“You Can Count on It!” Using County Auditors' Data for Marketing Research Group Projects: A Case Study
The purpose of this research was to develop an efficient and effective process for marketing educators to use in the teaching of an undergraduate marketing research course. Instructors should consider the use of readily available auditors’ data for pedagogical usage in a semester-long courses. The research process posed by Neuman (2007) was followed in the development of a course assignment utilizing the use of auditors’ data. Students analyzed and presented their project results using SPSS software tools learned during the course and through videos provided by the American Marketing Association certificate offerings. Final group presentations also included the discussion of project conclusions, limitations, and recommendations to a community leader. A sample course assignment is included in the appendix.