The program 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, training, coaching and mentoring;
    • Use of Q in program evaluation and policy
    • 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.
The poster sessions will take place during the conference. The posters should be no larger 36 x 48.
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. Please list the confirmed contributors (minimum of three speakers).

Abstracts should be between 200 and 500 words in length.
Deadline for Submissions is May 18, 2018.
Please notice that you may also be eligible to apply for the Donald Brenner Early Career Award.


Process of Selection

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed based on quality and relevance. Notification of acceptance will be rolling, but no later than June 7, 2018. The preliminary program will be published by June 30, 2018