October 8-10, 2009

St. Louis, Missouri

Diane Montgomery (Oklahoma State) presented a basic Q workshop on Thursday afternoon for students and interested professionals. Registrants could attend the half-day pre-conference workshop without registering for the entire ISSSS conference.

Dr. Montgomery’s presentation discussed basic Q concepts involved in creating Q sorts, and she discussed how to choose factors with factor analysis techniques generally employed by Q researchers. Her approach involved multi-media techniques and she effectively removed the mystery surrounding the selection of factors which provide insight into the questions posed by researchers.

The traditional conference opening reception was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday evening.

Friday morning featured a 25th anniversary panel discussing the history of the meeting from its beginnings at the School of Journalism, University of Missouri. Both Brenner and Rob Logan, host of the Bethseda conference, moderated the panel.

Friday night banquet keynoter was Don Brenner, retired Univ. of Missouri journalism professor, who was a faculty colleague of William Stephenson. Brenner served as the first president of ISSSS.

On Sunday morning, interested registrants could board a bus for a two-hour trip to Columbia, Mo. to visit the house of William Stephenson and family. Our host was Stephenson’s daughter, Mariel, who also attended the conference along with other family members.

Thursday – October 8th, 2009

1:00ISSSS Conference Welcome
1:15-2:30Q Methodology Workshop
Presiding – Dr. Diane Montgomery, Oklahoma State University
2:30-2:45Q Workshop Refreshments
2:35-4:00Q Workshop continues
4:30-5:30Meet members of the Operant Subjectivity Team
6:00-8:00ISSSS Conference Reception
w/Cash Bar

Friday – October 9th, 2009

9:00-9:15ISSSS Conference Welcome/Announcements
9:15-10:30ISSSS History Plenary: “ISSSS’ Origins & Aspirations”
10:45-12:15Concurrent Sessions
 Session 1ASession 1B
 International Communication Perspectives
Chair: John Carr
Health & Nutrition Perpectives
Chair: Noori Akhtar-Danesh
 A Q-Methodological Study of Quality Communication In Organizational Leadership


John Carr
University of Technology, Sydney, AU 

A Review of the Use of Q-Methodology in Health Research


Noori Akhtar & Andrea Bauman
McMaster University, CA 

 A Study on Adopting Factors of IPTV Users: Live Channels and VOC Uses


Hung Kyu Kim & Young Phil Yoon
Hankuk University, KOR 

The Type of Hope Among Korean Elderly


Keum-Sook Kim
Eulji University, KOR 

 The Virtuous Communicator: Quality Communication and Character Strength and Values


John Carr
University of Technology, Sydney, AU 

Evaluation of an Online Community of Practice for Street and Outreach Nurses


Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Ruta Valaitis, Dyanne Semogas & Sally Binks
McMaster University, CA, with Fiona Brooks, University of Hertfordshire, UK 

 The Impact of Visual Images on non-U.S. Citizen’ Attitudes about the United States


Olga Zatepilina & Dennis F. Kinsey
Syracuse University 

Graduate Nutrition Students Beliefs about Childhood Obesity


Norma DeVault

12:15-1:30Enjoy Local St. Louis Luncheon Cuisine
1:30-3:00Concurrent Sessions
 Session 2ASession 2B
 College Student Perspectives
Chair: April Nauman
Public Policy Perspectives
Chair: Stephen Jeffares
 Satisfaction of Employers for Agricultural Graduates: Perspectives for the Future


Virginia Gravina
University of Uruguay 

Interpreting a Rural Quality of Life with Q Methodology


Stephen Jeffares, Annie Austin, Corrine Williams, and Sarah Griffith

 We’re All on Differnet Pages: Multiple Perspectives of What Makes Writing ‘Good’ and Implications for Writing Instructions


April Nauman & Terry Stirling 1, and Arlene Borthwick 2
Northeastern Ill. Univ 1 and National-Louis Univ 2

The Effect of Local Climate Change Impact Information on Attitudes about Climate Change Policy


Marsha Walton & John Gowdy

 An Exploration of the Subjective Understanding of the Purpose of a College Education


Larry Bass1 & Dan Thomas2
Valparaiso University1, Wartburg College,2

Collaborative Planning, Action Research, and Public Policy Decision-Making


Perry D. Gross

 Perceptions of Successful College Students Toward Achievment Motivation Experiences


Angela Watson
Oklahoma State University 

Q Methodology to Measure Learning in a Stakeholder Dialogue on Bio-Energy in the Netherlands


Eefje Cuppen

3:00-3:15Conference Refreshments
3:15-4:45Concurrent Sessions
 Session 3ASession 3B
 International Perspectives
Chair: Hung Kyu Kim
Family Perspectives
Chair: Susan Corr
 Relationships Between General Attitudes toward PSAs and Attitudes toward National Issue Advertisements


