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MANAGING CONFLICT AT THE COUNTY LEVEL: THE USE OF Q METHODOLOGY IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

JENNIFER P. MAXWELL
Public Administration Quarterly
Vol. 24, No. 3 (FALL, 2000), pp. 338-354
Published by: SPAEF
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40861814
Page Count: 17
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Abstract

This article examines the efficacy of Q methodology as a tool to resolve conflict at the county level. Using a case study of a conflict between a county visitors and convention bureau and citizens and policy-makers in Northeast Ohio, feedback of stakeholders are compared using Q methodology and Nominal Group Technique (NGT) voting. The results show that NGT results are heavily skewed in one direction, reflecting only the viewpoint of "high power" participants in the dispute while the Q sort data accurately reflect the viewpoints of the entire group of disputants. The article concludes by discussing the implication of these findings in managing conflict at the county level.

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