Q methodology was used to enable the identification of discourses among stakeholders to the environmental and resource dimensions of sustainability policies and to gain an understanding of the usefulness of Q methodology in informing sustainability policy development. The application of Q methodology has been useful in identifying shared discourses between different stakeholder groups, and providing insights into how stakeholders frame or understand policy issues; and recommendations are made for ongoing research priorities. These insights, in turn, informed the choice of scenarios for an in parallel process of policy evaluation using Ecological and Carbon Footprinting.
- Q methodology; sustainability; stakeholder analysis; policy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Water Science and Technology
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
- Environmental Science(all)
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law