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Quality Assurance & Professional Ethics

Taverner Research guarantees high quality research through:

Quality Assurance Certification

  • Third party certification to ISO 20252 (international Quality standard for Market and Social Research).
  • Application of Interviewer Quality Control Australia (IQCA) standards in Data Collection.
  • Professional internal auditing of all aspects of the organisation and projects.

Professional Ethics
  • Company membership of AMSRO (Australian Market and Social Research Organisation.
  • Individual membership of AMSRS (Australian Market and Social Research Society).
  • Peer recognition for Philip Mitchell-Taverner as an active Fellow of AMSRS.
  • Individual and company membership to ESOMAR (the world body of Market Research organisations).
  • Application of the AMSRS Code of Professional Behaviour
  • Application of the ESOMAR Code of Practice.


  • Qualification to QPMR (Qualified Practising Market Researcher) for all Senior Research Directors.
  • Appointment of client facing staff with relevant University education or industry experience.
  • A focus on continual improvement of skills and procedures.
  • Focus on Professional Development as part of ongoing staff appraisal.
  • Provision of internal and external training opportunities.


Further detail is available in Taverner’s Quality Policy, the Taverner Privacy Policy and by contacting our Quality Assurance Manager.




ISO 20252 Quality Assurance Certification. Third party certification guarantees Taverner Research operates to world best practice for Market and Social Research.
Interviewer Quality Control Australia. Certified to IQCA since 2000, the stringent requirements of certification are now incorporated in ISO 20252 Certification.
Australian Market & Social Research Society. All research staff are members of AMSRS and comply with AMSRS Codes of Practice.
Association of Market & Social Research Organisations. Taverner Research is a member organisation and complies with AMRSO Codes of Practice.
The world organisation for enabling better research. Senior research staff are members of ESOMAR and comply with ESOMAR Codes of Practice.


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