October 7-9, 2010

Akron, Ohio

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Thursday – October 7th, 2009

Noon Conference Registration Begins
Three Rivers Registration Room
Noon Conference Registration Begins
Three Rivers Registration Room
1:00 ISSSS Conference Welcome/Announcements/Workshop
1:00 ISSSS Conference Welcome/Announcements/Workshop
1:15-2:30 Introduction to Q Methodology Workshop
Presiding – Dr. Jim Rhoads, Westminster College
Enter your conference paper for the first Don Brenner Best Paper Award by dropping a hardcopy of your paper off at the registration desk.
1:15-2:30 Introduction to Q Methodology Workshop
Presiding – Dr. Jim Rhoads, Westminster College
Enter your conference paper for the first Don Brenner Best Paper Award by dropping a hardcopy of your paper off at the registration desk.
2:30-2:45 Q Workshop Refreshments
2:30-2:45 Q Workshop Refreshments
2:45-4:00 Q Workshop continues
2:45-4:00 Q Workshop continues
4:30-5:30 Panel of Experts: Q list-serve goes LIVE
Susan Ramlo, Steve Brown, James Rhoads, Wendy Stainton-Rogers, Dan Thomas, TBD
4:30-5:30 Panel of Experts: Q list-serve goes LIVE
Susan Ramlo, Steve Brown, James Rhoads, Wendy Stainton-Rogers, Dan Thomas, TBD
6:00-8:00 ISSSS Conference Welcome Reception with the Dean of Summit College at the University of Akron, Stan Silverman.
w/Cash Bar
6:00-8:00 ISSSS Conference Welcome Reception with the Dean of Summit College at the University of Akron, Stan Silverman.
w/Cash Bar

Friday – October 8th, 2009

9:15-10:30 Concurrent Sessions
9:15-10:30 Concurrent Sessions
Session 1A – Panels – (Workshop, Stephenson)
Chair:Susan Ramlo                 (Read abstracts)
Session 1A – Panels – (Workshop, Stephenson)
Chair:Susan Ramlo                 (Read abstracts)
Panel discussion on William Stephenson in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the letter to Nature
Susan Ramlo, Steve Brown, James Good, Dan Thomas, TBD
Panel discussion on William Stephenson in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the letter to Nature
Susan Ramlo, Steve Brown, James Good, Dan Thomas, TBD
Panel discussion on a Q study performed as part of a graduate level summer workshop
Susan Ramlo, Roland Arter, Linda Collins, Lori Kraft, Michelle Miller, Janet Thompson, Lori Vargo, Kathryn Vuchak
Panel discussion on a Q study performed as part of a graduate level summer workshop
Susan Ramlo, Roland Arter, Linda Collins, Lori Kraft, Michelle Miller, Janet Thompson, Lori Vargo, Kathryn Vuchak
Session 1B – Methodological considerations
Chair:Arlene Arstad                 (Read abstracts)
The transformation from words to pictures in a Q study: what may be gained, what may be lost in the process?
Arlene Arstad Thorsen, Ingunn Storksen
The transformation from words to pictures in a Q study: what may be gained, what may be lost in the process?
Arlene Arstad Thorsen, Ingunn Storksen
Test-taker reactions to personality measurement via Q-sort vs. Likert: Advantage, Q-sort!
Chris D. Fluckinger & Andrea F. Snell
Test-taker reactions to personality measurement via Q-sort vs. Likert: Advantage, Q-sort!
