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Latest additions to the AQR Library

Mapping a new direction
There are few disciplines that seek properly to examine the nature and importance of subjective experience the way market research does, but that's only half the story.

Never the twain shall meet?
One of the hot topics at AQR's recent conference was the cross-over – or even convergence – of qual and quant research. In Brief looks at where this might be heading.

Christmas in chaos
Chaos Theory can help make sense of the most complex and chaotic behaviours

Memories of the future
Why tomorrow could just be many variations of the present

Finding meaning in social media
Instant sharing, measured thinking – a look at how semiotic research delivers actionable consumer insights in our age of online social sharing.

Clean sweep for innovation
Billie Ing and Oliver Sweet, finalists in the AQR Prosper Riley- Qualitative Excellence Award, show why good qual research should be placed at the heart of the innovation process.

Building rapport with children
It's tempting to assume that dealing with children will be kids play – and it can, if you plan ahead. Judy Bartkowiak offers hints and tips for dealing with younger respondents.

Go hit it beyond Wimbledon
We learn from one of the AQR Prosper Riley-Smith Qualitative Excellence Award joint winners how the LTA used behaviour change to gain an advantage point.

Picture Perfect
How to capture the Experience Economy in Art? That was the challenge facing one of the joint winners of 2016's AQR Prosper Riley-Smith Qualitative Excellence Award.

Making an experience real
As more Virtual Reality (VR) content is produced, Neil Stevenson has been pondering a simple question: What makes 'good' VR content good, exactly?

Quals secret weapon
AQR deployed a crack team at the latest AURA seminar showcasing great qualitative research thinking to 100 client-side insight professionals, says Giles Finnemore.

Revealing maps of reality
Judy Taylor interviewed Wendy Gordon about her new Book Mindframes, on Facebook Live for the first time, a discussion pertinent to new and established researchers.

Just who are we?
There's a tendency to take social media for granted, or to dismiss its relevance over time, but is this because we have not yet tapped the full potential of communities?

Ignorance will be no defence
The GDPR will affect all researchers and that includes you! Luckily help is at hand, with Dr Michelle Goddard offering some helpful pointers prior to AQR's webinar in December.

Negotiating the political maze
Moral foundations theory can help add nuance to the minefield of attitude research

Cracking our elusive System 1
To date researchers have had to work with what people say they feel – but this could be a thing of the past. Now there is a potential way to measure human emotion.

Virtual Customer realities
We are all in a relationship with our customers and, in any healthy relationship, being able to see something from the other person's perspective is important…or so my wife tells me.

Pokemon catalyst
Unless you've been living under a rock with a Charmander for the past few weeks, you'll have heard about Pokemon Go, the new smartphone game taking the world by storm. With over 50 million downloads on Android devices alone, this is big.

Edging closer to professionalisation
Watch out for a possible professional qualification in qualitative research in 2017, following the publication of a comprehensive draft guide to its inception.

Places that Spark Emotions
There's no reason why qualitative researchers need to work in spaces dictated by convenience, cost or functionality, so why not take a walk on the wild side?