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: Kopytko & Pruneddu on barriers to crop rotation in Ukraine

Kopytko, Natalie & Alessio Pruneddu (in press). Triple-win strategy? Why is not everyone doing it? A participant-driven research method to reveal barriers to crop rotation in Ukraine. Climatic Change. (ePublication in advance of print) (doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2229-8) Abstract: The agri-food sector must adapt to changes in climate variability, while also helping to mitigate climate change. Measures… Read More

Q Bibliography: Schall et al. on agricultural best management practices and environmental change

Schall, Daniel, David Lansing, Paul Leisnham, Adel Shirmohammadi, Hubert Montas, & Tom Hutson (2018). Understanding stakeholder perspectives on agricultural best management practices and environmental change in the Chesapeake Bay: A Q methodology study. Journal of Rural Studies, 60, 21-31. (Link: Abstract: This paper examines differences in environmental attitudes and awareness among stakeholders involved in… Read More

Q Bibliography: Spithoven on the fear of crime

· Spithoven, Remco (2017). Keeping trouble at a safe distance: Unravelling the significance of ‘the fear of crime’. (Doctoral thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.) The Hague, The Netherlands: Eleven International. ISBN 978-94-6236-783-8, E-book ISBN 978-94-6274-754-8. Overview: The fear of crime is generally recognized as a social problem around the world. Yet, research has so… Read More

Q Dissertation: Ash on mobile home preparedness for tornado hazards

Ash, Kevin D. (2015). Mobile home resident perspectives on preparedness, protective action, and evacuation for tornado hazards. Doctoral dissertation (Geography), University of South Carolina. (Link: Abstract: More than 1,000 tornadoes strike the United States each year, and no population segment has been impacted to a greater degree than those who live in mobile homes.… Read More

Q Bibliography: Gallagher et al. on neonatologists’ attitudes toward preterm infants

Gallagher, Katie, Narendra Aladangady, & Neil Marlow (2016). The attitudes of neonatologists towards extremely preterm infants: A Q methodological study. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal Neonatal Edition, 101, F31–F36. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-308071) (Link: Abstract: Objectives: The attitudes and biases of doctors may affect decision making within Neonatal Intensive Care. We studied the attitudes of… Read More

Q Bibliography: Takshe et al. on aid effectiveness following the 2007 Nahr el Bared crisis (book chapter)

Takshe, Aseel, Irna van der Molen, & Jon C. Lovett (2015). Can international aid contribute to resilience? Perceptions of aid effectiveness following the 2007 Nahr el Bared crisis. In Irna van der Molen & Nora Stel (Eds.), Conflict and environment in North Lebanon: Vulnerability and resilience from a multi-disciplinary perspective (pp. 269-300, Chap 11). Enschede,… Read More

Q Bibliography: Jenkins & Jenkins on Oregon’s land use planning community

Jenkins, Jeffrey, & Michael W. Jenkins (2017). Managed migration of coast redwoods: Subjectivity of stakeholders in Oregon’s land use planning community. Environment and Natural Resources Research, 7(3). (ePub in advance of print) (doi:10.5539/enrr.v7n3p1) (Link: Abstract: The Earth’s climate is changing at a faster pace than the slow natural adjustment rates of most species to… Read More

Q Bibliography: Zobeidi et al. on Iranian farmers’ perceptions of climate change

Zobeidi, Tahereh, Masoud Yazdanpanah, Masoumeh Fourozani, & Bahman Khosravipour (2016). Typology of wheat and vegetable farmers’ perception towards climate change through of Q-methodology. Journal of Rural Research, 7(2), 374-391. (doi: 10.21859/jjr-07028) (Link to Persian version: (English version accessible:‘_Perception_Towards_Climate_Change_Through_of_Q-Methodology) Abstract: Climate change and global warming are serious challenges in the 21st century with significant… Read More

Q Dissertation: Antony on life satisfaction among Roman Catholic secular clergy

Antony, Raju (2018). Life satisfaction typologies among Roman Catholic secular clergy: A Q methodological investigation. Doctoral dissertation (Counseling, Psychology, & Special Education), Duquesne University. (Link: Abstract: Life satisfaction typologies among Roman Catholic secular clergy were studied using a Q methodological design. Using Q-Assessor, a web-based tool for Q methodological studies, 33 priests sorted and… Read More

Q Bibliography: Roberts & Montgomery on agricultural educators’ perceptual identities

Roberts, Richie, & Diane Montgomery (2017). Using epistemological positions and orientations to instruction to explore school-based, agricultural educators’ perceptual identities: A Q-sort study. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(1), 151-171. (Link: Abstract: Mounting empirical evidence suggests the conflation of teachers’ instructional orientations and personal epistemological beliefs helps form the perceptual identity of educators. The current… Read More