Doing Q Methodological Research: Theory, Method & Interpretation / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
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Table of ContentsPART ONE: THEORYIntroducing Q Methodology: The Inverted-Factor TechniqueTheory and Q Methodology: From Stephenson to ConstructionismPART TWO: METHODBasic Design Issues: Research Questions and Q SetsDoing the Fieldwork: Participants, Materials and ProcedureUnderstanding the Analytic Process (1): Factor ExtractionUnderstanding the Analytic Process (2): Factor Rotation and the Preparation of Factor ArraysPART THREE: INTERPRETATIONFactor InterpretationWriting and Publishing Q Methodological PapersAppendices General Instructions for Completing a Q Methodological Study Conducting an Analysis Using PQ Method: A Step-by-step Guide (plus an explanation of the PQ Method output or .lis file First Draft Crib Sheets (for study factors 2, 3, 4 and 5)