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Privacy Concerns: Three Takeaways from Research and Practice

Privacy Concerns: Three Takeaways from Research and Practice

As I write this, I received what feels like my 50th email in the past week about privacy updates, likely due to the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), which went into effect in the European Union (E.U.) on May 25 and inspired a flood of privacy notification emails. As a researcher and someone who cares deeply about the intersection of technology and attitudes, I brew ...

Fors Marsh Group, Data Science, FMG

The Future of Data Science and Technology

In April, I attended Technology, Mind & Society (TMS)—an interdisciplinary conference organized by the American Psychological Association. The three-day event saw scientists, industry, and policymakers come together to learn about emerging technologies, including computer-human interaction, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and the Internet of Things. Hea ...

Examining the Link Between Substance Abuse and Mental Health

In the month of May, Mental Health Month is observed in the United States to raise awareness and educate the public on mental health. Mental illness remains shrouded in stigma, yet approximately one in five American adults (roughly 43.8 million people) are affected by mental health conditions. Untreated mental health conditions can result in consequences such as suicide, homele ...

#MeToo and the Military

#MeToo and the Military: Considerations for Conducting Focus Groups on Sexual Misconduct

Since 2017, allegations and revelations around sexual misconduct have dominated headlines, and the national conversation around gender began to shift. Many refer to this as the #MeToo Movement, which references the hashtag developed to convey the prevalence of sexual misconduct in the nation. In the midst of this important cultural dialogue, Fors Marsh Group was tasked by the ...

Fors Marsh Group Attends Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions 2018

From April 11 to April 14, I will be representing Fors Marsh Group (FMG) at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA. SBM does an excellent job showcasing both groundbreaking basic research in behavioral health as well as applications of this research in communities and policy. I am excited to be presenting my resear ...

When Are "Healthy Foods" Actually Healthy? Deciphering Health Claims

In honor of National Public Health Week, it is important to consider the value of a healthy diet. Healthy eating is important for maintaining a healthy body weight, preventing many diseases, and keeping people feeling good and energized throughout the day. Most people agree that having a healthy diet sounds great in theory. However, consumers often report confusion regarding wh ...

Are You Paying Bots to Take Your Online Survey?

Few fields have been as radically transformed by people’s access to the internet as survey research and consumer insight mining. The web has enabled surveys to be inexpensively developed and distributed to people and to substantially increase the number of respondents participating in survey-based research. Social scientists and market researchers alike can now field surveys ac ...

Fors Marsh Group Selects Columbus, Ohio, as Second Office Location

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) opened its second office in Columbus, Ohio, in February to enhance productivity for national and global data collection and processing. The Columbus office will service FMG’s data operations by managing the design, distribution, collection, and analysis of paper, phone, online, mobile, and in-person surveys as well as the associated data technology manage ...

Basing Your Decision on "9 out of 10 Experts"? Not So Fast

Evidence-based decisions. This phrase has gained popularity in the public sphere, reflecting a desire for people to base their actions on proof that they have a reason to expect a certain outcome. Unfortunately, it is easy to use good data in a bad way, even with the best of intentions. Professionals need to be ever-vigilant not to mislead people with evidence, and consumers of ...

FMG Launches Customer Experience (CX) Division

In March, Fors Marsh Group (FMG) launched the Customer Experience (CX) division to address the growing industry demand for improving customer experiences with products, websites, and services. The CX division will offer clients deeper insight into how their customers use their services and will provide clients with solutions to improve the experience and measure their impact. ...

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