Professor Wendy Stainton Rogers presented two seminars as a Distinguished Visitor of the BRCSS network in New Zealand

Earlier this year, Prof Wendy Stainton Rogers visited New Zealand. While here, she presented two seminars as a Distinguished Visitor of the BRCSS network. BRCSS (pronounced ‘bricks’) stands for Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences. It is an innovative initiative of the New Zealand government. As a network of social scientists at all eight New Zealand universities, BRCSS makes use of video-conferencing links. Accordingly, Wendy delivered her first seminar from Wellington (the capital city at the base of the North Island) and her second from Dunedin (South Island), with four or five other locations tuning in. The material covered in the second presentation (available as audio and powerpoint) is somewhat more introductory than the first (available as video and powerpoint). The powerpoint files can also be accessed directly. The recordings have not been edited, but you can easily skip past the introductions, or move directly to another portion of the presentation.

Please be sure to credit Wendy if you make further use of any of her material, which she is pleased to have in the public domain. Similarly, I am happy for any of my remarks as discussant at the first seminar to be quoted with attribution (and please excuse me as the video conferencing format was a first for me!) I hope you will enjoy learning from Wendy as much as I did.

Host and discussant: At Otago University
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM
Duration: 1:37:18
Powerpoint files

Description: Wendy discusses the abductive logic of inquiry and using Q methodology as a form of discourse analysis in a social constructionist framework
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Time: 11:33 AM
Duration: 1:43:53
Powerpoint files

If the various above links fail to work, you can navigate to the seminar page:

New Editorial Staff

I am pleased to announce the new editorial board of Operant Subjectivity.
Operant Subjectivity is the official journal of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity. Its mission is to foster understanding of subjectivity through presentation of original research, theoretical and philosophical critique, and methodological clarification.
I would like to signal that I plan to give emphasis in my term as editor to two additional objectives. First, I want the journal as a whole, and each of its articles, to be welcoming to new readers, whether they are near the beginnings of their scholarly careers, or have more established records in a discipline. Second, I would like the journal to sustain a record of the growth of Q scholarship, thereby facilitating all scholars with an interest in Q methodology to benefit from the expanding body of Q research.
The Board and I welcome your informal inquiries about your works-in-progress. I welcome expressions of interest from potential manuscript reviewers. Equally, for those of you with New Years’ resolutions to dispatch, I welcome your submissions of completed papers (by email attachment), and the opportunity to continue to publish work of an extraordinary calibre.
Best wishes Amanda

Editorial Board, Vol 28 –
Amanda Wolf, Editor School of Government, Public Policy Victoria University of Wellington P O Box 600 Wellington, NEW ZEALAND Email:
Steven Brown, Managing Editor Kent State University, Political Science
Bob Mrtek, Immediate Past Editor University of Illinois, Medical Education
Ann H. Clarke National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Program Analysis & Evaluation
Bryan Midgley McPherson College, Behavioral Sciences
Diane Montgomery Oklahoma State University, Educational psychology 
Dragos Iliescu DD Research, Consumer & Branding Research
Eleanor Allgood Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Counselling Education
James C. Rhoads Westminster College, Political Science
John Carr University of Technology, Sydney, Media, Communications, and Information
Joseph Meloche University of Wollongong, Economics and Information Systems
Murray Rutherford Simon Fraser University, Resource and Environmental Management
Nancy Grudens-Schuck Iowa State University, Educational Evaluation 
Paul Stenner University of Brighton, Psychosocial Studies