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!

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  1. Katie Stanley

    You should definitely do an MsC – due to finish mine in September and even though its been way more intense than the degree I’ve loved it. Just dissertation to go and this is the best bit, a chance to do a really in depth piece of research that will actually make a difference. So go for it. Say!

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