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Founded in 2015, the Asian Qualitative Research Association (AQRA) has become a leader in fostering qualitative research practice and education in the Philippines and beyond. Starting in 2016, AQRA has sponsored an annual conference featuring original qualitative research and scholarship.
Numbers and statistics are no longer enough to help humankind understand and solve some of today’s problems. QLR is an innovative research approach that involved interviewing and observing people in their natural settings. QLR also helps address issues thoroughly. AQRA stands for Asian Qualitative Research in Asia.
By becoming an AQRA member, you will receive the following benefits:
Optional: an AQRA ID card may be requested for an additional fee.
Scroll down this page and complete the form “Apply for AQRA Membership”.
A bronze AQRA member is one who has not renewed his or her membership. This member shall be entitled to the following benefits:
(a) can keep membership on CV,
(b) can upgrade to silver membership category by simply paying the annual fee,
(c) can recruit new AQRA members,
(d) can attend AQRA events without discount,
(e) can access to AQRA FB group materials.
A silver AQRA member is one who has paid his or her annual membership fee and continues to renew the membership annually. If this member wishes to have an AQRA ID, then he or she shall pay for it. This member shall be entitled to the following benefits:
(a) an electronic membership certificate;
(b) access to a large network of QLR experts and materials;
(c) possibility of becoming a speaker, trainer, or mentor for AQRA;
(d) mentorship from AQRA on a QLR study;
(e) eligibility for applying for AQRA grants;
(f) possibility of co-hosting an AQRA event at his or her institution;
(g) possibility of receiving an endorsement letter upon request if needed for some research application process;
(h) discounted registration fee at AQRA events such as conferences, seminars, workshops, and others.
A gold AQRA member is one who has paid the lifetime membership fee, which is determined by the AQRA Executive Committee. This member shall be entitled to the following benefits:
(a) pays no annual membership fee,
(b) receives a gold membership certificate,
(c) receives a lifetime AQRA ID,
(d) all other benefits of silver members.