Qualitative research on Silvikrin conditioning rinse

Date of publication: July 1, 1971


Beecham Products U.K. Ltd. is considering marketing a conditioner product under the Silvikrin label. The research was conducted in two stages. The objectives of the research reported here were in stage I: 1. To discover the advantages and disadvantage of using the Silvikrin name in relation to a conditioning product; 2. To examine responses to the product description 3. To assess respondent needs for conditioners. While in stage II the objectives were: 1. To assess which of the four possible ranges of hair type variants is the most meaningful to consumers. 2. To note any confusions with Silvikrin shampoos; 3. To examine whether the products in the chosen range should have one or three viscosities and one or three perfumes.

About this collection:
Peter Cooper (1936-2010) was co-founder of Cooper Research & Marketing, later CRAM International, with his wife Jackie French. Cooper studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester where he became a Lecturer in the early 1960s. He became involved in conducting commercial Motivational Research and by 1968 opened Cooper Research & Marketing in Manchester. Cooper was one of the key pioneers of what we now know as Qualitative Research. CRAM opened its London office in Wimpole Street in 1970 and moved to 53 St Martins Lane, WC2N 4EA, in 1972 where it remained until Peter's passing in 2010. The company changed its name to CRAM International in around 1985/86, reflecting the increasingly international nature of its work. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection, which includes commercial research reports and early academic papers, has been preserved by Peter's children, Diana, Helen and Jonathan, and his colleague Simon Patterson. The scanning of the Archive has been supported by ESOMAR, AMSR, Peter's colleague Dr Alan Branthwaite & family, the Cooper family, and QRi Consulting. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection is managed by QRi Consulting. The CRAM logo and CRAM International name are Registered Trademarks and the property of QRi Consulting.

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