What comes to mind when you think of the word artist? Perhaps you think of a gifted painter, a talented musician, or a visionary designer. What about a qualitative researcher? While it may not be the most obvious response, qualitative research is an art in itself, requiring creative talent, artistry and a passion to explore the unknown.
Art is defined as the expression of human creative skill and imagination.
In order to see beyond what is obvious and logical, a qualitative researcher must possess a creative mind and imagination in order to venture into those gray areas and uncover breakthrough insights. Just like a skilled painter, we dare to imagine the possibilities and aren’t afraid to paint outside of the lines to find the answers.
As qualitative researchers, we are not merely observers, but individual artists completely in-tune with the moods and emotions of the consumers that we interact with. We are experts of unveiling the why and how behind the complexities and the subtle nuances of human behavior. And just like adding the final touch to a masterpiece, we aren’t finished with our work until we discover those little gems of insight that complete the entire picture and evoke the opportunity for innovation.
Is it time for your company or brand to see what it’s been missing outside of the lines?