The 33rd annual conference of the International Society for the Scientific of Subjectivity will be held at 200SVS on 7th – 9th September 2017, hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University. On Wednesday 6th September 2017 we will host preconference workshop(s) at Glasgow Caledonian University with details to follow.

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The programme committee welcomes submissions on all aspects of Q methodology and contributions inspired by the seminal work of Dr. William Stephenson. We invite presentations of recent or on-going research in any discipline or sector using Q, or submissions relating to (but not restricted to) the following themes:

  • The life and works of William Stephenson;
  • Use of Q in teaching, coaching and mentoring;
  • Use of Q in programme evaluation and policy analysis;
  • Use of computer packages and web applications to conduct Q studies or open up Q to new users;
  • Use of Q with visual or non-verbal stimuli;
  • The relationship between operant factors and discourse;
  • Single-case studies
  • The relationship of Q with other methods and techniques;
  • Dilemmas in statement and participant sampling, or factor extraction, rotation and interpretation.

Submission Types


These take the form of a 15-20 minute presentation to a paper session, with an opportunity to circulate a full paper. Papers are normally grouped into thematic sessions of 3 or 4 papers.


This is an opportunity to be imaginative. A panel could take a number of forms such as a set of presentations or a roundtable discussion on a particular theme, an important current debate, or aspects of Q methodology. If submitting a proposal for a panel session, please list the confirmed contributors (minimum of three speakers).

Abstract Submission

Please send your abstract of up to a maximum of 250 words by 8th May 2017. The following abstract structure is preferred, although a different structure can also be used:

  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Data (if any)
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Note – please do not include tables/graphics/diagrams/symbols in your abstract.

Please follow the link below to submit your abstract: –

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Process of Selection

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed based on quality and relevance. Following the evaluation the programme committee will provide notification of acceptance by 19th June 2017.

If you would like to be a reviewer please email:

Please direct any questions initially to the conference email address:

For more information on the Q Conference please visit the homepage.