A Primer on Q Methodology

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Steven R. Brown


This primer serves two functions: (1) It is a simplified introduction to Q
methodology, covering the topics of concourse, Q samples, Q sorting,
correlation, factor analysis, theoretical rotation, factor scores, and
factor interpretation. (2) It also illustrates different conceptions of Q
methodology by taking the concept of "Q methodology" as the subject
matter of the study. The factor results show how current understandings
about Q are traceable to debates among Stephenson, Burt, and others in
the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

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Brown, S. R. (1993). A Primer on Q Methodology. Operant Subjectivity, 16(3/4). Retrieved from https://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/osub/article/view/9020