An intensive training day in qualitative research methods was delivered to seven students from University College London-Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, and Georgetown University in Qatar. The students were from the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and they included Qataris and expatriates.  The training aimed to prepare them to become research assistants on the project, and specifically to conduct in-depth interviews with citizens and residents of Qatar around the topic of the National Museum. Aside from the direct benefit to the research project, this training also aimed to build a knowledge-based economy in Qatar. The training took place in Doha on 26 and 27 March 2019, and it was delivered by the project's team members Dr. Waleed Serhan with the assistance of Dr. Jocelyn S. Mitchell.