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Consumer neuroscience for marketing researchers

Harris, J.M., Ciorciari, J. and Gountas, J. (2018) Consumer neuroscience for marketing researchers. Journal of Consumer Behaviour . Early View.

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For many consumer neuromarketing researchers, the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging has been the most preferred neuroscience technique. However, electroencephalography, eye tracking, and implicit measurements are becoming increasingly popular market research methods due to rapid technological improvements and reduced costs.

This article is an overview of the most commonly used consumer neuroscience techniques in marketing research.

Many peer-reviewed journal articles in the consumer neuroscience literature usually provide only a brief summary of the actual functions of each neuroscience technique used in their research. Throughout the consumer neuroscience and marketing research literature, there is a lack of comprehensive evaluation of the relative merits of all neuroscience research tools. There is no rigorous analysis of the relative appropriateness of all the neuroscience, physiological, and biometric research tools currently used in consumer neuroscience market research.

This is the first paper that provides a comprehensive review of all relevant neuroscience techniques with a proper explanation of their functions and utility for different types of research. Each individual neuromarketing research tools' strengths and weaknesses are analysed for particular types of marketing research questions and highlights some of the key research papers and authors for interested researchers to follow up.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School Of Business and Governance
Copyright: © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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