Comments on Professor Howard's Quest-Sort

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Steven R. Brown


The Quest-Sort modification of Q technique is examined in historical
context and is shown to have several predecessors, which are criticized
for their overemphasis on technicalities at the expense of
methodological considerations. Attention is also drawn to the
foundations of measurement in Q method and to Stephenson's replacement
of classical psychophysics with Fisher's experimental principles.
Questions are raised about various of Professor Howard's assumptions
about Q methodology.

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Brown, S. R. (1995). Comments on Professor Howard’s Quest-Sort. Operant Subjectivity, 19(1/2). Retrieved from