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Record number 490258
Title Overly ambitious: contributions and current status of Q methodology
Author(s) Kampen, J.K.; Tamas, P.A.
Source Quality and quantity: international journal of methodology 48 (2014)6. - ISSN 0033-5177 - p. 3109 - 3126.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-013-9944-z
Department(s) Education and Learning Sciences
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) priorities - beliefs - women
Abstract This essay offers a small description of recent contributions and status of Q methodology by means of a review of suggested best practices, a systematic review of practice, and a methodological audit. Both theoretical and empirical study suggest that Q methodology neither delivers its promised insight into human subjectivity nor accounts adequately for threats to the validity of the claims it can legitimately make. These concerns in turn, render the method inappropriate for its declared purpose, the scientific study of subjectivity, and suspect for the full range of ontological perspectives, from (neo) positivist to constructivist.
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