The Association for Qualitative Research
The Hub of Qualitative Thinking

News and announcements from the AQR

Just one step away
The road to a professional qualification for qualitative researchers has proved long, hard and sometimes frustrating. Now its future lies in the hands of the industry.

AQR AGM Chairman's Report 2016
The AQR's AGM of 2016 was held at BMA House, Tavistock Square on Wednesday 29th June 2016. Simon Patterson, the 15th chair of the AQR, delivered the chairman's report.

Qualitative Professionalism
There is progress, says Michael Herbert, in developing the qualifications needed for the industry's professionalisation programme, but funding is a big issue.

View from the chair 2015
In July 2015, Simon Patterson was elected AQR chair. Here, he reviews what the association currently offers, and hints at his vision for its future.

Recruiter Accreditation Scheme Update
The Recruiter Accreditation Scheme (RAS) initiative was conceived three years ago, in 2012, when the AQR Board expressed its concerns about the lack of a professionalisation process for recruiters.

Slicing the membership pie
AQR has launched two new membership schemes, targeted at different ends of the age spectrum. Check out what's involved in becoming an Affiliate or Alumni member.

Playing the field
AQR, after a lengthy absence from this area, is producing a new field course. It's a recognition of just how important it is that the recruitment process provides us with the respondents we are looking for, particularly if we are to deliver great strategic projects for our clients.

Mod skills rule, okay?
AQR's education programme is a work in progress. In Brief talks to Chloe Fowler to discover current hot topics, and what courses are in the pipeline.