Phases of Q-Analysis specific to the Loving Heart Connections® research project.
Phase 1: Initial Data Collection began March 10, 2022. Participants described succinctly as possible, 5 ways LHC® has affected their life. n=43
Phase 2: Statements (N=175) were sorted so that similar statements were categorized together into groups, by the researchers. These groups were assigned phrases agreed upon by the researchers. n=40
This was done within a quasi-normal distribution. All participants share the same mean, standard deviation and distribution of ratings.
Phase 3: Participants were then asked to sort the phrases; extremes of the distribution represent most helpful (+4) and least helpful (-4).
Phase 4: The above Q sorts were then statistically analyzed for correlation and factor analysis to discern interrelationships of viewpoints via a correlational matrix. Factor scores WERE obtained for each phrase; particularly large or small scores represented phrases the participants consider most important.
The research group has completed phases 1, 2 and 3. We invite you to check back often to see how the research develops.