About Q Methodology


William Stephenson

Q Methodology is a research method used to study people's "subjectivity" -- that is, their viewpoint.

Q Methodology was originally developed by William Stephenson (1902-1989), an Englishman trained in physics (Ph.D., 1926), psychology (Ph.D., 1929) and psychometrics under the tutelage of Charles Spearman and Sir Cyril Burt.

It has been used both in clinical settings for assessing patients, as well as in research settings to examine how people think about a topic.

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The International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS) is the official organization committed to the ideas and concepts of Q methodology as enunciated by William Stephenson. ISSSS administers an email discussion list dedicated to exchange of information related to Q Methodology. To learn more about ISSSS, join ISSSS, or become a member of the email discussion list, go to the ISSSS page.

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Ancona, Italy, will be the location for the 31st ISSSS conference, September 14-17, 2015.


ISSSS Board's encouragement to join ISSSS.

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