qmethod: Analysis of Subjective Perspectives Using Q Methodology

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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.

Author
Aiora Zabala [aut, cre] (Main author), Maximilian Held [aut] (Author of additional data management functions)
Date of publication
2016-04-14 16:30:54
Maintainer
Aiora Zabala <aiora.zabala@gmail.com>
License
GPL (>= 2)
Version
1.4.2
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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'

Files in this package

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