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: Ha on the status of the nursing profession in South Korea

Ha, Eun-Ho (2017, January). How clinical nurses in South Korea perceive the status of the nursing profession: A Q-methodological approach. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 23(2), e12516. (doi: 10.1111/ijn.12516) (Link: Abstract: Professional self-image among nurses is shaped by subjective perceptions, feelings, and tacit views. A perceived positive status reflects and influences the nurse’s self-esteem,… Read More

Q Bibliography: Hunter on cultural tourism in Taiwan

Hunter, William Cannon (2020, May). Syncretism and indigenous cultural tourism in Taiwan. Annals of Tourism Research, 82, art. 102919. (Link: Abstract: Residents in Indigenous Paiwan and Rukai communities in South Taiwan struggle over control of cultural resources for tourism. A history of Sinicization, government control and religious-colonial syncretism have divided subjectivities toward the public… Read More

Q Bibliography: Moalusi on qualitative research in organizational studies

Moalusi, Kgope (2020). Numbers conceal the intricacies in categorising qualitative research in organisational studies: What lies beneath the surface? SA Journal of Industrial Psychology/SA Tydskrif vir Bedryfsielkunde, 46, art. 1692. 12 pp. (Link: (Open Access: Abstract: Orientation: The characterisation of research as qualitative because it does not use statistics is expedient but tends… Read More

Q Bibliography: Moseya et al. on Q methodology in the South African health sciences

Moseya, Ntsandeni, Solomon Mashegoane, Saraswathie Govender, & Malose Makhubela (2020). Consciring subjects: Q methodology described. Health SA Gesondheid: Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 25, art. 1163. 7 pp. (Link: (Open Access: Abstract: Background: Despite the availability of Q methodology as a qualitative research alternative that seemingly circumvents the limits of standard qualitative methods… Read More

Q Bibliography: Venus et al. on hydropower across Europe

Venus, Terese E., Mandy Hinzmann, Tor Haakon Bakken, Holger Gerdes, Francisco Nunes Godinho, Bendik Hansen, Antonio Pinheiro,& Johannes Sauer (2020, May). The public’s perception of run-of-the-river hydropower across Europe. Energy Policy, 140, art. 111422. 11 pp. (Link: (Access: Abstract: A large share of future European hydropower projects will be run-of-the-river schemes. To understand… Read More

Q Bibliography: Ladan, Wharrad, & Windle on technologies in clinical healthcare practice

Ladan, Muhammad Awwal, Heather Wharrad, & Richard Windle (2018, January). Towards understanding healthcare professionals’ adoption and use of technologies in clinical practice: Using Q-methodology and models of technology acceptance. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics, 25(1), 27-37. (doi: 10.14236/jhi.v25i1.965) (Link: (Open Access: Abstract: Background: Globally, technologies have been recognised to improve productivity across… Read More

Q Bibliography: O’Donovan & Smith on human capabilities in makerspaces

O’Donovan, Cian, & Adrian Smith (2020). Technology and human capabilities in UK makerspaces. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 21(1), 63-83. (doi: 10.1080/19452829.2019.1704706) (Link: (Open Access: Abstract: The relationship between technology and human capabilities is an ambivalent one. The same technology can expand capabilities for some users under certain circumstances, whilst diminishing capabilities… Read More

Q Bibliography: Lim on biofuel policy

Chansu Lim (2015). [Analysis of stakeholder perspectives for biofuel policy using Q-methodology in Korea]. New & Renewable Energy, 11(1), 36-48. [Korean] (doi: (Link: Abstract: Biofuel has brought out a lot of controversy, whether the biofuel has a role of diversifying energy source and possibly reducing green-house gas or has been a cause of… Read More

Q Bibliography: Peenstra & Silvius on suppliers and sustainability in projects

Peenstra, Rutger, & Gilbert Silvius (2017). Enablers for the considering perspective sustainability of the supplier in projects; the perspective of the supplier. Procedia Computer Science, 121, 55-62. (doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.11.009) (Link: (Access: Abstract: Companies are integrating sustainability in their strategies, processes and actions. In the implementation of strategies, projects play an essential role. However,… Read More

Q Bibliography: Cotton & Stevens on climate change adaptation

Cotton, Matthew, & Emma Stevens (2019). Mapping discourses of climate change adaptation in the United Kingdom. Weather, Climate, and Society, 11, 17-32. (doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0024.1) (Access: Abstract: The concept of adaptation is becoming part of mainstream public discourse on climate change. Yet the diversity, complexity, and novelty of the adaptation concept itself leads to interpretive… Read More