Using Q Methodology in Adolescent Research

  • Half-Day Pre-Conference
  • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • $35.00

Are you interested in conducting research related to adolescents’ perspectives, opinions, or behavior patterns? Are you tired of using survey all the time? Have you considered the possibility beyond survey method? If you answer yes to most of these questions, this pre-conference program is for you. This workshop introduces a less known method - Q methodology (Q), a sophisticated methodology that systematically examines subjective matters, such as individual beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview and highlight key aspects of Q methodology, so that the attendees will gain a conceptual understanding of how Q methodology can be potentially used in adolescent research.  In this interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to try out the Q method yourself. Anyone interested in learning Q methodology is welcome. No prior knowledge or experience with Q methodology is needed.

Yang Lydia Yang is an associate professor of quantitative research methods in College of Education at Kansas State University. She teaches Master’s and Doctoral level courses Research Methods in Education, Statistical Methods in Education, Experimental Design in Education, Survey Method, etc. Her research areas include Q methodology, quantitative research design, statistical analytics, and retention in STEM education.