Q Methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care

Mullen, R. F. , Fleming, A., McMillan, L. and Kydd, A. (2022) Q Methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 1. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781529799705 (doi: 10.4135/9781529799705)

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Abstract

The purpose of this case is to introduce you to quantitative aspects of analyzing Q methodology data, a process I found complex and challenging as a novice Q-researcher. The case is illustrated by reference to a Q methodology doctoral study exploring student nurses’ perceptions of preserving dignity in care. I benefitted greatly from the generosity of those in the Q methodology community who shared the practical lessons they had learned from analyzing their own data. This case is intended in that same spirit of generosity for those at the beginning of their own journey into Q methodology data analysis. This article focuses on the analysis of the data derived from the Q-sorts of its 21 participants rather than the research design and findings.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mullen, Dr Rosemary
Authors: Mullen, R. F., Fleming, A., McMillan, L., and Kydd, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISBN:9781529799705
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 SAGE Publications
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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