Ali-Reza Khoshgooyanfard’s new book, Q-Methodology (Tehran: Research Center of IRIB [Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting], 2008, ISBN: 964-7378-11-6), is the first in the Persian language (contents shown below). The book can be viewed at . Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1: An introduction to Q-methodology What is Q-methodology? Why has Q-methodology been invented? Underlying philosophical elements of Q-methodology A review of Q-study process The position of Q-method among qualitative and quantitative methods Chapter 2: Design and implementation of a Q-study Concourse Q-sample Structured and unstructured samples Number of statements Q-deck preparation P-sample Q-sorting Q-diagram Forced and free distributions Sorting instructions Validity and reliability Piloting Chapter 3: Statistical analysis Q-factor analysis Q-data set Underlying logic of the statistical analysis of Q-data The process of Q-factor analysis Factors interpretation The differences between R-factor analysis and Q-factor analysis How to analyze Q-data by SPSS Chapter 4: Sample Q-studies Advantages and disadvantages of Q-method Four sample Q-studies References Glossary
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Author of Political Subjectivity (Yale University Press 1980), founding editor of Operant Subjectivity (1977), organizer of first Q conference (1985) and founding member of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (1989), founder and moderator of Q-Method electronic discussion list (1991), and laureate of ISSSS's William Stephenson Award (2010). Also past editor of Policy Sciences, co-founder of the International Society of Political Psychology and the Society of Policy Scientists, list manager of PolicySciencesSociety, executive director of ISPP, laureate of ISPP's Harold Lasswell Award (2009) for lifetime scientific contributions, and Kappa Tau Alpha award (2001) for contributions to journalism and mass communication. View all posts by sbrownkentedu
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