This notion is better quantified by Valenta and Wigger (1997): "Generalizations in Q-methodology
research are based on the validity and theoretical implications of identified opinion types, and not on their numerical distribution among study participants" (p.
Motivation of adult female patients seeking orthodontic treatment: an application of Q-methodology
. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2015; 9: 249-56.
These ideas led to the Q-Methodology
study (Author, 2012) discussed later.
Due to the need to measure self-efficacy both quantitatively and qualitatively, Q-methodology
was deemed to be a logical approach.
Interpretations of informed choice in antenatal screening: a cross-cultural, Q-methodology
In their article, "Four Views of the Professional School Counselor-Principal Relationship: a Q-Methodology
Study," published in the August 2008 issue of Professional School Counseling, Christopher Janson, Matthew Militello and Natalie Kosine, state, "School principals and professional school counselors matter.
was chosen to implement in this research study.
Second, we introduce Q-methodology
and explain how it can be used to examine and clarify the PSM construct.
Stephenson's (1953) Q-methodology
provides a way to identify and describe different subjectively held belief systems.
Although Stephenson's Q-sort is well known to psychologists, his more elaborate Q-methodology
It is not coincidental that Stephenson's Q-Methodology
is called operant subjectivity.
to Phenomenological Descriptions of Children's Experiences