Candidates for ISSSS Election 2017

Every three years we elect a new Executive Committee, comprising: President, Vice President, Secretary, Advisor and Treasurer. The current President will continue on as Past-President. Candidates for President: Jim Rhoads & Noori Akhtar-Danesh Candidates for Vice-President: Helen Mason & Raffaele Zanoli Candidate for Secretary: Brandy Walker Candidates for Advisor: Sue Ramlo & Diane Montgomery shared… Read More

Q Bibliography: Leggette & Redwine on agricultural communications research

Leggette, Holli R. & Tobin Redwine (2016). Using Q methodology in agricultural communications research: A philosophical study. Journal of Applied Communications, 100(3), 57-67. (Open Access: Abstract: Communication rests on human experience and the uniqueness of subjectivity. Varying research methods and designs measure subjectivity, but few measure subjectivity using rigorous statistical analysis. Q methodology offers… Read More

Q Bibliography: Michelle et al. on the transformation of cinematic desire and the Hobbit film trilogy

Michelle, Carolyn, Charles H. Davis, Ann L. Hardy, & Craig Hight (2017, December). Fans, blockbusterisation, and the transformation of cinematic desire: Global receptions of the Hobbit film trilogy. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 350 pp. €93.59 cloth (ISBN: 978-1-137-59615-4), €74.96 ebook (ISBN: 978-1-137-59616-1). (Purchasing information available at This book explores the evolution of audience receptions of… Read More

Q Bibliography: Moate et al. on helpfulness of teachers in didactic counseling courses

Moate, Randall M., Jane A. Cox, Steven R. Brown, & Erin M. West (2017, December). Perceptions of helpfulness of teachers in didactic courses. Counselor Education & Supervision, 56, 242-258. (doi: 10.1002/ceas.12083) Abstract: Thirty-five novice counselors completed a Q sort that assessed their perceptions of what was most helpful about teachers of didactic classes in their… Read More

Q Bibliography: Steenbakkers et al. on impact of sexual abuse on children in foster care

Steenbakkers, Anne, Ingunn T. Ellingsen, Steffie van der Steen, & Hans Grietens (forthcoming). Psychosocial needs of children in foster care and the impact of sexual abuse. Journal of Child and Family Studies, published online November 2017. (doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0970-7) (Open Access link: Abstract: Children in family foster care, especially those who have experienced sexual abuse,… Read More

Q Bibliography: Pirkkala on ending biodiversity loss in Finland as a wicked problem

Pirkkala, Sami (2017). Mikä tekee luonnon monimuotoisuuden köyhtymisen pysäyttämisestä Suomessa pirullisen ongelman? [What makes the ending of biodiversity loss in Finland a wicked problem?] Politiikka, 59(1), 33-50. [Finnish] Abstract:The paper approaches the loss of biological diversity in Finland as a wicked problem. Based on Rittel and Webber’s theory, it builds on a hypothesis that the… Read More

Q Bibliography: Hardy & Pearson on sustainable tourism

Hardy, Anne, & Leonie J. Pearson (2016, July). Determining sustainable tourism in regions. Sustainability, 8(7), art. 660. (Open Access, doi: 10.3390/su8070660) Abstract:The goal of achieving sustainable tourism is now a priority for many tourism planners. It has been suggested that stakeholder analysis is an essential step in determining sustainable tourism in regions, given its highly… Read More

Q Bibliography: Baker et al. on constructing Q samples (book chapter)

Baker, Rachel, Neil McHugh, & HelenMason (2017). Constructing statement sets for use in Q methodology studies. In Joanna Coast (Ed), Qualitative methods for health economics (pp. 163-174, Chap 9). London: Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd., 404 pp., ISBN: 9781783485628, £95.00 cloth, £32.95 paper. Summary: The various steps of a Q-methodology study are described, with special… Read More

Q Bibliography: Vela-Almeida et al. on mining discourses in Ecuador

Vela-Almeida, Diana, Vijay Kolinjivadi, & Nicholás Kosoy (2018, January). The building of mining discourses and the politics of scale in Ecuador. World Development, 103, 188-198. ( Abstract: In questioning the multiple positions of the stakeholders involved in the mining debate in Ecuador, this paper offers an analytical framework to uncover the ‘politics of scale’ of… Read More

Q Bibliography: Lógó & Petruska on engineering students’ product experiences

Lógó, Emma, & Ildikó Petruska (2014). An empirical study from industrial design engineering students’ product experiences with intelligent every day used product. Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, 11(1), 173-192. Abstract: This paper is investigating the latent factors affecting Industrial Design Engineer students’ everyday product use and analyse their product experiences. Different and distinct parts of product experience… Read More

Q Bibliography: Ho and Gross on acceptable and unacceptable parent discipline

Ho, Grace W. K., & Deborah A. Gross (2015). Pediatric nurses’ differentiations between acceptable and unacceptable parent discipline behaviors: A Q-study. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(3), 255-264. ( Abstract: Background: Nurses are mandated to report suspected cases of child maltreatment. However, it is unclear how nurses decide what constitutes child abuse or evidence for… Read More