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. Stating in 2016, AQRA has sponsored an annual conference featuring original qualitative research and scholarship. Past conference presenters were invited to submit their papers to The Qualitative Report (TQR) for peer review. As a result of this rigorous process, TQR is delighted to present this special issue in conjunction with AQRA.


Asian Qualitative Research Association, Qualitative Research, Philippines

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Safary Wa-Mbaleka is the founding and current president of the Asian Qualitative Research Association. He teaches and provides many trainings on qualitative research, mostly at higher education institutions and at research organization events. Please direct correspondence to Wa-MblakeaS@aiias.edu.

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