The Interviewer Quality Control Scheme (IQCS) has been firmly established as the industry’s benchmark quality standard for data collection since 1978.

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IQCS members uphold and adhere to a set of contemporary standards covering the recruitment, training and appraisal of data collection staff. Members implement various procedures that guarantee research will be carried out to the highest standards as well as streamlining processes , saving both time and money.


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Welcome to the IQCS news blog, where we bring you all the inside info … All the latest news and features from the world of IQCS.

IQCS Awards

Upon request the deadline for applications has been extended to 16th October!
We are pleased to announce that, following last year’s success, the application process for this year’s IQCS Quality Awards is now officially LIVE! More info can be found on our Awards page.
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IQCS Summer Party 2016

The IQCS summer party was fun and well attended as always. Thank you to Gill for organising this lovely event for us again!


The newest IQCS Poll is now available.
At the IQCS we like to offer Working Forums which address issues that are of immediate or ongoing concern to our membership.

Interviewer recruitment and retention is a perennial challenge for those of us in data-collection, and therefore we are planning a forthcoming forum to look at some of the issues and hopefully pool our collective experience and expertise.

In order to provide focus in those areas that are currently most important to you, we decided to run a poll to gather your input.

Please click here if you want to participate in the poll!


New in our shop: Quality in Market Research from Theory to Practice by Peter Jackson & Debrah Harding. There has been a long association between Debrah and the IQCS. Have a look at their book in our little shop
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Please do let us know if you can recommend other books to our members.

IQCS Training -Train the Trainer

Mission accomplished.. the first training ran smoothly!

15 trainees attended the course and they seem to enjoy it and all took away some points to consider. It was lovely to have a group covering the country- England, Wales, Scotland and NI.
A Massive thank you to everyone that helped get it together especially Adam for the printing/binding and Jackie for all the logistical help/lunch.

The IQCS supports the MRBA as a Corporate Patron

The Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA) is the industry’s only independent, registered charity. Their mission is to provide financial assistance and support to anyone who works or has worked in market research and to their immediate families.

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