qmethod: Analysis of Subjective Perspectives Using Q Methodology

Analysis of Q methodology, used to identify distinct perspectives existing within a group. This methodology is used across social, health and environmental sciences to understand diversity of attitudes, discourses, or decision-making styles (for more information, see http://qmethod.org). A single function runs the full analysis. Each step can be run separately using the corresponding functions: for automatic flagging of Q-sorts (manual flagging is optional), for statement scores, for distinguishing and consensus statements, and for general characteristics of the factors. Additional functions are available to import and export data, to print and plot, to import raw data from individual *.CSV files, and to make printable cards. The package also offers functions to print Q cards and to generate Q distributions for study administration. The package uses principal components and it allows manual or automatic flagging, a number of mathematical methods for rotation, and a number of correlation coefficients for the initial correlation matrix. See further details in the package documentation, and in the web pages below, which include a cookbook, guidelines for more advanced analysis (how to perform manual flagging or change the sign of factors), data management, and a beta graphical user interface for online and offline use.

AuthorAiora Zabala [aut, cre] (Main author), Maximilian Held [aut] (Author of additional data management functions)
Date of publication2017-01-24 10:50:52
MaintainerAiora Zabala <aiora.zabala@gmail.com>
LicenseGPL (>= 2)
Version1.5
https://github.com/aiorazabala/qmethod, https://github.com/aiorazabala/qmethod/wiki

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Man pages

build.q.set: Q methodology: sample a Q set from a concourse

export.pqmethod: Q methodology: export to PQMethod *.DAT and *.STA files

export.qm: Q Methodology: export results to a plain text document

importexample: Import Example

import.htmlq: Q methodology: import data from HTMLQ and FlashQ

import.pqmethod: Q methodology: import PQMethod *.DAT files

import.q.concourse: Q methodology: import concourse of Q items

import.q.feedback: Q methodology: imports feedback on Q items

import.q.sorts: Q methodology: import Q-sorts from CSV

lipset: _Lipset_ (1963) Q methodology dataset

loa.and.flags: Q methodology: show factor loadings next to flags

make.cards: Q methodology: produce printable cards for Q study with ID...

make.distribution: Q methodology: create Q normal distribution

plot.QmethodRes: Q Method: plot for statement z-scores

print.QmethodRes: Q Method: print method for results

qbstep: Q Methodology: Single step for the bootstrap

qdc: Q methodology: distinguishing and consensus statements

qdc.zsc: Q methodology: distinguishing and consensus statements

qfcharact: Q methodology: factor characteristics

qflag: Q methodology: automatic flagging of Q-sorts

q.fnames: Change factor names in the results of Q methodology analysis

qfsi: Q Methodology: Factor Stability index

qindtest: Q Methodology: PCA bootstrap indeterminacy tests

qmboots: Q Methodology: Bootstrap

qmb.plot: Q Methodology: Plot of bootstrap results

qmb.summary: Q Methodology: Summary of bootstrap results

qmethod: Q methodology analysis

qmethod-package: Package for Q methodology analysis

qpcrustes: Q Methodology: Procrustes rotation of loadings

qzscores: Q methodology: z-scores from loadings

summary.QmethodRes: Q methodology: summary for class 'QmethodRes'

Functions

build.q.set Man page
export.pqmethod Man page
export.qm Man page
importexample Man page
import.htmlq Man page
import.pqmethod Man page
import.q.concourse Man page
import.q.feedback Man page
import.q.sorts Man page
lipset Man page
loa.and.flags Man page
make.cards Man page
make.distribution Man page
plot.QmethodRes Man page
print.QmethodRes Man page
qbstep Man page
qdc Man page
qdc.zsc Man page
qfcharact Man page
qflag Man page
q.fnames Man page
qfsi Man page
qindtest Man page
qmboots Man page
qmb.plot Man page
qmb.summary Man page
qmethod Man page
qmethod-package Man page
qmethod-package Man page
qpcrustes Man page
qzscores Man page
summary.QmethodRes Man page

Files

qmethod
qmethod/inst
qmethod/inst/CITATION
qmethod/inst/cardtemplates
qmethod/inst/cardtemplates/AveryZweckformC32010.Rnw
qmethod/inst/extdata
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/sampling-structure.csv
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/ids.csv
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/german
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/german/small-village.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/german/video.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/german/life-with-q.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/german/q-uprising.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/german/r-dominance.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/english
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/english/small-village.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/english/video.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/english/life-with-q.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/english/q-uprising.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/sample/concourse/english/r-dominance.tex
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/qsorts
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/qsorts/before
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/qsorts/before/JohnDoe.csv
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/qsorts/before/JaneDoe.csv
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/qsorts/after
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/qsorts/after/JohnDoe.csv
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/qsorts/after/JaneDoe.csv
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/feedback
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/feedback/after
qmethod/inst/extdata/importexample/feedback/after/JohnDoe.csv
qmethod/NAMESPACE
qmethod/data
qmethod/data/importexample.RData
qmethod/data/lipset.rda
qmethod/R
qmethod/R/qdc.zsc.R qmethod/R/qmb.summary.R qmethod/R/import.htmlq.R qmethod/R/plot.QmethodRes.R qmethod/R/qfcharact.R qmethod/R/import.q.concourse.R qmethod/R/export.pqmethod.R qmethod/R/qmethod.R qmethod/R/qflag.R qmethod/R/import.q.sorts.R qmethod/R/summary.QmethodRes.R qmethod/R/import.q.feedback.R qmethod/R/export.qm.R qmethod/R/import.pqmethod.R qmethod/R/print.QmethodRes.R qmethod/R/qzscores.R qmethod/R/q.fnames.R qmethod/R/qbstep.R qmethod/R/qpcrustes.R qmethod/R/make.distribution.R qmethod/R/qmb.plot.R qmethod/R/build.q.set.R qmethod/R/make.cards.R qmethod/R/qmboots.R qmethod/R/loa.and.flags.R qmethod/R/qfsi.R qmethod/R/qdc.R qmethod/R/qindtest.R
qmethod/MD5
qmethod/DESCRIPTION
qmethod/man
qmethod/man/qdc.Rd qmethod/man/qmethod.Rd qmethod/man/qmb.plot.Rd qmethod/man/export.pqmethod.Rd qmethod/man/lipset.Rd qmethod/man/import.q.feedback.Rd qmethod/man/qbstep.Rd qmethod/man/make.cards.Rd qmethod/man/qpcrustes.Rd qmethod/man/plot.QmethodRes.Rd qmethod/man/qmethod-package.Rd qmethod/man/qindtest.Rd qmethod/man/qfsi.Rd qmethod/man/import.q.sorts.Rd qmethod/man/qflag.Rd qmethod/man/make.distribution.Rd qmethod/man/loa.and.flags.Rd qmethod/man/qfcharact.Rd qmethod/man/importexample.Rd qmethod/man/qzscores.Rd qmethod/man/print.QmethodRes.Rd qmethod/man/qmb.summary.Rd qmethod/man/qdc.zsc.Rd qmethod/man/export.qm.Rd qmethod/man/import.q.concourse.Rd qmethod/man/qmboots.Rd qmethod/man/q.fnames.Rd qmethod/man/import.pqmethod.Rd qmethod/man/import.htmlq.Rd qmethod/man/build.q.set.Rd qmethod/man/summary.QmethodRes.Rd

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