Chris D. Fluckinger & Andrea F. Snell
Assumptions on Nature, Nurture, and Development: Kantor and Stephenson Conjoined 
Bryan D. Midgley
Assumptions on Nature, Nurture, and Development: Kantor and Stephenson Conjoined 
Bryan D. Midgley
10:45-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
10:45-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
Session 2A – Aesthetics / beauty
Chair:Hung Kyu Kim                 (Read abstracts)
Using factor system four: Generalization and implication
Christian Kobbernagel
Using factor system four: Generalization and implication
Christian Kobbernagel
An Attitudinal Study toward Public Design:Relationship between its aesthetics and functionality
Hung Kyu Kim, Ph.D., Se Jung Oh2A-2
An Attitudinal Study toward Public Design:Relationship between its aesthetics and functionality
Hung Kyu Kim, Ph.D., Se Jung Oh2A-2
A Study on the Subjective Typology of Stereoscopic Presence 
Hung Kyu Kim, Ph.D., Yong Phil Yoon
A Study on the Subjective Typology of Stereoscopic Presence 
Hung Kyu Kim, Ph.D., Yong Phil Yoon
Q-sorting the Beautiful Face
Sarmen V. Sarkissian, Susan Xu, PhD., Mel Spira, DDS, MD, BS Jason R. Bailey, MD
Q-sorting the Beautiful Face
Sarmen V. Sarkissian, Susan Xu, PhD., Mel Spira, DDS, MD, BS Jason R. Bailey, MD
Session 2B – Perspectives on healthcare & reforms
Chair:Judith Sylvester                 (Read abstracts)
Public Attitutes Toward Health Care Reform
Judith Sylvester
Public Attitutes Toward Health Care Reform
Judith Sylvester
Community engagement in health care: Developing a framework to facilitate involvement of community members in hospital system planning
Heather Pullen
Community engagement in health care: Developing a framework to facilitate involvement of community members in hospital system planning
Heather Pullen
A Needs Assessment for Caregivers of Aging Adults: A Pilot Study using Q Methodology
Susan Ramlo, Kari Berit
A Needs Assessment for Caregivers of Aging Adults: A Pilot Study using Q Methodology
Susan Ramlo, Kari Berit
12:15-1:30 Lunch
12:15-1:30 Lunch
Posters
Chair:                 (Read abstracts)
1:30-9:30 Introduction of new software programs to meet Q scholars
Byung Lee
1:30-9:30 Introduction of new software programs to meet Q scholars
Byung Lee
Prototypes of Musical Engagement: The Wheaton Music Q-Sort
David M. Wulff
Prototypes of Musical Engagement: The Wheaton Music Q-Sort
David M. Wulff
Insights into preservice teachers’ views of their own learning
Jaclyn P. Gordon, Linda J. Collins
Insights into preservice teachers’ views of their own learning
Jaclyn P. Gordon, Linda J. Collins
Q Study on Administrator’s Views
Kathryn Vuchak
Q Study on Administrator’s Views
Kathryn Vuchak
Early Childhood Teachers’ Perceptions of Children’s Creative Leadership Characteristics
Lisa Weis and Diane Montgomery
Early Childhood Teachers’ Perceptions of Children’s Creative Leadership Characteristics
Lisa Weis and Diane Montgomery
The Impact of Service-Learning on Student Motivational Factors Using Q Methodology
Janet Thompson and Lori Kraft
The Impact of Service-Learning on Student Motivational Factors Using Q Methodology
Janet Thompson and Lori Kraft
eLF Perspectives on an Online Course
Lori Vargo, MS, Linda Collins, Ph. D, ,Lisa Lenhart, Ph. D.
eLF Perspectives on an Online Course
Lori Vargo, MS, Linda Collins, Ph. D, ,Lisa Lenhart, Ph. D.
Comparing the differences between iranian discourses about barriers to coordination in government
Tayebeh Nikraftar
Comparing the differences between iranian discourses about barriers to coordination in government
Tayebeh Nikraftar
A Retrospective Search for Influences in Identity Development from Adolescence to Older Adulthood
Russell C. Hurd
A Retrospective Search for Influences in Identity Development from Adolescence to Older Adulthood
Russell C. Hurd
Comparison of results from analyses of Q sorts performed by different student groups in a graduate Q Methodology Workshop (a series of posters)  
Susan Ramlo, TBD
Comparison of results from analyses of Q sorts performed by different student groups in a graduate Q Methodology Workshop (a series of posters)  
Susan Ramlo, TBD
Views of Men Attending Counseling
Travis Warren Schermer
Views of Men Attending Counseling
Travis Warren Schermer
1:30-3:00 Concurrent Sessions
1:30-3:00 Concurrent Sessions
Session 3A – Politics – Perspectives about democratic issues
Chair:Dan Thomas                 (Read abstracts)
Youth Perspectives on Their Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Kenya
Christine Mwongeli Mutuku
Youth Perspectives on Their Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Kenya
