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: Watts on introducing Q methodology

Watts, Simon (2015). Develop a Q methodological study. Education for Primary Care,26(6), 435-437. (doi: 10.1080/14739879.2015.1101855) (Link: Abstract: This paper provides a brief introduction to Q methodology, a research technique which allows researchers to reveal the key subjective or ‘first-person’ viewpoints extant amongst a group of participants. Design and participant issues are considered and coverage… Read More

Q Bibliography: Moros et al. on payments for ecosystem services in Colombia

Moros, Lina, Esteve Corbera, María Alejandra Vélez, & Daniel Flechas (2019, in press). Pragmatic conservation: Discourses of payments for ecosystem services in Colombia. Geoforum. (ePub in advance of print) (Link: Abstract: Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes incentivise landowners to maintain, restore or enhance ecosystem services. Currently, there are more than 550 active PES… Read More

Q Bibliography: O’Connor, Knox, & Jenenova on bureaucrats, authoritarianism, and role conceptions

O’Connor, Karl, Colin Knox, & Saltanat Janenova (2019, November, in press). Bureaucrats, authoritarianism, and role conceptions. Review of Public Personnel Administration. (ePub in advance of print) (doi: 10.1177/0734371X19888009) Abstract: Governance literature in the developed world is rich with scholarship on the role conceptions of civil servants and how these guide their behavior in the attainment… Read More

Q Bibliography: Lu, Zheng, & Ren on learning English and Spanish in China Spanish language

Lu, Xiuchuan, Yongyan Zheng, & Wei Ren (2019). Aprendizaje simultáneo del inglés y el español en China: Una investigación basada en la Metodología-Q sobre la motivación [Simultaneous learning of English and Spanish in China: A Q-method study on motivation]. Revista Signos: Estudios de Lingüística, 52(100), 381-406. (doi: 10.4067/S0718-09342019000200381) (Open Access: English Abstract: The last… Read More

Q Bibliography: Brewer-Deluce et al. on course evaluations in anatomy

Brewer-Deluce, Danielle, Shanu Sharma, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Thomas Jackson, & Bruce Wainman (2019, April, in press). Beyond average information: How Q‐methodology enhances course evaluations in anatomy. Anatomical Sciences Education. 12 pp. (ePub in advance of print) (doi: 10.1002/ase.1885) (Link: Abstract: Course evaluations can be used for curriculum improvement and have the potential to better the… Read More

Q Bibliography: Ogle & Fanning on the Quasi-Q-Sorting innovation

Ogle, Alfred, & Stephen Fanning (2014). Quasi-Q-Sorting innovation: The use of tangible cues in sorting methodology. Journal of Hospitality Application & Research, 9(1), 69-80. (Accessible: Abstract: Q-sort is a qualitative research method that is gaining popularity outside of its traditional psychology and social sciences areas. The Quasi-Q-sort is a derivative of the Q-sort that… Read More

Q Bibliography: Alghamdi & Ernest on Saudi teachers and developmentally appropriate practices

Alghamdi, Ahlam A., & James M. Ernest (2019, December). Teachers’ beliefs about developmentally appropriate practices in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 13, art. 8. 16 pp. (Link: (Open Access: Abstract: Since the first release of NAEYC’s guidelines, DAP has received a lot of attention from childhood professionals in… Read More

Q Bibliography: Galekop et al. on palliative care and patient-centered care

Galekop, Milanne M. J., Hanna M. van Dijk, Job van Exel, & Jane M. Cramm (2019, November). Views of professionals and volunteers in palliative care on patient-centred care: A Q-methodology study in the Netherlands. BMC Palliative Care, 18(1), art. 97. 9 pp. (Open Access) (doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0479-5) (Link: Abstract: Background: Patients with palliative care needs,… Read More

Q Bibliography: McHugh et al. on professional and community viewpoints on health in low-income communities (previously listed as in press)

McHugh, Neil, Rachel Baker, Olga Biosca, Fatma Ibrahim, & Cam Donaldson (2019, December). Who knows best? A Q methodology study to explore perspectives of professional stakeholders and community participants on health in low-income communities. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), art. 35. 13 pp. (Open Access) (doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-3884-9) (Link: ( Abstract: Background: Health inequalities in… Read More

Q Bibliography: Van de Grift, Cuppen, & Spruit on how Dutch community engagement professionals view their work

Van de Grift, Elisabeth, Eefje Cuppen, & Shannon Spruit (2020, in press). Co-creation, control or compliance? How Dutch community engagement professionals view their work. Energy Research & Social Science, 60. (doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101323) Abstract: Most literature on community engagement (CE) focuses on why and how local communities respond to energy projects or technologies. There has been… Read More