Doygun, Hakan, Neslihan Kaya, & Ilgaz Ekşi, I. (2020). Üniversite öğrencilerinin küresel ısınmaya yönelik bakış açılarının Q metodoloji yardımıyla incelenmesi [Investigating perspectives of the university students on global warming by using Q methodology]. Turkish Journal of Forest Science, 4(2), 302-313. (Turkish) (Access:

English Abstract: In this study, it is aimed to carry out a sample study on the use of Q methodology in the context of examining the perspectives of students in different departments of universities about global warming. As a result of the analysis, three different perspectives on the subject were determined; 87.5% of the participants were in factor 1, 7.5% were in factor 2 and 5% were in factor 3. The most positively approached expression in factor 1, which includes the majority of students, was that “The increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere causes global warming”. This is important in terms of showing that the participants in the research have a high level of awareness on the causes of global warming. Participants in factor 2 showed the most positive approach to the statement “Global warming causes the glaciers to melt faster” and showed awareness about the results of global warming. Participants in factor 3 approached the statement “Deforestation accelerates the global warming process” most positively, and gave priority to deforestation that increases global warming. Based on the data and evaluations made within the scope of this study, it is suggested that the Q methodology, which is an effective tool in revealing different perspectives and priorities regarding the research subject, is considered as an alternative method in determining user perceptions and expectations in landscape planning and design studies.

Hakan Doygun <> is on the Faculty of Architecture, İzmir Demokrasi Üniversitesi, İzmir, Turkey.