This volume of essays is in honor of Professor Steven R. Brown, the preeminent scholar of Q methodology. Q methodology, innovated by the British physicist/psychologist William Stephenson (1902-1989), Q methodology is a conceptual framework and set of procedures to systematically and scientifically study the subjective. Professor Brown has dedicated his academic life, more than 50 years and counting, to advancing the methodology and Stephenson's profound ideas. Each of the contributors in this volume are experts in the methodology as well, and the book is divided into 3 sections: 1. Chapters honoring Brown's legacy; 2. Chapters devoted to methodological aspects of Q; and 3. Applications of Q methodology to various topics. Professor Steven R. Brown has directly impacted the work of each of the contributors of this volume, and hundreds more who have sought to use Q methodology to study topics spanning the human sciences.
The volume is edited by James C. Rhoads, Dan B. Thomas, and Susan E. Ramlo. Chapter authors include Mohammad Ali, Larry Baas, Rachel Baker, Bob Braswell, J. David Gillespie, James Good, Dennis Kinsey, Robert A. Logan, Bruce McKeown, James Paul Old, Susan E. Ramlo, James C. Rhoads, Paul Stenner, Michael Stricklin, Daniel Sundblad, Dan B. Thomas, Job van Exel, and Amanda Wolf.