qmethod: Analysis of Subjective Perspectives Using Q Methodology

Analysis of Q methodology data to identify the 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). The function qmethod() runs the full analysis. Each step can be run separately using the corresponding functions: qflag() for automatic flagging of Q-sorts (manual flagging is optional), qzscores() for scores for statements, qda() for distinguishing and consensus statements, and qfcharact() for general characteristics of the factors. Additional functions import data from PQMethod software, export plain text data for interpretation in two flavours, print and plot Q method results in a synthetic manner. The package uses principal components and it offers the following choices: manual or automatic flagging, a number of mathematical methods for rotation, and a number of correlation coefficients for the initial correlation matrix.

Version: 1.2.4
Imports: methods, psych, GPArotation
Published: 2014-12-03
Author: Aiora Zabala [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Aiora Zabala <aiora.zabala at gmail.com>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
URL: https://github.com/aiorazabala/qmethod
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: qmethod citation info
CRAN checks: qmethod results

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Reference manual: qmethod.pdf
Package source: qmethod_1.2.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: qmethod_1.2.4.zip, r-release: qmethod_1.2.4.zip, r-oldrel: qmethod_1.2.4.zip
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: qmethod_1.2.4.tgz, r-oldrel: qmethod_1.2.4.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: qmethod_1.2.4.tgz
Old sources: qmethod archive