The 33rd annual Q methodology conference was hosted by GCU’s Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health last month (September 6 to 9).
The conference, held at Glasgow event venue 200SVS, was opened by Professor Cam Donaldson, Vice Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and Yunus Chair in Social Business & Health, and Professor Rachel Baker, Director of the Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health.
The aim of the conference was to provide a multidisciplinary forum for students and professionals to explore the latest research, applications, and developments surrounding the use of Q Methodology.
The keynote speaker Job van Exel, Professor of Economics and Values at Erasmus University Rotterdam, raised challenges for those working with Q methodology in relation to publications, technology and software.
Also in attendance were members of the family of William Stephenson, the originator of Q methodology: Mary Ellen and Richard Stephenson, Averil Schreiber (Stephenson).
Q Methodology is a research method used in psychology and in social sciences to study people’s subjectivity.
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