Q Methodology and Control Theory: II. General Considerations
Operant Subjectivity , Volume 14 - Issue 2 p. 61- 74
The principles of control theory are presented, and their connection to Q methodology is described. The perceptual prerequisites of the Q-sorting task are considered, and the perceptual levels of control theory are related to the selection of Q statements and conditions of instruction, and to the interpretation of factors. The conclusion is reached that control theory has advantages over the quantum and interbehaviour theories often associated with Q methodology.