Christine Mwongeli Mutuku
Obama and Me: The Political Subjectivity of Presidential Identity
Dan B. Thomas and Larry R. Baas
Obama and Me: The Political Subjectivity of Presidential Identity
Dan B. Thomas and Larry R. Baas
The Meanings of Democracy Among Civil Society Leaders in the Middle East: A Four-Year Longitudinal Q-Methodological Study (2007-2010)
Bruce W. Dayton, Dennis F. Kinsey
The Meanings of Democracy Among Civil Society Leaders in the Middle East: A Four-Year Longitudinal Q-Methodological Study (2007-2010)
Bruce W. Dayton, Dennis F. Kinsey
Subjectivity and the use of torture in the global war on terror
Tim Newman and Beckett Warren
Subjectivity and the use of torture in the global war on terror
Tim Newman and Beckett Warren
Session 3B – Mass media / Networking
Chair:Joseph A Meloche                 (Read abstracts)
A perspective on the subjective factors among the Smartphone users in Korea
Hung Kyu Kim, Ph.D., Se Jung Oh
A perspective on the subjective factors among the Smartphone users in Korea
Hung Kyu Kim, Ph.D., Se Jung Oh
Cross Cultural Study of Collaborative Information Seeking Activities in Web 2.0 and other Non-Traditional Environments
Dr Joseph A Meloche, Dr Ying Sun
Cross Cultural Study of Collaborative Information Seeking Activities in Web 2.0 and other Non-Traditional Environments
Dr Joseph A Meloche, Dr Ying Sun
Minority student use of social networking
Michael Abrams, Dorothy Bland, Meghann Reilly and Leah Scott
Minority student use of social networking
Michael Abrams, Dorothy Bland, Meghann Reilly and Leah Scott
3:15-4:45 Concurrent Sessions
3:15-4:45 Concurrent Sessions
Session 4A – Methodology
Chair:Amy Hogan                 (Read abstracts)
The medium and the message: A comparison of offline and online Q factors
Amy Hogan
The medium and the message: A comparison of offline and online Q factors
Amy Hogan
Q-Sort.com: A Demonstration of a Web-Based Tool for Administering Data Collection for Q Methodology Research Studies
Joe Jurczyk
Q-Sort.com: A Demonstration of a Web-Based Tool for Administering Data Collection for Q Methodology Research Studies
Joe Jurczyk
Exploring Event Phenomena and Outcomes: Combining Q and Phenomenology with NVivo
Perry D. Gross
Exploring Event Phenomena and Outcomes: Combining Q and Phenomenology with NVivo
Perry D. Gross
A Comparison of the Reliability and the Validity of the Q Sort and the Rating Procedures
Zarreen Farooqi
A Comparison of the Reliability and the Validity of the Q Sort and the Rating Procedures
Zarreen Farooqi
Session 4B – Health Perspectives
Chair:Wendy Stainton Rogers                 (Read abstracts)
Supporting diet and physical activity choices in disadvantaged women: a Q methodological study.
Janet Holt, Cath Jackson, Joanne Greenhalgh, Jill Edwards, Robert West, Francine Cheater, James McKenna, Emma Strachan, Michael Robinson
Supporting diet and physical activity choices in disadvantaged women: a Q methodological study.
Janet Holt, Cath Jackson, Joanne Greenhalgh, Jill Edwards, Robert West, Francine Cheater, James McKenna, Emma Strachan, Michael Robinson
Attitudes and Views of Young People (aged 18-25) on Health and Lifestyle.
Neil, S., van Exel, J. and Baker, R M.
Attitudes and Views of Young People (aged 18-25) on Health and Lifestyle.
Neil, S., van Exel, J. and Baker, R M.
Q research in Health: A Review
Wendy Stainton Rogers
Q research in Health: A Review
Wendy Stainton Rogers
6:30-9:30 ISSSS Awards Buffet w/cash bar
6:30-9:30 ISSSS Awards Buffet w/cash bar

Saturday – October 9th, 2009

9:00-10:30 Concurrent Sessions
9:00-10:30 Concurrent Sessions
Session 5A – Politics – Perspectives on policy
Chair:James C. Rhoads                 (Read abstracts)
Integrated Water Resource Management, Governmentality, and Neoliberalism: Using Q-method to flesh out and interpret divergent “eco-governmentalities” among Paraguayan resource management experts
Lucas Ward
Integrated Water Resource Management, Governmentality, and Neoliberalism: Using Q-method to flesh out and interpret divergent “eco-governmentalities” among Paraguayan resource management experts
Lucas Ward
Old? Dead? Nebulous? How to understand emerging policy ideas
Stephen Jeffares and Martin Willis
Old? Dead? Nebulous? How to understand emerging policy ideas
Stephen Jeffares and Martin Willis
Q method, activists agendas, and constructed preferences: epistemological notes on three case studies
Stentor Danielson
Q method, activists agendas, and constructed preferences: epistemological notes on three case studies
Stentor Danielson
U.S. Foreign Policy: Structure of Elite Opinion
James C. Rhoads and Michael E. Aleprete Jr.
