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: Sherratt and Turner on the consequences of working in construction

Sherratt, Fred, & Michelle Turner (2018, August 1-3). Exploring the hidden social consequences of working in construction with Q methodology: Developing a study for Australia and the UK. In Tarcisio Abreu Saurin, Dayana Bastos Costa, Michael Behm, & Fidelis Emuse (Eds.), Coping with the complexity of safety, health, and wellbeing in construction (Conference Proceedings, Joint… Read More

Q Bibliography: Yang on introducing Q methodology

Yang, Yang (2016). A brief introduction to Q methodology. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 7(2), 42-53. (doi: 10.4018/IJAVET.2016040104) Abstract: Q methodology is a method to systematically study subjective matters such as thoughts and beliefs on any given topic. Q methodology can be used for both theory building and theory testing. The purpose… Read More

Q Bibliography: Baron et al. on teacher professional development at historic sites

Baron, Christine, Sherri Sklarwitz, Hyeyoung Bang, & Hanadi Shatara (2018, in press). Understanding what teachers gain from professional development at historic sites. Theory & Research in Social Education. (ePub in advance of print). (Link: Abstract: Despite decades of formal work with teachers, little is known about what they gain from professional development at and… Read More

Q Bibliography: Lundberg on teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism

Lundberg, Adrian (2018, in press): Teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism: Findings from Q method research. Current Issues in Language Planning. (ePub in advance of print). (doi: 10.1080/14664208.2018.1495373) (Link: Abstract: This study explores teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism and multilingual students in Swedish primary schools. The aim is to support a better-informed discussion about teachers’ decision-making in… Read More

Q Bibliography: Zabala et al. on understanding perspectives in conservation research

Zabala, Aiora, Chris Sandbrook, & Nibedita Mukherjee (in press, 2018). When and how to use Q methodology to understand perspectives in conservation research. Conservation Biology. (ePub in advance of print) (doi: 10.1111/cobi.13123) (Link: Abstract: Understanding human perspectives is critical in a range of conservation contexts, for example, in overcoming conflicts or developing projects that… Read More

Q Bibliography: Akhtar-Danesh on qfactor command in Stata

Akhtar-Danesh, Noori (2018). qfactor: A command for Q-methodology analysis. Stata Journal, 18(2), 432-446. Abstract: In this article, I introduce qfactor, a new command for Q-methodology analysis. Q-methodology is a combination of qualitative and quantitative techniques for studying subjectivity. Its quantitative component is based on a by-person factor analysis, usually followed by a factor-rotation technique Currently… Read More

Q Bibliography: Cousins on urban water governance

Cousins, Joshua J. (2017). Structuring hydrosocial relations in urban water governance. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107(5), 1144-1161. (doi: 10.1080/24694452.2017.1293501) (Link: Abstract: This article concentrates on how hydro-social relations are differentially structured across technical experts engaged within diverse and multiple networks of institutional and bureaucratic practice and the implications this has for… Read More

Q Bibliography: Tan et al. on tourist perspectives in creative tourism

· Tan, Siow-Kian, Siow-Hooi Tan, Ding-Bang Luh, & Shiann-Far Kung (2016). Understanding tourist perspectives in creative tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 19(10), 981-987. (doi: 10.1080/13683500.2015.1008427) (Link: · Abstract: This study explores the interactions of tourists with their surrounding socio-material factors at creative tourism sites in Taiwan. Creativity is generated through the interactions of tourists… Read More

Q Bibliography: Tan et al. on a taxonomy of creative tourists

Tan, Siow-Kian, Ding-Bang Luh, & Shiann-Far Kung (2014). A taxonomy of creative tourists in creative tourism. Tourism Management, 42, 248-259. (Link: Abstract: This study aims to characterize creative tourists and their perceptions of creative experiences at tourism sites. Creative tourists are active co-creators of their experiences; hence, they should be treated as a heterogeneous… Read More

Q Bibliography: Crossan et al. on leader character in organizations

Crossan, Mary M., Alyson Byrne, Gerard H. Seijts, Mark Reno, Lucas Monzani, & Jeffrey Gandz (2017, November). Toward a framework of leader character in organizations. Journal of Management Studies, 54(7), 986-1018. (doi: 10.1111/joms.12254) (Link: Abstract: While the construct of character is well grounded in philosophy, ethics, and more recently psychology, it lags in acceptance… Read More