Druschke, Caroline Gottschalk, Eric G. Booth, & Emma Lundberg (2019). Q-rhetoric and controlled equivocation: Revising “the scientific study of subjectivity” for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Technical Communication Quarterly, 28(2), 137-151. (doi: 10.1080/10572252.2019.1583377) (Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2019.1583377)

Abstract: This article offers a revision to an existing social science methodology, Q methodology, through “Q-Rhetoric.” After detailing Q methodology’s theoretical underpinnings and practical method, and persistent critiques of the methodology, the article employs perspectives from rhetorical theory and Amerindian anthropology to suggest a methodological correction. It concludes by detailing the use of Q-Rhetoric to intervene in a Wisconsin stream management controversy, proposing Q-Rhetoric as a pragmatic and theoretically sound methodology for working across disciplinary divides.

Caroline Gottschalk Druschke <caroline.gottschalk.druschke@wisc.edu> is in the Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she fuses rhetorical and ecological perspectives to intervene in controversies over freshwater streams.

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