Doing Q Methodological Research

Theory, Method & Interpretation

by Simon Watts, Paul Stenner

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  • 1849204152
  • 9781849204149
  • 9781849204156
  • 9781446258743
  • 9781446290705
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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.


  • SAGE Publications; March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446258743
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Doing Q Methodological Research
  • Author: Simon Watts; Paul Stenner
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1849204152
  • 9781849204149
  • 9781849204156
  • 9781446258743
  • 9781446290705

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This is a comprehensive, clear, ‘one-stop start’ to the method with some very useful chapter summaries and appendices. [...]Together with the all-important recommended free software package for the data analysis if you were thinking of taking this approach this would be a good place to begin.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1849204152
  • 9781849204149
  • 9781849204156
  • 9781446258743
  • 9781446290705