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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