The Association for Qualitative Research
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Reviews of AQR Training Courses

An introduction to ethnography
This was a Breakfast Bites which our author felt both curious and anxious about. But she needn't have worried: and she left with key tips on how to approach research, and life.
Top marks for Mod Skills Workshop
A successful course is one that tackles a topic requiring high levels of concentration, combining theory and practice, and leaves attendees energised while boosting their confidence.
How to frame a living portrait
This was a day that promised much and delivered. Three sessions focusing on writing, photography and film-making showed how to bring the characters we work with to life.
Besting debrief-writing fears
There is more than one way to skin a cat, or in this case, to craft a debrief story with greater imagination and skill. AQR's Communicating Your Story set out alternatives.
Confidence-building bites
The initial briefing meeting with a client can make novice researchers quake in their shoes, but AQR's 'How to boss a briefing meeting' helped them overcome that mindset.
Frameworks for the future
Analysis and interpretation is the bedrock of qualitative research and Caroline Florence's course seemed to tick all the boxes for the AQR members who attended.
Overcoming butterflies
Author Lyn Roseaman led the recent AQR Breakfast Bite on presentation skills, a nifty session that enthused, involved, and entertained, while inspiring attendees to get practising.
Moderating for all levels
Given that a large part of the theory is covered online beforehand, attendees at the Hands-On Mod Skills course can make the most of the expert tutors on hand.
Learning, thinking, and doing
Three members from LWRTonic attended AQR's "Welcome to the Games" workshop training day, instilling in them the confidence to move outside their comfort zone.
Teamwork at play in online course
Online moderating brings a new set of opportunities, and challenges, which meant that Kelly Barnard approached AQR's course with a certain trepidation.
Reasons to attend: times four
AQR's moderating skills course is one of its stalwarts, providing invaluable hands-on moderating experience, and the opportunity to network with your peers.
In the spirit of "yes, and"
Life can get too serious, so three cheers for a session like Breakfast Bites which revealed that the conversation which emerges during play is where the magic starts to happen.
High-energy route to moderating
AQR's moderating skills course is one of the most popular on the calendar, and it's good to know that it's still giving delegates the tools they need for the job.