Noori Akhtar-Danesh is scheduled to direct a workshop entitled “Q-methodology: Bridging between Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Health Research” at the 8th International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Health, July 15-17, Samos Island, Greece. The workshop is designed to help participants to develop an understanding of Q methodology as an emerging research method for the study of subjectivity in health research. The different steps of Q methodology in health research will be explained as it is applied to a research topic and participants will have the opportunity to participate actively in the different steps of the research process. Also, some common issues in Q methodology such as sample size, reliability and validity, and interpretation of the statistical analysis will be discussed.
Noori Akhtar-Danesh is Associate Professor of Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and former president of ISSSS.