The general problems of conducting research among members of leftist parties are described, with particular reference to the parties on the Brazilian Left. The comparative advantages of Q methodology are outlined in terms of the selection of statements and respondents, and the modifications which have to be effected under shifting circumstances.

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Journal Operant Subjectivity
Patrick Peritore. (1986). Field Notes on the Use of Q Methodology in a Study of the Brazilian Left. Operant Subjectivity, 10(1), 10–20. doi:10.15133/j.os.1986.012