Why oh why …
… isn’t Q methodology even mentioned in the OU Psychology degree, let alone taught? I’m currently making my way through the 3rd chapter of Simon Watts and Paul Stenner’s 2012 book “Doing Q Methodological Research – Theory, Method and Interpretation“.
Anyone who is trying to find the “missing link” between quantitative and qualitative psychological research will find this interesting. Chapter 2 of the book makes connections between Q and the work of James (introspection and stream of consciousness), behaviourism, constructivism, social constructionism, discourse analysis and … quantum physics!
Once I get to the end of the book I may well write a more thoughtful and reflective post, but for the time being I’m finding this book has reignited my interest in pursuing my psychology MSc later on this year. All I need to do now is to find the cash to pay for it!