I didn’t realise consumer research is like fashion, but a webinar helped me see it & value “old staples“.
Given topical concerns, about gender balances in work, it was interesting to experience a female bias. Joining a useful webinar, hosted by Quirks and with speakers from 2020 Research, I began to feel out-of-place.
Our hosts were women (I’d say younger, but most people are beginning to feel younger to me) & audience was mainly female.
What helped me get a feel (for what it must be like for women in male dominated events), were the analogies. Focussed on the topic of why old research methods are still relevant, the analogy was the world of fashion. I lost track of the number of times older research methods were compared to the staple of “the little black dress“. The analogy worked well, but much of the language used reminded me how unaware I can be of gender bias in content. A useful reminder. (more…)