Q Methodology as a Tool for Committee Governance Research

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Abstract

The allegiance of national bureaucratic elites to European, national, institutional and policy-specific identities or associations is the subject of a growing body of European integration literature. Reviewing the methods employed by committee governance research, Q methodology is suggested as an alternative mechanism for measuring bureaucrat norms, beliefs and values. Its application to research on European committee governance could therefore increase the robustness of the qualitative element of existing mixed methods approaches. This would provide further insight into policy making processes at the international level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1087
JournalWest European Politics
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

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