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: Mitiku et al. on administrative leadership in the Ethiopian civil service

Mitiku, Adare Assefa, Annie Hondeghem, & Steve Troupin (2017, July). Administrative leadership: Understanding the preferred leadership roles of the Ethiopian civil service managers. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 8(3), 366-394. (doi: 10.1108/AJEMS-06-2016-0093) (Link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/AJEMS-06-2016-0093) Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the leadership roles the Ethiopian civil service managers preferably… Read More

Q Bibliography: Grimshaw et al. on whole system relationships in an extra care community

Grimshaw, Paul, Linda McGowan, & Elaine McNichol (2017, May). An extra care community’s perceived priorities for ‘whole system’ relationships: A Q-methodological study. Health & Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 1169-1180. (doi: 10.1111/hsc.12417) Abstract: Health and social care settings worldwide need to sustainably improve the quality of relationships across communities or ‘whole systems’. This research… Read More

Q Bibliography: Fokkema et al. on effects of innovations in postgraduate medical education

Fokkema, Joanne P.I., Fedde Scheele, Michiel Westerman, Job van Exel, Albert J.J.A. Scherpbier, Cees P.M. van der Vleuten, P. Joep DoÅNrr, & Pim W. Teunissen (2014). Perceived effects of innovations in postgraduate medical education: A Q study focusing on workplace-based assessment. Academic Medicine, 89(9), 1259-1266. (doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000394) Abstract: Purpose: Anticipating users’ perceptions of the effects… Read More

Q Bibliography: Olazabal & Pascual on urban low-carbon transitions

Olazabal, Marta, & Unai Pascual (2015). Urban low-carbon transitions: cognitive barriers and opportunities. Journal of Cleaner Production, 109, 336-346. Abstract: This paper addresses the importance of the cognitive dimension in urban sustainability transition policy practice. Many and diverse actors with contrasting interests interact in urban sustainability transitions. Their perceptions and values impact the potential uptake… Read More

Q Bibliography: Riggs et al. on students perspectives toward media access and use

Riggs, Angel, Diane Montgomery, & Cindy Blackwell (2017, January). Exploring perspectives of students studying communication toward media access and use: A Q methodological study. Journal of Applied Communications, 101(1, art. 7), 69-84. (doi: 10.4148/1051-0834.1015) Abstract: This study sought to help communication educators better understand young news consumers who have grown up among a plethora of… Read More

Q Bibliography: Daniels & Kassam on personal goals and internal medicine subspecialty match

Daniels, Vijay J., & Narmin Kassam (2013). Impact of personal goals on the internal medicine R4 subspecialty match: A Q methodology study. BMC Medical Education, 13(171). (open access) (Link: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/13/171) Abstract: Background: There has been a decline in interest in general internal medicine that has resulted in a discrepancy between internal medicine residents’ choice in… Read More

Q Bibliography: Iofrida et al. on sustainability of Mediterranean olive production

Iofrida, Nathalie, Anna Irene De Luca, Giovanni Gulisano, & Alfio Strano (2018, May). An application of Q-methodology to Mediterranean olive production––Stakeholders’ understanding of sustainability issues. Agricultural Systems, 162, 46-55. Abstract: Olive growing is one of the most significant sources of income for agricultural areas in the Mediterranean basin, and a characteristic element from environmental and… Read More

Q Bibliography: Waterval et al. on medical crossborder curriculum partnerships

Waterval, Dominique G. J., Janneke M. Frambach, Erik W. Driessen, Arno Muijtjens, & Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier (2018, February). Connected, attracted, and concerned: A Q study on medical crossborder curriculum partnerships. Medical Teacher, ePub before print. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1431618) (Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2018.1431618) Abstract: Introduction: A new form of internationalization has been trending upward in the medical… Read More

Q Bibliography: Mason et al. on Q and surveys to measure support for life-extending treatments

Mason, Helen, Marissa Collins, Neil McHugh, Jon Godwin, Job Van Exel, Cam Donaldson, Rachel Baker (in press). Is “end of life” a special case? Connecting Q with survey methods to measure societal support for views on the value of life‐extending treatments. Health Economics, ePub before print. Abstract: Preference elicitation studies reporting societal views on the… Read More

Q Bibliography: Ahmed et al. on informed choice about antenatal screening

Ahmed, Shenaz, Louise D. Bryant , Zahra Tizro, & Darren Shickle (2014). Is advice incompatible with autonomous informed choice? Women’s perceptions of advice in the context of antenatal screening: A qualitative study. Health Expectations, 17, 555-564. Abstract: Background: Patient autonomy in antenatal screening is a high priority for policy developers in many countries. Objective: This… Read More