Baas, Rhoads, and Thomas on narratives about assessment in higher education

Baas, Larry R., James C. Rhoads, & Dan B. Thomas (2016, January-March).  Are quests for a “culture of assessment” mired in a “culture war” over assessment? A Q-methodological inquiry.  SAGE Open, 6(1), 1-17.  (DOI: 10.1177/2158244015623591)  Published on-line (accessible: Abstract:  The “Assessment Movement” in higher education has generated some of the most wide-ranging and heated discussions that the academy… Read More

Sustainable citizenship by Priya Kurian, Debashish Munshi, Lyn Kathlene & Jeanette Wright

Sustainable Citizenship as a Methodology for Engagement: Navigating Environmental, Economic, and Technological Rationalities The emergence of more and more new technologies ranging from genetic modification to nanotechnology is significantly affecting the environment in many different ways. Yet, policy making has not been able to keep pace with the rapid development of these technologies because of… Read More

Winner of the 2009 Harold Lasswell Award for best article in Policy Sciences

The Harold Lasswell Prize for the best article in the 2009 volume of the journal Policy Sciences has gone to the following: Rutherford, Murray B., Michael L. Gibeau, Susan G. Clark, & Emily C. Chamberlain (2009 May). Interdisciplinary problem solving workshops for grizzly bear conservation in Banff National Park, Canada. Policy Sciences, 42(2), 163-187. Abstract.… Read More

La Paro et al. on beliefs of preservice early childhood education teachers

La Paro, Karen M., Kathy Siepak, & Catherine Scott-Little (2009, January). Assessing beliefs of preservice early childhood education teachers using Q-sort methodology. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 30(1), 22-36. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the beliefs of students and faculty in a 4-year birth-kindergarten teacher preparation program using the Teacher… Read More

Lee et al. on Korean perceptions of good death

Lee, Hyun Ji, Kae Hwa Jo, Kyong Hee Chee, & Yun Ju Lee (2008, October). The perception of good death among human service students in South Korea: A Q-methodological approach. Death Studies, 32(9), 870-890. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the subjective opinions of Korean college students about good death. Q methodology… Read More

Day on Q applied to policy process theories and frameworks

Day, Shane (2008, Summer). Applications of Q methodology to a variety of policy process theories and frameworks. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 11(2), 141-171. Abstract: This paper provides an overview of a form of factor analysis, Q methodology, and suggests how it might be applied in an institutional analysis setting. Q methodology provides… Read More

ten Klooster, Visser, and de Jong on Q and Likert scales

ten Klooster, Peter M., Martijn Visser, & Menno D.T. de Jong (2008). Comparing two image research instruments: The Q-sort method versus the Likert attitude questionnaire. Food Quality and Preference, 19, 511�518. Abstract: Despite the attention for corporate, brand and product images, only few studies focus on methodological comparisons of image research methods. This article presents… Read More

Akhtar-Danesh et al. on simulation use in nursing education

Akhtar-Danesh, Noori, Pamela Baxter, Ruta K. Valaitis, Wendy Stanyon, & Susan Sproul (2009, April). Nurse faculty perceptions of simulation use in nursing education. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(3), 312-329. Abstract: In this study nursing faculty perceptions of the implementation of simulation in schools of nursing across Ontario, Canada, were explored using the Q-methodology technique.… Read More

Van Staa et al. on care of adolescents with chronic disorders

Van Staa, A., Jedeloo, S., Latour, J., & Van Exel, J. (2008). Using Q-methodology to explore preferences for care of adolescents with chronic disorders: 4 profiles. Pediatrics, 121(Suppl.), S154-S155. Available online Introduction: Adolescents with chronic disorders are seldom asked to give opinions about their preferences for care, even though they are frequent health care users and… Read More

Deignan on enquiry-based learning

Deignan, Tim (2009). Enquiry-based learning: Perspectives on practice. Teaching in Higher Education, 14(1), 13-28. Abstract: Traditional lecture-based teaching methods are being replaced or supplemented by approaches which call for reframing the roles and identities of teachers and learners. Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) is one such approach. This paper reports on a study investigating the perceptions of… Read More