Using Q method in qualitative research

Shinebourne, Pnina (2009) Using Q method in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8 (1). pp. 93-97. ISSN 1609-4069

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In this paper the author outlines the features of Q method and assesses its suitability as a qualitative research method. She discusses the process of using the method and its particular approach to researching the range and diversity of subjective understandings, beliefs, and experiences. Q method is particularly suitable for identifying commonality and diversity and has a powerful capacity for thematic identification and analysis. In the author’s view, Q method makes a contribution to expanding the repertoire of qualitative research methods.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Health and Education > Health & Education
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