is another blogger with a dry style and a broad hinterland, Tom is enthusiastic about the new, but not blind to its traps and hyperbole.

The LoveStats Blog – Annie Pettit. Annie is one of the global leaders in social media research and is in popular demand as a trainer and speaker. Annie is passionate about the new, but highly critical of the hype and the snake oil.

Vision Critical Blog – multiple authors. Although the VC blog centres on research communities, it covers a wider range, focusing on best practice advice and case studies.

Research and Reflect – Edward Appleton. Edward is worth reading on two counts in that he posts provocative thoughts about market research AND he is one of the very few client researchers who blog.

So, there are a few blogs from me, which blogs would you add to my list?

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  1. The American Evaluation Association’s professional daily short articles is another good source http://aea365.org/blog/. You can read the short articles online or subscribe to daily emails. Here is how they describe it:

    AEA365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and is dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. Beginning on January 1, 2010, our goal is to feature a post a day from and for evaluators around the globe.”

    The post for data visualization and reporting have been especially useful for my work: http://aea365.org/blog/?cat=595.

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