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Doing Q methodological research theory, method and interpretation by Simon Watts

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Published by Sage in Los Angeles .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Methodology,
  • Subjectivity,
  • Q technique,
  • Research

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-235) and index.

StatementSimon Watts and Paul Stenner
ContributionsStenner, Paul
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF698.75 .W38 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 238 p. :
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25376210M
ISBN 101849204152, 1849204144
ISBN 109781849204156, 9781849204149
LC Control Number2011934271
OCLC/WorldCa760174292

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