Ulf Böckenholt is the John D. Gray Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management. He has published widely in marketing, psychology, economics, and statistics journals. His main research interest is in the development and application of statistical and psychometric methods for understanding consumer behavior and improving marketing decision-making. Areas of recent research include measuring the effectiveness of visual ads, meta-analyses in behavioral research, response biases in self-reports, and the effect of trust in financial consumer decisions.
Currently, Ulf Böckenholt serves as Associate Editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Psychometrika, Behaviormetrika, and the Journal of Behavioral and Educational Statistics. He is a Past Editor of Psychometrika, a Past President of the Psychometric Society, and a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago.
The objective of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of marketing research methods employed by well-managed firms. The course focuses on research design, sampling, data collection, and data analysis to extract the most valuable information. Throughout the course, we examine the proper use of statistical analyses with an emphasis on the interpretation and use of results. Students work individually and in assigned teams to learn appropriate utilization of marketing research techniques to solve business problems. As experiential learning, teams will work on a capstone market research project for a client.