qmethod (version 1.5.5)

qmb.summary: Q Methodology: Summary of bootstrap results

Description

Summarises bootstrap results for Q-sorts and statements into two tables.

Usage

qmb.summary(qmboots)

Arguments

qmboots

an object of bootstrap results, as produced by qmboots.

Value

Returns a list with two data frames:

qsorts

data frame with Q-sort as rows, and the following columns: the factor loadings from the standard analysis, the bootstrap, the bootstrap SE, the estimate of bias, and the frequency of flagging.

statements

data frame with statements as rows, and the following columns: the z-scores from the standard analysis, from the bootstrap, bootstrap SE, estimate of bias of z-scores, factor scores from the standard analysis, from the bootstrap, estimate of bias of factor scores, distinguishing and consensus statements from the standard results (see qdc) and from the bootstrap values.

References

Zabala, Pascual (2016) Bootstrapping Q Methodology to Improve the Understanding of Human Perspectives. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148087.

See Also

qmethod, qmboots

Examples

Run this code
# NOT RUN {
data(lipset)
boots <- qmboots(lipset[[1]], nfactors = 3, nsteps = 50, 
                 load = "auto", rotation = "varimax",
                 indet = "qindet", fsi = TRUE)

boots.summary <- qmb.summary(boots)

# First rows of the summary for Q-sorts:
head(boots.summary$qsorts)

# First rows of the summary for statements:
head(boots.summary$statements)
# }

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