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Understanding Q Methodology Data Abductively: An Ideal Social Science Institution

By: & Edited by: Published: 2018 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets

This dataset focuses on the analysis of individual Q-sort data produced by PQMethod software. It shows a composite summary prepared by the researchers from computer output to assist their abductive inquiry. This dataset exemplar is provided by Dr. Amanda Wolf from Victoria University of Wellington and Associate Professor Robin Peace from Massey University. In the exemplar the research team sought to ascertain the preferences of New Zealand social scientists for an ‘institution’ that might best promote the interests of a community of social scientists. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide and a student guide.

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