Wednesday night, June 25, the rector and academic council of the Federal University of Piaui in Teresina, Brazil, conferred the Honris Causa degree on Al Talbott before a standing-room-only audience of professors and students from across the campus. Because Talbott was unable to attend due to doctor’s orders, Mike Stricklin accepted the degree on his behalf. Rob Logan represented Talbott’s doctoral students, many of whom have used Q in their theses. The ceremony opened a three-day conference dedicated to Q Methodology and to Al Talbott’s academic contributions. More than 150 professors and students are registered.

FIRST BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL Q CONFERENCE QUALITATIVe AND QUANTITATIVe SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
“What is Q Methodology, What Does It Seek to Accomplish?” Michael Stricklin, Departamento de Comunicacao Social, UFPI, Teresina, PI

“Contributions of Prof. Albert Talbott to Education” H. Will Norton Jr., dean, College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Nebraska

“Aplicacoes da Metodologia Q na area de Linguistica Aplicada e Ensino/Aprendizagem de linguas” Maria Carmen Khnychala Cunha, Departamento de Linguistica Aplicada, UFU, Uberlandia, MG

“What lies beneath: casting stakeholders’ perceptions in rural development projects evaluation through Q methodology” Virginia Gravina, Senior Statistician, FAGRO, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay

“The Brazilian National Hymn and the Star-Spangled Banner: A Q-Study of Student Attitudes in Two Countries” Gustavo Fortes Said, Departamento de Comunicacao Social, UFPI, Teresina, PI, and L.W. Woods Stricklin, Adjunct ESOL Instructor Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon

“Contributions of Q-Methodology to Educating Children” Diane Montgomery, Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University”, Stillwater, OK

“Student Learning Styles: A Q study based on the Oxford Learning Style Evaluation” Linda Gentry El-Dash, Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP

“Reconsidering Play Theory” Robert A. Logan, Director of Communications, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

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