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Q-sort, or Q-method, is a form of qualitative research in which researchers have participants organize prepared statements according to instructions provided by the researcher and then analyze patterns in the resulting arrangements.

Citation: Trautmann, J., Ho, G. W. K., & Gross, D. (2018). Parenting needs among mothers of young children during military deployment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 54(4), 392-402. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12395 Shinebourne, P. (2009). Using Q method in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8(1), 93-97. https://doi.org/10.1177/160940690900800109

Category: Study methods and variables

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