We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting three different pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 18th September.

You can now register for the workshops HERE.

Given workshops will only be held if a minimum number of paying participants is reached, please REGISTER and PAY (see PAYPAL BUTTONS below) the workshop fees before July 31st. In case the workshop will not be held you will be fully refunded.

For more information on each of the workshops including cost and times please see below:

A. Introduction to Q Methodology

18th September 9.30-12.30pm

Cost: 60 euros (includes refreshments and light lunch)

Facilitators:  Professor James Rhoads (Westminster College, USA), Professor Sue Ramlo (University of Akron, USA)

This primary purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to Q methodology and Q research, and is especially suitable for people with limited or no prior experience. This will be an interactive workshop providing an overview of the essential steps for conducting a Q study covering concourse theory, statement selection, P-set selection, Q-sorting, factor analysis and data interpretation. More information will be available in due course.

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B. Advanced Workshop

18th September 9.30pm -4.30pm

Cost: 80 euros (includes refreshments and light lunch)

Facilitators: Professor Steven Brown (Kent State University, USA), Professor James Good (Durham University, UK)

This workshop is intended for Q scholars with more than elementary research and reading experience.   The facilitators will lead the group through a number of issues that continue to challenge Q methodologists, tackling particular areas where debate or misunderstandings have arisen.   The agenda is in the process of formulation but may include issues such as theoretical rotation, the structuring of Q samples and propositional sets, the forced Q-sort distribution, abduction as inference and process, the prior analysis of questionnaires, and single case studies as well as more historical/philosophical matters such as Newton’s Fifth Rule, the role of the Scottish Enlightenment, the laws of subjectivity, parallels with quantum theory, the status of consciousness vs. subjectivity, etc.  Conferees who intend to enroll for the workshop are encouraged to copy both facilitators (sbrown@kent.edu and j.m.m.good@durham.ac.uk) with their preferred topics for discussion

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C. Completing a Q Dissertation Workshop

18th September: 1.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: 60 euros (includes refreshments and light lunch)

Facilitators: Professor James E. Bartlett, II (North Carolina State University, USA), Professor Michelle E. Bartlett (North Carolina State University, USA)

This session is intended for doctoral students that are interested in conducting a Q study as their dissertation or thesis research.  The session will discuss why use Q methodology and ways to justify the use of the method.  The session will discuss how to gain support of a dissertation committee and explain the methodology to a committee that has limited experience with Q.  This training session will discuss the sections of a dissertation proposal, common questions asked about the methodology by committee members, and how a graduate student can address those questions.  Participants in the session will be provided an opportunity to ask questions concerning their own dissertations.  The session will end with two examples of dissertation proposal defenses that used Q methodology. Participants will be provided with a PowerPoint template for a dissertation proposal defense.  The facilitators can be reach via email James (James_bartlett@ncsu.edu) and Michelle (mebartle@ncsu.edu). 

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D. Software Workshop (cancelled)

18th September 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Cost: 60 euros (includes refreshments and light lunch)

Facilitators: Dr. Brandy Walker (University of Georgia, USA)

This workshop is intended for anyone looking to learn more about the various tools out there to collect and analyse Q data. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the methodology with an emphasis on data collection and analysis tools including Q-Perspectives and Ken Q.

Combo

Combination of workshop A&C

Cost: 100 eur (includes refreshments and light lunch)

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