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: Stoudman et al. on narratives and strategies of Madagascar farmers

Stoudmann, Natasha, Patrick Waeber, Ihoby H. Randriamalala, & Claude A. Garcia(2017, September). Perception of change: Narratives and strategies of farmers in Madagascar. Journal of Rural Studies, 56, 76-86. (doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.09.001) (accessible: Abstract: Highlights • Reactive adaptation measures are largely adopted as opposed to proactive ones. • The great majority of changes affecting farmers are… Read More

Q Bibliography: Mayett-Moreno et al. on farmers’ perceptions about forest management for ecotourism

Mayett-Moreno, Yésica, Liz Farleidy Villarraga-Flórez, & Sandra Rodríguez-Piñeros (2017). Young farmers’ perceptions about forest management for ecotourism as an alternative for development, in Puebla, Mexico. Sustainability, 9, 1134. (doi: 10.3390/su9071134) (free access: Abstract: The incorporation of young farmers’ perceptions about ecotourism is important for decision-making. This was an exploratory and descriptive research project aimed… Read More

Q Bibliography: Walden & Kantelhardt on the environmental behavior of farmers

Walder, Peter & Jochen Kantelhardt (2018, January). The environmental behaviour of farmers – Capturing the diversity of perspectives with a Q methodological approach. Ecological Economics, 143, 55-63. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.06.018) (accessible: Abstract:The aim of this investigation is to understand more deeply farmers’ attitudes and behaviour towards multifunctional agricultural ecosystems and sustainable production. By discovering and… Read More

Q Bibliography: Wijngaarden on tourists’ agency and the circle of representation in Maasai imagery

Wijngaarden, Vanessa (2016, September). Tourists’ agency versus the circle of representation. Annals of Tourism Research, 60, 139-153. Abstract: Tourism studies scholars have criticized but not overcome the passivity inherent in analyses of the reproduction of stereotypes in tourism encounters. Problematizing the category of viewers, I open the black box of the circle of representation as… Read More

Q Bibliography: Wijngaarden on ethnography in tourism research

Wijngaarden, Vanessa (2017). Q method and ethnography in tourism research: Enhancing insights, comparability and reflexivity. Current Issues in Tourism, 20(8), 869-882. (doi: 10.1080/13683500.2016.1170771) (available: (previously listed as online) Abstract: Whereas other writers have recently presented Q method as an option for use in combination with traditional surveys, I employed the mind-mapping technique within a… Read More

Q Bibliography: Midgley and Delprato on the scientific status of subjectivity in Stephenson’s naturalism

Midgley, Bryan D. & Dennis J. Delprato (in press). Stephenson’s subjectivity as naturalistic and understood from a scientific perspective. Psychological Record. 10 pp. (doi: 10.1007/s40732-017-0258-8) (Readable at: Abstract: This article is based on the radical idea that subjectivity is open to scientific understanding in the same fundamental manner in which we understand any other… Read More

Q Bibliography: Moree on comparing Q-sort survey with R-sample survey

Moree, Wim (2017, August). Q-methodology explained by comparing Q-sort survey with conventional R-sample survey and relating factor analysis described. Civil Engineering Research Journal, 1(2), 1-5. (Accessible: Abstract: By applying Q-methodology, subjective opinions and reflections, measured by means of Q-sort survey can systematically be analyzed. This contrary to the use of conventional R-sample survey which… Read More

Q Bibliography: Liston on the representation process

Liston, Vanessa (2016, April). A case for a deliberative link in the representation process: From congruence to resonance. Representation, 52(4), 325-339. ( Abstract:This paper proposes a deliberative link in the representation cycle. The deliberative link supports the articulation of social discourses; preferences transformation and the expression of citizens’ judgemental agency. To outline the case, I… Read More

Q Bibliography: Liston et al. on democratic theory and internet technologies

Liston, Vanessa, Clodagh Harris, & Mark O’Toole (2013). Bridging normative democratic theory and internet technologies: A proposal for scaling citizen policy deliberations. Policy & Internet 5(4), 462-485. (doi: 10.1002/1944-2866.POI349) (Available: Abstract: This article presents an experimental model for citizen deliberation that bridges the gap between developments in normative deliberative theory, and online participation and… Read More

Q Bibliography: Alexandersen et al. on a practice model in nursing education

Alexandersen, Ingeborg, Trine Mathisen, & Sigrid Nakrem (2014, June). En ny praksismodell i sykepleierutdanningen for fremtidens behov? En Q-metodisk studie av erfaringer med samarbeidslæring i praksisstudiene [A new practice model in nursing education for the future? A Q-methodological study of experiences with collaborative learning in clinical studies]. Vård i Norden, 34(2), 4-9. [Norwegian] (doi: 10.1177/010740831403400202)… Read More