Direct, well-organized, and easy to follow, Q Methodology, Second Edition, by Bruce McKeown and Dan B. Thomas, reviews the philosophical foundations of subjective communicability (concourse theory), operant subjectivity, and quantum-theoretical aspects of Q as relevant to the social and behavioral sciences. The authors discuss data-gathering techniques (communication concourses, Q samples, and Q sorting), statistical techniques (correlation and factor analysis and the important calculation of factor scores), and strategies for conducting small person-sample research along Q methodological lines.
About the Authors
Series Editor's Introduction
Chapter 1. Methodological Principles
Chapter 2. Communication Concourses, Q Samples, and Conditions of Instruction
Chapter 3. Person Samples and the Single Case
Chapter 4. Statistical Analysis
Chapter 5. A Concluding Subjective-Science Postscript