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In this lesson, you will learn about research in the creative process.

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Terms to Know

The given characteristics of a population.


A specific field of service or product of trade.

Market Research

Market research is the process of gathering information about a company's competition and potential customers.


Short for "specifications" or the requirements for the job at hand.

Visual Audit

Visual Audit is research done through survey or focus groups to help establish a business's brand value.