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.
- 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).
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