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What is mobile ethnography?
Mobile ethnography is a qualitative research method that records everyday experiences with mobile devices. Smartphones and other mobile devices are used to gain information about the customer independent of time and place. This makes it possible to view things from the customer's point of view. For example, research participants can record and evaluate their experiences via mobile devices.
Research location: Gozzo by Late
Negative and positive influences on customer satisfaction were examined and assigned to the four main categories of experience in restaurants: Atmosphere, quality of service, quality of meals and price fairness.
In the course of the evaluation of the results, a fifth category for beverage quality was created.
Success with modern research methods
By using an app to collect the data for the customer satisfaction analysis, the participants were able to participate in the study at any time and from any place and also upload photos or videos to illustrate their experiences. The Gozzo by Late restaurant was rated very well in all five categories, but a few suggestions for improvement were made and passed on to management.
Note: The study by Anna Reisenberger showed that younger guests were more likely to participate in the research due to the inclusion of new technology.
Another two years in Krems
Anna Reisenberger originally comes from the Linz region of Upper Austria. After graduating from the Tourismusschule in Bad Leonfelden she took part in a Server Management Trainee Programme in Jupiter, Florida. After 8 successful months in the USA, she returned to Austria, where she gained experience in service and event marketing in various companies. Before her studies she worked in the Ritz-Carlton on the Cayman Islands.
After studying Tourism and Leisure Management at our university, Anna Reisenberger also decided to continue her studies with a master degree programme in Krems. Since September she has been studying International Business and Export Management.