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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161408
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Q Methodology in Nursing Research
Abstract:
Q Methodology in Nursing Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Ryan, Catherine
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Visiting Teaching Associate
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, 654 NURS, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312.996.0102
Q methodology is a research method that combines qualitative and quantitative strategies with the goal of revealing valid viewpoints inherent in any phenomenon containing human subjectivity, i.e., attitudes toward end of life care. Q methodology examines subjective experiences from the standpoint of the person who lives the experience, and is described in a manner that is objective, orderly, and highly reliable. Q methodology has great potential to expand nursing knowledge because it can address areas of research where traditional quantitative and qualitative methods are inadequate. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the philosophical underpinnings of Q methodology, types of research questions that can be addressed, how to design and analyze the findings. The presentation is based on two studies that utilized Q methodology: Perceptions of Chronic Pain in Cognitively Impaired and Intact Elderly; and Knowledge of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Symptoms Among At Risk Individuals. Q methodology begins with a list of opinion statements, known as the concourse, which comprehensively represent the topic of interest. A representative set of statements is then selected to form the data collection instrument - the Q set. Statements are printed on individual index cards. Participants are instructed to sort the cards according to how they feel about each individual statement along a theoretical continuum from various degrees of agreement to disagreement. The completed Q-sorts comprise are the unit of analysis for data entry. Q-sorts are analyzed using by-person factor analysis. Resulting factors represent clusters of participants with similar opinions and indicate the number of viewpoints. Factor scores are calculated to assess the relative importance of each statement in each factor. Each cluster is analyzed for relative arrangement of statements and inductive interpretation of factor structure is used to provide new insights into subjective phenomenon and generate testable hypotheses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQ Methodology in Nursing Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161408-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Q Methodology in Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ryan, Catherine</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Visiting Teaching Associate</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, 654 NURS, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312.996.0102</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cryan4@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Q methodology is a research method that combines qualitative and quantitative strategies with the goal of revealing valid viewpoints inherent in any phenomenon containing human subjectivity, i.e., attitudes toward end of life care. Q methodology examines subjective experiences from the standpoint of the person who lives the experience, and is described in a manner that is objective, orderly, and highly reliable. Q methodology has great potential to expand nursing knowledge because it can address areas of research where traditional quantitative and qualitative methods are inadequate. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the philosophical underpinnings of Q methodology, types of research questions that can be addressed, how to design and analyze the findings. The presentation is based on two studies that utilized Q methodology: Perceptions of Chronic Pain in Cognitively Impaired and Intact Elderly; and Knowledge of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Symptoms Among At Risk Individuals. Q methodology begins with a list of opinion statements, known as the concourse, which comprehensively represent the topic of interest. A representative set of statements is then selected to form the data collection instrument - the Q set. Statements are printed on individual index cards. Participants are instructed to sort the cards according to how they feel about each individual statement along a theoretical continuum from various degrees of agreement to disagreement. The completed Q-sorts comprise are the unit of analysis for data entry. Q-sorts are analyzed using by-person factor analysis. Resulting factors represent clusters of participants with similar opinions and indicate the number of viewpoints. Factor scores are calculated to assess the relative importance of each statement in each factor. Each cluster is analyzed for relative arrangement of statements and inductive interpretation of factor structure is used to provide new insights into subjective phenomenon and generate testable hypotheses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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