Q methodology combines quantitative and qualitative research methods to explore questions that are qualitative in nature. Q studies produce rich insights into the views, values or beliefs that exist in relation to a topic. Q is not designed for questions of measurement and distribution, but Q analysis generates some numeric information that can be used to inform surveys. In this chapter, we describe the possibilities (and our experiences) of exploring the distribution of Q factors in larger populations using survey research (Q to survey or Q2S for short).
|Title of host publication||Cultivating Q Methodology: Essays Honoring Steven R. Brown|
|Number of pages||313|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 2022|