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Tips

Tip 1: It's hard to find secondary research on innovative or niche markets. Try to think of a proxy--an analogous product, use case scenario, or target.

Tip 2: Look for reports on your product category, but also reports on your target. A 200-page report on the American Mother may not mention your product category, but if that's who you're targeting, it will likely provide valuable insight into that target.

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Andy's Top 7

Company: Mergent
Global: Euromonitor
Industry: IBIS World
Marketing: Mintel
News: Factiva
Scholarship: EBSCO BSP
Statistics: Statista

Market Research Tutorial

In September 2012 we recorded this introduction to tools and principles for secondary market research.