The story of conversion: 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, trusworthiness, 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)