The Association for Qualitative Research
The Hub of Qualitative Thinking

Welcome to AQR

The Association for Qualitative Research represents and furthers the interests of the qualitative research industry in the UK and beyond. Since 1980, AQR has established itself as the internationally recognised Hub of Qualitative Thinking.

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AQR's Hub Webinar Series

Weds 18 July 3pm BST - How Qualitative Research is Affected by GDPR. Nikki Lavoie AQR board member puts the questions to Kim Smouter-Umans, Head of Public Affairs and Professional Standards at ESOMAR [More...]

Welcome to the Games Workshop

Workshops aren't just souped-up focus groups, but require a specific set of skills. This day course will provide a good starter kit for those looking to develop their knowledge in setting up and running successful workshops. Friday 20 July 2018. [More...]

Online Moderating Skills

AQR's Core Skills Programme brings you: Online Moderating Skills course. Friday 27 July. Led by Sam Nunn, Join the Dots [More...]


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Qualitative Resources

The AQR website is packed with useful qual resources, aimed at both the qual researchers and the purchaser of qualitative services.

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Recommended reading

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In Brief Magazine

The AQR magazine member magazine, punblished six times per year, contains news, reviews of products, events, courses, as well as short feature articles on qualitative research methodolgy

June 2018
Robo-journalism and the writing on the wall

June 2018

June 2018
Nuggets from point of impact

June 2018
Semiotics is simple, it's context

Earlier Articles
Full index of InBrief


In Depth Magazine

Published twice a year, In Depth contains excellent articles about qualitative research methods

June 2018
Two Systems? The Significance of Kahnema...

June 2018
Behavioural insights in research: the sh...

June 2018
Systems 1 and 2: turning theory into practice

December 2017
Branding in the age of strong opinion

Earlier Articles
Full index of InDepth

About the Association for Qualitative Research (AQR)

The Association for Qualitative Research was founded in 1980 and represents the interests of our members in the qualitative research industry.

AQR has established itself as the internationally recognised Hub of Qualitative Thinking via education and training programs, seminars, networking opportunities and liaising with the wider research industry.

Our core objective is to serve the interests of our members through a range of initiatives. This includes defining and building an understanding of the commercial value of qualitative research, providing inspiring and valuable training courses, creating forums that facilitate debate and advance qualitative research methodology, promoting qualitative research as a career, providing networking opportunities and social events, and promoting the highest professional industry standards within our industry.

All those who share AQR's interests and ambitions are welcome as members. They are provided with many tangible benefits, plus access to a powerful business network.

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