Doing Q Methodological Research

Doing Q Methodological Research

This book introduces the theory and practice of Q methodology.

Author: Simon Watts

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849204156

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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This book introduces the theory and practice of Q methodology. The authors explain the origins of Q methodology in factor analysis and the R methodological procedures, and go on to explain the theory behind Q as set out by the method's early pioneers. They also look at how Q deals with issues such as subjectivity, abduction and constructivism. The book shows readers how to set up, run, and analyze an effective study using Q methodology. Illustrated with examples and case studies throughout, the book offers advice on highly practical issues such as the conduct of fieldwork, working with participants, and good data management.
Categories: Social Science

Doing Q Methodological Research

Doing Q Methodological Research

Chapter 1 demonstrates that Q methodology can be understood, in its most basic form, as a simple derivation or inversion of the ... but their content is certainly not imperative to the doing of effective Q methodological research.

Author: Simon Watts

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258743

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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This book is a simple yet thorough introduction to Q methodology, a research technique designed to capture the subjective or first-person viewpoints of its participants. Watts and Stenner outline the key theoretical concepts developed by William Stephenson, the founder of Q methodology, including subjectivity, concourse theory and abduction. They then turn to the practicalities of delivering high quality Q methodological research. Using worked examples throughout, the reader is guided through: • important design issues • the conduct of fieldwork • all the analytic processes of Q methodology, including factor extraction, factor rotation and factor interpretation. Drawing on helpful conceptual introductions to potentially difficult statistical concepts and a step-by-step guide to running Q methodological analyses using dedicated software, this book enables interested readers to design, manage, analyse, interpret and publish their own Q methodological research.
Categories: Reference

Q Methodology

Q Methodology

Q Methodology defines the distinctive set of psychometric and operational principles which, when combined with specialized statistical applications of correlation and factor-analysis techniques, provide researchers with a systematic and ...

Author: Bruce McKeown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803927533

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

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Q Methodology defines the distinctive set of psychometric and operational principles which, when combined with specialized statistical applications of correlation and factor-analysis techniques, provide researchers with a systematic and rigorously quantitative means for examining human subjectivity. Based on the premise that subjectivity is communicable and advanced from self-reference, the method's central concern is to ensure that self-reference is preserved and not compromised or confused by external investigation. The authors outline the appropriate principles, techniques and procedures which advance this goal, including data gathering, statistics, and small-sample behavioral research.
Categories: Social Science

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Moby Dick is a novel by American writer Herman Melville. The work is an epic sea story of Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783736800748

Category: Fiction

Page: 834

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Moby Dick is a novel by American writer Herman Melville. The work is an epic sea story of Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale. A contemporary commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation rose during the twentieth century. D.H. Lawrence called it "the greatest book of the sea ever written." Jorge Luis Borges praised the style: "Unforgettable phrases abound." Today it is considered one of the Great American Novels and a leading work of American Romanticism. The opening line, "Call me Ishmael," is one of the most recognizable opening lines in Western literature. Ishmael then narrates the voyage of the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ahab has one purpose: revenge on Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white whale which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting and the process of extracting whale oil, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, are mixed with exploration of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God. Melville uses a wide range of styles and literary devices ranging from lists and catalogs to Shakespearean stage directions, soliloquies, and asides.
Categories: Fiction

Cultivating Q Methodology

Cultivating Q Methodology

This volume of essays is in honor of Professor Steven R. Brown, the preeminent scholar of Q methodology.

Author: James C. Rhoads

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1667809342

Category:

Page: 412

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This volume of essays is in honor of Professor Steven R. Brown, the preeminent scholar of Q methodology. Q methodology, innovated by the British physicist/psychologist William Stephenson (1902-1989), Q methodology is a conceptual framework and set of procedures to systematically and scientifically study the subjective. Professor Brown has dedicated his academic life, more than 50 years and counting, to advancing the methodology and Stephenson's profound ideas. Each of the contributors in this volume are experts in the methodology as well, and the book is divided into 3 sections: 1. Chapters honoring Brown's legacy; 2. Chapters devoted to methodological aspects of Q; and 3. Applications of Q methodology to various topics. Professor Steven R. Brown has directly impacted the work of each of the contributors of this volume, and hundreds more who have sought to use Q methodology to study topics spanning the human sciences.
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Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration Second Edition

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration  Second Edition

A researcher or practitioner who wishes to conduct a Q - methodology study can do so by following the general procedures described in the case study described in Section 37.2 of this chapter . We believe that the value of Q methodology ...

Author: Gerald J. Miller

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: UOM:39015076134546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

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This handbook explores how systematic research methods could aid in understanding traditional questions in public administration as well as emerging theoretical and practical questions. A supporting website provides datasets, unpublished research examples and actual published research articles.
Categories: Business & Economics

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

James , M. and Warner , S. ( 2005 ) Coping with their lives - women , learning disabilities , self - harm and the secure unit : a Q - methodological study . British Journal of Learning Disabilities , 33 : 120–127 .

Author: Carla Willig

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015073977160

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

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This handbook covers the qualitative methods used in psychology, combining 'how-to-do-it' summaries with examination of historical and theoretical foundations. Examples from recent research are used to illustrate how each method has been applied, the data analysed and the insights gained.
Categories: Psychology

A Q methodological Study of Attitudes Toward Water Resources and Implications for Using Mass Media in Dissemination of Water Research Results

A Q methodological Study of Attitudes Toward Water Resources and Implications for Using Mass Media in Dissemination of Water Research Results

7Keith P. Sanders , " Q Study of Editors ' Attitudes Toward Journalism Research , " Journalism_Quarterly , 49 ( Autumn ... Fred N. Kerlinger , " Q Methodology in Behavioral Reserach , " in Science , Psychology , and communication ...

Author: Richard L. Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024758813

Category: Water resources development

Page: 349

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Categories: Water resources development

A Q methodological Study of Environmental Attitudes of Participants in the 1975 Michigan Youth Conservation Corps

A Q methodological Study of Environmental Attitudes of Participants in the 1975 Michigan Youth Conservation Corps

Q - methodology might be used to see what relation , if any , exists between length of time out of camp and attitude change . Do positive or negative attitude changes last into adult life ? How many participants seek employment in ...

Author: Steven Frank Kinzel

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293010056343

Category: Attitude (Psychology)

Page: 330

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Categories: Attitude (Psychology)

Psychology without Foundations

Psychology without Foundations

This new book proposes a way out of the crisis by letting go of the idea that psychology needs 'new' foundations or a new identity, whether biological, discursive, or cognitive.

Author: Steve D Brown

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 0761972277

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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This new book proposes a way out of the crisis by letting go of the idea that psychology needs ‘new’ foundations or a new identity, whether biological, discursive, or cognitive. The psychological is not narrowly confined to any one aspect of human experience; it is quite literally ‘everywhere’. Drawing on a range of influential thinkers including Michel Serres, Michel Foucault, AN Whitehead, and Gilles Deleuze, the book proposes a strong process-oriented approach to the psychological, which studies ‘events’ or ‘occasions.’
Categories: Psychology