U.S. Foreign Policy: Structure of Elite Opinion
James C. Rhoads and Michael E. Aleprete Jr.
Session 5B – Education – Teaching & Learning
Chair:Jennifer P. Maxwell                 (Read abstracts)
Determining the Problem Solving Styles of Engineering Technology Students
Roland K. Arter
Determining the Problem Solving Styles of Engineering Technology Students
Roland K. Arter
Interpersonal Violence and Conflict Management Styles: Teaching Conflict Management at the University Level
Jennifer P. Maxwell, Ph.D.
Interpersonal Violence and Conflict Management Styles: Teaching Conflict Management at the University Level
Jennifer P. Maxwell, Ph.D.
Investigating Engineering Educators Views on the use of Classroom technology
John B. Nicholas
Investigating Engineering Educators Views on the use of Classroom technology
John B. Nicholas
10:45-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
10:45-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
Session 6A – Culture/Anthropology
Chair:Byung Lee                 (Read abstracts)
Consumers attitudes toward movie piracy in Korea
Byung Lee, Se Jung Oh
Consumers attitudes toward movie piracy in Korea
Byung Lee, Se Jung Oh
The King of Pop: Attitudes toward Michael Jackson in the Aftermath of his Untimely Death.
James C. Rhoads and Dennis F. Kinsey
The King of Pop: Attitudes toward Michael Jackson in the Aftermath of his Untimely Death.
James C. Rhoads and Dennis F. Kinsey
A Study on Types of Chinese female immigrants
Hyun, Taik Soo, Ph.D.
A Study on Types of Chinese female immigrants
Hyun, Taik Soo, Ph.D.
Physical Characteristics and Perceived Competence of Outdoor Leaders Revisited
Whitney Ward
Physical Characteristics and Perceived Competence of Outdoor Leaders Revisited
Whitney Ward
Session 6B – Panel – Perspective & Intelligence Function
Chair:Steven R. Brown                 (Read abstracts)
An Assessment of Terrorist Organizations and Their Methods of Operation
Murat Kocak
An Assessment of Terrorist Organizations and Their Methods of Operation
Murat Kocak
Appraising Identities and Forms of Attachment
Steven Brown
Appraising Identities and Forms of Attachment
Steven Brown
If There Are No Dots to Connect, Can Q Help Fit the Jigsaw Pieces?
Charles Gaukel
If There Are No Dots to Connect, Can Q Help Fit the Jigsaw Pieces?
Charles Gaukel
Session 6C – Education – instructors views
Chair:April D. Nauman                 (Read abstracts)
Re-Viewing the Results of a Q Study on Multiple Perspectives of Writing: What Second-Order Factor Analysis Can Tell Us
April D. Nauman, Arlene Borthwick, Terry Stirling
Re-Viewing the Results of a Q Study on Multiple Perspectives of Writing: What Second-Order Factor Analysis Can Tell Us
April D. Nauman, Arlene Borthwick, Terry Stirling
Mid-Career Teachers’ Perspectives on the Sustaining Power of Hope: A Q-Methodological Study
Anita Levine
Mid-Career Teachers’ Perspectives on the Sustaining Power of Hope: A Q-Methodological Study
Anita Levine
Student-centred Education in Mexico, Viewpoints from Teaching Staff.
Martha A. Fabela-Cardenas
Student-centred Education in Mexico, Viewpoints from Teaching Staff.
