Using Q methodology to develop more perceptive insights on transport and social inclusion
ridership - attitudes, policy - social exclusion
Transportation policy, Social inclusion, Perception, Methodology, Methodologies, Mental attitudes, Exploratory studies, Attitudes, Accessibility
This paper describes an exploratory study using Q methodology to investigate perceptions of transport's role in people's lives. In this study, Q helped reveal four distinct attitudes towards transport amongst participants. The findings suggest that Q methodology offers an innovative way of defining discourses which frame participants' views on transport and that such micro-scale analysis can facilitate the development of more nuanced understandings of transport and social inclusion.
Raje, Fiona. (2007). Using Q methodology to develop more perceptive insights on transport and social inclusion. Transport Policy, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 467-477.