Connecting Q & Surveys: Three Methods to Explore Factor Membership in Large Samples
Operant Subjectivity , Volume 34 - Issue 1 p. 38- 58
Q methodology has been employed to great effect in studies addressing questions which are qualitative in nature. Techniques associated with Q methodology can also be used to explore quantitative research questions. Where a number of shared accounts around a particular topic have been identified and described using Q methods, it may also be of interest to examine the extent and distribution of those views. Such quantitative questions can be explored using Q-survey methods. In this paper we describe a range of approaches to such Q surveys and identify areas of future methodological development and research.