E3S Web Conf.
Volume 200, 2020The 1st Geosciences and Environmental Sciences Symposium (ICST 2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Disaster Risk Reduction|
|Published online||23 October 2020|
Q methodology to determine distinguishing and consensus factors (a case study of university students’ ecoliteracy on disaster risk reduction)
Environmental Science Program, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2 Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Islam Nusantara, Bandung, Indonesia
3 Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q methodology is to measure the diversity of human subjectivity, such as perspective, mindset, preferences, opinions, and attitudes. It is one of the approaches applied in mixed methods research. This paper is part of a preliminary study that aims to examine the application of Q methodology. Fourteen undergraduate students from the Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada, participated in this study. Data collected with Q sorting techniques using the Q-Sortware, and analyzed with Principal Component Analysis using KADE desktop. Both are software used specifically in Q methodology research. The method implementation aims to determine the distinguishing factors and consensus of students’ ecoliteracy components on disaster risk reduction. The research showed that Q-Sortware tends to facilitate researchers in collecting data. However, it is quite complicated and less practical for participants. Meanwhile, the KADE desktop has an attractive interface with a tutorial that makes it easy to use. By analyzing the case study, the result showed that the students’ ecoliteracy component is represented by five distinguishing factors and two consensus statements, with cumulative variations explained by 68 %. This study is, however, limited by the performance of quantitative procedures without in-depth qualitative data interpretation.
Key words: Consensus / disaster risk reduction / distinguishing factors / ecoliteracy
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.