The Association for Qualitative Research
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AQR Prosper Riley-Smith Qualitative Excellence Award 2017

Now in its 15th year, the AQR Prosper Riley-Smith Qualitative Excellence Award is recognised as the UK's premium Qualitative Research Award.

The Finalists

We are delighted to announce the Finalists for the AQR Prosper Riley-Smith Qualitative Excellence Award 2017. This year's Finalists illustrate the enormous contribution that high quality Qualitative Research by AQR members makes to marketing, strategy and societal issues.

In no particular order, this year's 3 Finalists are:

Shift The Mix: How cultural intelligence helped pets around the world
Oliver Sweet, Ipsos MORI

ECB Cricket Unleashed
Gurpinder Sidhu and Emma Bennett, Sky UK Ltd

The Apprentice: The Real Winner in the Boardroom
Rhiannon Price and Daniel Tralman, Northstar Research and James Livingstone, Jaguar Landrover

Timetable for the 2017 award

Deadline for entries
Wednesday 13th September 2017

Announcement of shortlist
Early October

Announcement of three finalists
Mid October

Announcement of Winner
Monday 4th December

The winner will be announced and the Award presented at the MRS Awards Dinner on Monday 4th December, and will appear in the Book of the Night.

The 2017 Judging Panel

Simon Patterson
Chair of the Judging Panel, QRi Consulting, AQR Board

Richard Drury
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Vice Chair of AURA

Jane Frost CBE
CEO of the MRS

Helen James
npower Business, Chair of AURA

Sarah Jenkins
Magenta Research, AQR Board

Tom Kerr
Treasurer of AURA

Sarah Newman
Director of the APG

Finn Raben
Director General of ESOMAR

Peter Totman
Jigsaw Research, AQR Board