Martha A. Fabela-Cardenas
12:15-1:30 ISSSS Business Meeting w/box lunch
12:15-1:30 ISSSS Business Meeting w/box lunch
1:45-3:15 Concurrent Sessions
1:45-3:15 Concurrent Sessions
Session 7A – Education/Assessment & Evaluation
Chair:Susan Ramlo                 (Read abstracts)
What teachers learn when they evaluate students
Lennise JC Baptiste
What teachers learn when they evaluate students
Lennise JC Baptiste
Education professionals’ perspectives on academic events
Maria Carmen Khnychala Cunha
Education professionals’ perspectives on academic events
Maria Carmen Khnychala Cunha
A novel application of Q Methodology as a tool for program assessment  
Susan Ramlo
A novel application of Q Methodology as a tool for program assessment  
Susan Ramlo
Session 7B – Media / Marketing
Chair:Mark Popovich                 (Read abstracts)
Are Accessible Media Entertaining? Responses to Innovative Audio-described Television by Blind and Sighted Individuals
Charles Davis, Florin Vladica
Are Accessible Media Entertaining? Responses to Innovative Audio-described Television by Blind and Sighted Individuals
Charles Davis, Florin Vladica
How 18-34 year-olds Perceive Four Types of Internet Advertising
Ashley Stevens, David Mecham, Lincoln Hubbard, Dr. Tom Robinson, and Dr. Mark Popovich
How 18-34 year-olds Perceive Four Types of Internet Advertising
Ashley Stevens, David Mecham, Lincoln Hubbard, Dr. Tom Robinson, and Dr. Mark Popovich
Public Relations practitioners at Swiss Post: Ardent devotees or indifferent subordinates?
Pascal Lorenzini
Public Relations practitioners at Swiss Post: Ardent devotees or indifferent subordinates?
Pascal Lorenzini
Recognizing Reputation Capital: Using Q Methodology To Make Sense of An Intangible Asset
Terence (Terry) Flynn, Ph.D., APR, FCPRS
Recognizing Reputation Capital: Using Q Methodology To Make Sense of An Intangible Asset
Terence (Terry) Flynn, Ph.D., APR, FCPRS
Session 7C – 3 Paper Panel – Health care decisions
Chair:Job van Exel                 (Read abstracts)
Public and decision makers views on the appropriate principles underlying the prioritisation of health care: two Q’s, one Q-block and some spiking
Job van Exel, Rachel Baker, Helen Mason
Public and decision makers views on the appropriate principles underlying the prioritisation of health care: two Q’s, one Q-block and some spiking
Job van Exel, Rachel Baker, Helen Mason
3:30-4:45 Concurrent Sessions
3:30-4:45 Concurrent Sessions
Session 8A – Education/Language
Chair:Lauro Luiz Pereira Silva                 (Read abstracts)
A Study on Readers’ subjectivities Shown in Relation to Book Reading Policies
Hyun-wook Jung, Sun-nam Kim
A Study on Readers’ subjectivities Shown in Relation to Book Reading Policies
Hyun-wook Jung, Sun-nam Kim
Cognitions about research on the process of teaching and learning a foreign language: a Q-Methodology study
Lauro Luiz Pereira Silva
Cognitions about research on the process of teaching and learning a foreign language: a Q-Methodology study
Lauro Luiz Pereira Silva
Drama workshops to the teaching and learning process and to the education of English language teachers – “Q” study
Margarete Afonso Borges Coelho
Drama workshops to the teaching and learning process and to the education of English language teachers – “Q” study
Margarete Afonso Borges Coelho
Session 8B – Nursing Perspectives
Chair:Noori Akhtar-Danesh                 (Read abstracts)
Perceptions of Professionalism Among Nursing Faculty and Students
Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Andrea Baumann, Camille Kolotylo, Yvonne Lawlor, Catherine Tompkins, Ruth Lee
Perceptions of Professionalism Among Nursing Faculty and Students
Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Andrea Baumann, Camille Kolotylo, Yvonne Lawlor, Catherine Tompkins, Ruth Lee
Nurses’ attitudes to euthanasia: A Q methodological study
Dr Janet Holt
Nurses’ attitudes to euthanasia: A Q methodological study
Dr Janet Holt
Effective Retention Strategies for Mid-Career Critical Care Nurses: A Q-Study
Vanessa Lobo, Dr. Anita Fisher, Dr. Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Dr. Andrea Baumann
Effective Retention Strategies for Mid-Career Critical Care Nurses: A Q-Study
Vanessa Lobo, Dr. Anita Fisher, Dr. Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Dr. Andrea Baumann