Critical theory and Q Methodology
"Recall that a critical theory strives to interpret the condition of
a group of sufferers, make plain to them the cause of their
suffering, and by sketching a course of relief, demonstrate that
their situation is not immutable. Any such theory is validated by
reflective acceptance and ensuing action on the part of its
audience. In its standard presentations, then, a critical theory
has three aspects: one interpretive, one quasi-causal, one
emnacipatory. Whereas Q Methology is largely silent on questions
of causality, let me suggest that it can generate major
contributions to both the interpretive and emancipatory moments of a
critical theory. " (my emphasis)
(Dryzek, J.S., 1990, p.185)
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