An investigation into customer loyalty to food retailers posed a methodological problem – namely how to delve beneath the surface and access consumers’ unspoken feelings, perceptions, attitudes and values. This paper explains how four different projective techniques were used to access the thoughts and feelings of 160 interviewees in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the interviewees’ satisfaction with their ‘main’ food retailer and to characterise the relationship between the customer and retailer. A brief description of the use, analysis and examples of cartoon friends, word association, personification and mini case studies was provided in order to describe their role in the data collection process.
|Article number||doi: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2010.00880.x|
|Number of pages||404|
|Journal||International Journal of Consumer Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 09 Jun 2010|
- Projective techniques, cartoon friends, personification, word association, customer loyalty, food retail.
Doherty, S., & Nelson, R. (2010). Using projective techniques to tap into consumers’ feelings, perceptions and attitudes... getting an honest opinion. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34, 400. [doi: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2010.00880.x].