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Table 2 Example for determining one respondents' type based on the scale creation method

From: Combining the best of two methodological worlds? Integrating Q methodology-based farmer archetypes in a quantitative model of agri-environmental scheme uptake

Statement Defining
for
Archetype ranking (AR) Participant response (PR) Reverse coded (PR’)a Participant score (PS)b Archetype score (AS)c Archetype
T-scored
S3 TFP − 3 2 4 12 24 61.74
S12  + 3 4 4 12
S5 NP  + 4 5 5 20 40 68.62
S6 − 4 1 5 20
S14 PM − 3 5 1 3 19 43.80
S18  + 4 4 4 16
S8 PS − 3 5 1 3 23 52.07
S16  + 4 5 5 20
  1. aif AR < 0: PR’ = 6-PR; else PR’ = PR
  2. bPS =|AR| * PR’
  3. cAS = ∑PS by archetype
  4. dnormalized AS