qmethod: Analysis of subjective perspectives using Q methodology

Analyses 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. The function qmethod() runs the full analysis and 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. It includes a function to import data from PQMethod software, to export plain text data for interpretation in two flavours, and to plot Q method results. 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: 1.1
Imports: methods, psych, GPArotation
Published: 2014-06-23
Author: Aiora Zabala [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Aiora Zabala <aiora.zabala at gmail.com>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: qmethod citation info
CRAN checks: qmethod results


Reference manual: qmethod.pdf
Package source: qmethod_1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: qmethod_1.1.zip, r-release: qmethod_1.1.zip, r-oldrel: qmethod_1.1.zip
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: qmethod_1.1.tgz, r-oldrel: qmethod_1.1.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: qmethod_1.1.tgz
Old sources: qmethod archive