Since I was asked to give a testimony on AQRA, let me put it in a testimonial way. Before, I was an unconverted researcher, who did not know the truth about qualitative inquiry. But one day I heard a voice.
It was the voice of Dr. Safary who was giving a seminar. He would mention mysterious words like, trustworthiness, dependability, generalization, triangulation etc. They all sounded meaningless to me.
To cut the story short, after I encountered the great missionaries of qualitative research such as Drs. Green, Dr. Rosario and others who taught me the truth about qualitative research, I got converted.
The memorable event was a big qualitative evangelistic meeting called First International Conference on Qualitative Research in Tagaytay, where I got 'baptized' as a qualitative researcher. Currently I am writing my dissertation employing QLR. When I finish, I will become a missionary spreading the good news about QLR among other researchers who are still in darkness.
By: Sergo Namoradze, PhD Student, AIIAS, Philippines (from the country of Georgia)