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Main Title Doing Q methodological research : theory, method and interpretation /
Author Watts, Simon,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stenner, Paul.
Publisher Sage,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 760174292
ISBN 1849204152; 9781849204156; 1849204144; 9781849204149
Subjects Q technique ; Subjectivity--Research--Methodology ; Empirische Sozialforschung ; Methodologie ; Forskningsmetodik
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  BF698.75.W38 2012 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 01/13/2020
Collation ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index.
Contents Notes
Section 1. Theory -- Section 2. Method -- Section 3. Interpretation. This book is a simple yet thorough introduction to O 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 O 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. 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 O methodological research.