Hung Kyu Kim & Wonjoo Choi

A Q Methodology Study to Establish Parents’ Views of Family Support Interventions


Susan Corr
Oklahoma State University, United States 

 Why People Participate in Festivals


Hung Kyu Kim & Se Jung Oh

Working with Young Children of Divorce – Daycare Staffs’ Subjective Experiences


Klara Overland

 Comparing the Comparisons: Unique v. Identical Q Samples in Cross-National Research


Bedriye Aysuda Koleme

Perceptions of Need and Family Functioning


J. William Hitchcock & Diane Montgomery

 The Psychological Factors of Roh Moo-Hyun Syndrome


Hung Kyu Kim & Se Jung Oh

6:30-9:30ISSSS Awards Buffet w/cash bar
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Donal Brenner, professor emeritus, The Missouri School of Journalism

Saturday – October 10th, 2009

9:00-10:30Concurrent Sessions
 Session 4ASession 4B
 Q Perspectives
Chair: James M. Good
Faith Based Perspectives
Chair: John D. Hathcoat
 William Stephenson’s Self-Psychology and the Centrality of the Single Case


James M. Good

Exploring the Meaning of Pastoral Counseling


Wairimu W. Mutai

 The Quantization of Subjectivity


Steven R. Brown & James C. Rhoades, Jr.

Perceptions of Adults Attending Church toward Place and Sense of Community


Sheri Worth

 Lucy, the Barracuda, and the MS Patient: Exploring Alternative Ego-States in a Single Case


Dan B. Thomas

Something Old, Something New: The Faith Q Sort


David M. Wulff

 Subjectivity and Meaning


Amanda Wolfe

Answering the Challenge of Measuring Personal Epistemology: A Q Method Approach


John D. Hathcoat & Diane Montgomery

10:30-10:45Conference Refreshments
10:45-12:15Concurrent Sessions
 Session 5ASession 5B
 Motivational Perspectives
Chair: Mary Waters
Methodological Perspectives
Chair: Susan Ramlo
 Parental Ethnotheories of the Immigrant Parents from India


Aesha John

The Q Sort from Hell: Troublesome Data Processing Issues


Roland Arter

 Perceptions of School Counselors toward Their Roles as Social Justice Educators and Advocates: A Q Method


Mary Waters & Diane Montgomery

Q Methodology: A Preexisting Paradigm in a New Age of Mixed Research Methods


Susan Ramlo & Isadore Newman

 The Meaning of Motivation for At-Risk Youth


Amy Barnett & John Randall Barnett

My First Q Study Investigating Student Views about the Use of Instructional Technology and Lessons


John Nichols

 Motivational Styles of Drug Court Participants


Johnny Kirk

Fantasies and Foundations of Partnership: Applications of the Q Metholodgy Approach


Stephen Jeffares

12:15-1:30ISSSS Business Meeting w/box lunch
ISSSS President Noori Akhtar-Danesh, presiding
1:30-3:15Concurrent Sessions
 Session 6ASession 6B
 Environmental Perspectives
Chair: Garrett Hutson
Political Science Perspectives
Chair: Dan B. Thomas
 Percepstions of Forest Recreationists toward Nature Settings


Garrett Hutson & Diane Montgomery

What Were They Thinking? Investigating Voter Intentions & Interpretations of the Obama Victory in ’08


Dan B. Thomas & Larry Bass

 Perceptions of Risks and Benefits of an Outdoor Adventure Experience


Witney Ward

Not So Black and White: Using Q Method Analysis to Determine the Perceptions of Race in Memphis, TN


Katherine Mae Wiederhold

 Views on Grizzly Bear Management in the Banff-Bow Valley: A Before and After Study


Jutta Kolhi & Murray B. Rutherford

3:15-3:30Conference Refreshments
3:30-4:45Concurrent Sessions
 Session 7ASession 7B
 Media Perspectives
Chair: Michael Stricklin
Teaching Perspectives
Chair: Joseph A. Meloche
 Rush Limbaugh: A Study of Political Communication


Justin Erickson, Abhay Nadipuram, & Dan B. Thomas

The Chemistry of Innovation: Using Q to Enhance Innovation Efforts in Academic Chemistry


Angela Shartrand & Ricardo Gomez

 Patterns of Negative Expectations of Mass Media in a Municipal Election Campaign


Michael Stricklin, Gustavo Fortes Said, Antonio Ricardo Almeida, & L. Woods Stricklin

A Q Method Study on What Is Important for Collaborative Practices in School Classrooms


Joseph Meloche & Naoto Ogawa

 Politically Correcting theMedia: Examining the Assessment of the New Yorker’s Obama Cartoon


Jason Zenor

In-Service Science Teachers Views About Learning Physics


Susan Ramlo & John Nicholas

  Perceptions of Self-Efficacy Agricultural Education Student Teachers Have toward Teaching


Sheyenne Krysher