Research Methodology

We follow a robust research methodology to analyze the market in order to provide our clients with qualitative and quantitative analysis which has a very low or negligible deviance. Extensive secondary research supported by primary data collection methods help us to thoroughly understand and gauge the market. We incorporate both top-down and bottom-up approach for estimating the market. The below mentioned methods are then adopted to triangulate and validate the market.

Secondary Data Collection and Interpretation

Secondary research includes sources such as published books, articles in journals, news media and published businesses, government and international body publications, and associations. Sources also include paid databases such as Hoovers, Thomson Reuters, Passport and others. Data derived through secondary sources is further validated through primary sources. The secondary sources also include major manufacturers mapped on the basis of revenues, product portfolios, and sales channels.

Primary data collection

Primary data collection methods include conducting interviews with industry experts and various stakeholders across the supply chain, such as raw material suppliers, manufacturers, product distributors and customers. The interviews are either telephonic or face-to-face, or even a combination of both. Prevailing trends in the industry are gathered by conducting surveys. Primary interviews also help us to understand the market drivers, restraints and opportunities, along with the challenges in the market. This method helps us in validating the data gathered through secondary sources, further triangulating the data and developing it through our statistical tools. We generally conduct interviews with -

  • CEOs, Directors, and VPs
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  • Plant Heads and Manufacturing Department Heads
  • Product Specialists

Supply Side and Demand Side Data Collection

Supply side analysis is based on the data collected from the manufacturers and the product providers in terms of their segmental revenues. Secondary sources for this type of analysis include company annual reports and publications, associations and organisations, government publications and others.

Demand side analysis is based upon the consumer insights who are the end users of the particular product in question. They could be an individual user or an organisation. Such data is gathered through consumer surveys and focused group interviews.

Market Engineering

As a primary step, in order to develop the market numbers we follow a vigorous methodology that includes studying the parent market of the niche product and understanding the industry trends, acceptance among customers of the product, challenges, future growth, and others, followed by further breaking down the market under consideration into various segments and sub-markets. Additionally, in order to cross-validate the market, we also determine the top players in the market, along with their segmental revenues for the said market. Our secondary sources help us to validate the market share of the top players. Using both the qualitative and quantitative analysis of all the possible factors helps us determine the market numbers which are inclined towards accuracy.

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