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Following a brief discussion of the meanings of constructivism an argument is made to the effect that Q methodology is a constructivist methodology in a sense that is compatible with the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. A brief comparison of the ideas of Stephenson and Whitehead is followed by a section outlining Whitehead’s notion of the ‘actual occasion’ as the core of a constructivist approach to nature. It is argued that a comparable conception of the event is at play in Stephenson’s thinking about Q methodology, and that this is key to understanding the quantum theoretical aspects of Q. Some of the procedures of Q methodology are then interpreted in the light of this conception. The conclusion uses the distinction between experience and expression to integregate the ideas of Stephenson, Whitehead and William James into a novel synthesis of potential use to Q methodologists.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Not known|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Paul Stenner|
|Date Deposited:||01 Dec 2011 13:41|
|Last Modified:||04 Aug 2016 14:39|
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