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seamless research support, anywhere in the world.

are you a researcher or agency looking for support?

Moving Target Research International is your global research partner offering end-to-end qualitative project management both in-person and online, anywhere in the world.

Since 2001, we've been helping research teams expand their global reach and capabilities. From New York to Paris, San Francisco to Tokyo, São Paolo to Shanghai and points in between, our global network of local experts and research partners deliver insights from the field all without the travel!

research by researchers, 
for researchers 

From participant recruiting to international project management, in-language moderation and analysis, we are your one-stop shop for local and international fieldwork. We offer customized research support to suit your specific needs, in-person as well as using a full suite of online qualitative research tools.

why work with us

  • 20+ years of experience working all over the world.
  • A global network of vetted senior level researchers, ethnographers, anthropologists, analysts, field managers, independent recruiters and videographers.
  • Your single point-of-contact across borders and time zones.
  • Local researchers with global expertise. 
  • Localized and culture based insights; Our network of local experts provide insights into cultural differences and localization/adaptation.
  • Out-of-the box thinking and innovative solutions.
  • Quality control; We get the job done right, not just done.
  • A positive, pro-active and pre-emptive approach to make certain each project is a success for all stakeholders. 

what we do


your one-stop shop for local and global fieldwork

Moving Target Research is your single point-of-contact across borders and time zones to help you get the job done, on time and on budget!

Our team of senior level researchers and consultants know what can happen, what to expect and how to prepare accordingly so your project won't encounter unexpected field delays or expenses. 

We provide seamless end-to-end research support that includes:

  • Global Fieldwork & Project Management
  • Worldwide Participant Recruiting 
  • Bilingual Interviewers & Native Language Moderators
  • Analysis & Reporting 
  • Interpreters & Translation 
  • Localized Screener Design & Discussion Guides
  • Local Videographers
  • Currency/Incentive Management


the success of any research initiative starts with recruiting!

Using a combination of traditional, on-street, virtual and social media we recruit worldwide for:

  • Depth Interviews
  • Ethnographies/In-homes
  • Face to face/Street recruitment
  • Focus Group Recruiting
  • Intercepts
  • Shop-alongs

Remote Recruitment:
All of our respondents are carefully screened using our remote recruitment methodology which allows us to see and dialogue with respondents around the world to ensure that participants not only qualify but are knowledgeable, engaged, passionate and articulate.

In-Person/Street Recruitment:
Additionally, we offer in-person recruitment using our network of field recruiters around the world.


insights anywhere, anytime.

Online qualitative research allows us to leverage the power of technology in order to capture in-the-moment feedback and deliver real-time insights from users all around the world, in whatever language they speak, all without the travel!

successful research demands more than the latest technology 

We provide customized online research support tailored to your needs with our global network of experienced partners. From project set-up on your preferred platform, such as Recollective, Living Lens, Indeemo or Zoom, to recruiting for multi-market studies, incentives in the local currency to native language moderation and reports in English, anywhere in the world.

  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Diary Studies
  • Insight Communities
  • Mobile Ethnography 
  • Online Focus Groups 
  • Online Communities & Bulletin Boards
  • Remote Shop Alongs
  • Remote One-on-One Interviews (IDIs)
  • Video Based Research
  • Virtual IHUTs (In-Home User Tests) 


in-person (or online)

With twenty years of experience working in the US, EU, UK, LATAM, & Asia Pacific, Moving Target Research translates behaviour into relevant and actionable insights for global brands. 

Need to do in-homes in Tokyo or São Paolo, shop alongs in Beijing or Barcelona, focus groups in Paris or London? We can expand your team’s capabilities and geographic scope with:

  • International Project Management
  • Worldwide Participant Recruiting 
  • Bilingual Moderators
  • International Focus Group Facilitation
  • Analysis & Reporting 
  • Interpreters & Translation Services
  • Localized Screener Design & Discussion Guides

International Fieldwork 

Two men talking on the street

Participant Recruiting

Shopping basket full of Asian groceries featured in video diary

Multi-Country Studies

Man being interviewed during one-on-one interviews

In-Language Moderation

Computer screen showing online focus groups

Online Focus Groups

Hand showing beverage during remote shop-alongs

Mobile Ethnography

Woman wearing mask looking at clothes during shop alongs

Shop Alongs 

Person holding McDonalds delivery bag inside kitchen

Diary Studies 

Two people sitting and talking during focus group


Hand holding smartphone with QR code for Amazon Go during a remote shop along

Remote Shop Alongs

Woman watching woman using camera during a user interview


Videographer filming focus group

Video & Visual Storytelling