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2 Day Moderating Skills Workshop

AQR's 2 Day Training Course on Moderating Skills. A supportive tutor based workshop, offering practical moderator skills training.

Devised and run by Ruth Preston, Peppermint Research

With tutors:
Matt Dobbin, Atticus Research
Emily Hilditch, Wonder Research
Susan Martle, Dig Deep Research

Workshop Goals:

- To understand a moderator’s numerous roles
- To offer a wealth of tips, tricks and engaging stories on how to moderate
- To understand and develop listening and probing skills
- To moderate without asking leading questions
- To moderate with a view to unpicking hidden or unspoken meaning
- To have an awareness of group dynamics
- To have confidence in and tips on dealing with difficult respondents
- To learn about working with stimulus material
- To provide practical, hands-on experience in moderating within a safe and supportive environment

This workshop is suitable for a wide range of delegates, including: Practicing qualitative researchers with 0-3 years’ moderating experience and anyone wishing to become more familiar with qualitative research methods in a practical way. This is a hands-on course and therefore not suitable if you're not prepared to give moderating a go (or if you’ve run 40+ groups already!).

Further details, costs and booking options TBC

6 & 7 October 2022

9:00 to 4:30 both days

25 Gloucester Place
London W1U 8HT

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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.
Karen Poole
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.
Eliza Kosse
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.
Becky Evans
A client view of Moderating Skills Workshop
It may seem a little unusual for a client to attend an AQR moderating course, but this was one of the most beneficial I have been on. I now have a much greater appreciation of a moderator's skills and techniques and feel that I am able to add real value when working with our research agencies to plan groups and write discussion guides.
Jenny Hearne
Bonding at Moderating Skills Workshop
I'll confess I was skeptical having moderated before, I wondered what the classroom could teach that would stack up against experience, and felt reluctant to sacrifice two days to listen to more generic tips and tricks.
Lucia Bartlam
Hands-on Moderating Skills
You would be forgiven for thinking that an all-day training course on a Friday, (and not just any Friday, but a below-freezing wet and damp Friday). is not your idea of a fun day out.
Ben Younie
Becoming a curious child
Who remembers just what it's like to start moderating? The nerves, the uncertainty... Juliet Tate finds herself inspired by AQR's mod skills course.
Juliet Tate