Phrarach Panyaraksee on expected and actual roles of Thai Buddhist monks

Phrarach Panyaraksee [Veeraves Pacharoen] (2010, June). Expected and actual roles of Thai Buddhist monks affecting adherents’ religiosity [in Thai]. Doctoral dissertation, Pathumthani University (Administration Development), Thailand. 219 pp. Abstract: The objectives of this research are to study (1) Buddhist adherents’ opinions about the expected and actual roles of Buddhist monks and (2) whether adherents’ satisfaction… Read More

Q Methodology’s 75th Birthday

On June 28, 1935, William Stephenson penned the following letter to the Editor of the British science journal Nature, thus initiating the development that has come to be known as Q methodology. The letter eventually appeared in the 24 August 1935 issue of Nature (p. 297). Technique of Factor Analysis Factor analysis is a subject upon… Read More

Stewart on leadership and management in the U.S. armed forces

Stewart, William G. (2008, October 23). Perceptions of leadership and management: In the Armed Forces of the United States. Saarbr�cken, Germany: VDM Verlag. 156 pp. ISBN-13: 9783639088427. $75.77. Summary: This study probed U.S. military officers on their perceptions of effective leadership and management behaviors. Serving military members reported the leader styles they found especially useful.… Read More

La Paro et al. on beliefs of preservice early childhood education teachers

La Paro, Karen M., Kathy Siepak, & Catherine Scott-Little (2009, January). Assessing beliefs of preservice early childhood education teachers using Q-sort methodology. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 30(1), 22-36. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the beliefs of students and faculty in a 4-year birth-kindergarten teacher preparation program using the Teacher… Read More

Lee et al. on Korean perceptions of good death

Lee, Hyun Ji, Kae Hwa Jo, Kyong Hee Chee, & Yun Ju Lee (2008, October). The perception of good death among human service students in South Korea: A Q-methodological approach. Death Studies, 32(9), 870-890. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the subjective opinions of Korean college students about good death. Q methodology… Read More

Day on Q applied to policy process theories and frameworks

Day, Shane (2008, Summer). Applications of Q methodology to a variety of policy process theories and frameworks. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 11(2), 141-171. Abstract: This paper provides an overview of a form of factor analysis, Q methodology, and suggests how it might be applied in an institutional analysis setting. Q methodology provides… Read More

ten Klooster, Visser, and de Jong on Q and Likert scales

ten Klooster, Peter M., Martijn Visser, & Menno D.T. de Jong (2008). Comparing two image research instruments: The Q-sort method versus the Likert attitude questionnaire. Food Quality and Preference, 19, 511�518. Abstract: Despite the attention for corporate, brand and product images, only few studies focus on methodological comparisons of image research methods. This article presents… Read More

Akhtar-Danesh et al. on simulation use in nursing education

Akhtar-Danesh, Noori, Pamela Baxter, Ruta K. Valaitis, Wendy Stanyon, & Susan Sproul (2009, April). Nurse faculty perceptions of simulation use in nursing education. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(3), 312-329. Abstract: In this study nursing faculty perceptions of the implementation of simulation in schools of nursing across Ontario, Canada, were explored using the Q-methodology technique.… Read More