A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management

Kenward, Linda (2018) A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management. Nurse Researcher .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2019.e1616

Abstract

Background: For novice Q methodology researchers, the development of the concourse is challenging. This challenge is exacerbated by the paucity of literature focusing on the development of the concourse.

Aim: To highlight the lack of strategy related to concourse development in Q methodology literature and to undertake a selected literature review to suggest frameworks for concourse development to guide researchers.

Discussion: A limited search conducted using CINAHL PLUS appraised the variety of concourse strategies used in Q studies. Of 44 papers located, 23 used no strategy while the others used one of four types of strategy: thematic, profession-specific, broader healthcare and social care frameworks or a framework that the researchers devised specifically for their research.

Conclusion: The Q methodology literature frequently lacks discussion about the development of the concourse. Therefore, studies that focus on concourse development should be a focus of future research, along with the further development of the ideas put forward in this paper for possible frameworks.

Implications for practice: This paper will raise awareness inside and outside the Q methodology community that novice researchers want to use Q methodology but may require more detail about how to construct robust concourses.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Researcher
Publisher: RCN Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 2047-8992
Departments: Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 14:49
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 16:26
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3760

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