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: Li, Petrini, & Stone on nursing students and peer tutoring

Li, Ting, Marcia Petrini, & Teresa Elizabeth Stone (2018, February). Baccalaureate nursing students’ perspectives of peer tutoring in simulation laboratory, A Q methodology study. Nurse Education Today, 61, 235-241. (doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.12.001) (Link: Abstract: Objectives: The study aim was to identify the perceived perspectives of baccalaureate nursing students toward the peer tutoring in the simulation… Read More

Q Bibliography: Sorensen & Jorgensen on clothing preferences of millennials

Sorensen, Katelyn, & Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen (2019, September). Millennial perceptions of fast fashion and second-hand clothing: An exploration of clothing preferences using Q methodology. Social Sciences, 8(9), art. 244 (13 pp.). (Open Access) (doi:10.3390/socsci8090244) (Link: Abstract: Millennials are becoming more conscientious of the products they buy, as well as the social and environmental implications… Read More

Q Bibliography: Man et al. on holistic management and systems thinking

Mann, Carolyn, John R. Parkins, Marney E. Isaac, & Kate Sherren (2019, August). Do practitioners of holistic management exhibit systems thinking? Ecology and Society 24(3), art. 19. (11 pp.) (Open Access) (doi: 10.5751/ES-11092-240319) (Link: (Link: Abstract: Holistic management (HM) is a decision-making framework, first developed in grazing systems, which combines intensive, rapid rotation… Read More

Q Bibliography: Baâdoudi et al. on preventive, patient-centered, and evidence-based oral healthcare

Baâdoudi, Fatiha, Job N.A. van Exel, Fatima M. Ali, Neal Maskrey, Geert J.M.G. van der Heijden, & Denise Duijster (2019). Perspectives of general dental practitioners on preventive, patient-centred, and evidence-based oral healthcare—A Q-methodology study. PLoS ONE, 14(8), e0219931. (Open Access) (Link: journal.pone.0219931) Abstract: Objective: In the last 30 years, innovations in oral healthcare (OHC),… Read More

Q Bibliography: Kafait, Arentsen, & Lovett on power sector reform in Pakistan

Ullah, Kafait, Maarten J. Arentsen, & Jon C. Lovett (2017). Institutional determinants of power sector reform in Pakistan. Energy Policy, 102, 332-339. (Link: Abstract: The electricity supply sector in Pakistan has performed poorly in recent years. Reforms were introduced in the mid-1990s to improve the sector, but progressed slowly with no significant impacts on… Read More

Q Bibliography: Nurhas, Geisler, & Pawlowski on design science research

Nurhas, Irawan, Stefan Geisler, & Jan M. Pawlowski (2019, August 14). Why should the Q-method be integrated into the design science research? A systematic mapping study. Presented at the Tenth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS2019), Nokia, Finland. 18 pp. (Link: (Link: Abstract: The Q-method has been utilized over time in various areas,… Read More

Q Bibliography: Wulff on prototypes of faith

Wulff, David M. (2019, in press). Prototypes of faith: Findings with the Faith Q‐Sort. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. (ePub in advance of print) (Link: Abstract: Defining religion and finding ways to assess it in individual lives has long challenged psychologists of religion. At first, open‐ended questionnaires were used, but with the… Read More

Q Bibliography: Brown on subjectivity in the human sciences

Brown, Steven R. (in press). Subjectivity in the human sciences. Psychological Record. Abstract: Subjectivity is ubiquitous and implies perspectives that range in scope from the intrapersonal (as in individual musings and daydreams) to the intercultural (as in communication between and among identities) and in sophistication from the inchoate babblings of infants to the theoretical pronouncements… Read More

Q Bibliography: Stoeckli et al. on affordances of chatbots between social and traditional enterprise systems

Stoeckli, Emanuel, Christian Dremel, Falk Uebernickel, & Walter Brenner (in press, 2019). How affordances of chatbots cross the chasm between social and traditional enterprise systems. Electronic Markets. (ePub in advance of print) (Link: Abstract: Digital and agile companies widely use chatbots in the form of integrations into enterprise messengers such as Slack and Microsoft… Read More

Q Bibliography: Fleming & Kydd on Scottish nursing homes

Fleming, Anne, & Angela Kydd (2018). What makes a nursing home homely? A Scottish based study, using Q methodology of the perceptions of staff, residents and significant others. Journal of Research in Nursing, 23(2-3), 141-158. (Link: Abstract: Background: A ‘homely’ nursing or care home is of international interest and comes from a wide variety… Read More