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Q Methodology
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Q Methodology

Second Edition


July 2013 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Series Editor's Introduction
 
Chapter 1. Methodological Principles
 
Chapter 2. Communication Concourses, Q Samples, and Conditions of Instruction
 
Chapter 3. Person Samples and the Single Case
 
Chapter 4. Statistical Analysis
 
Chapter 5. A Concluding Subjective-Science Postscript
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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