Williams, R. ; Dunn, A.; Quinn, C.; Hassall, C.

Q sort response data on stakeholder discourse and opinion towards a non-native lizard species (Podarcis muralis)

This dataset contains response data from Q sort exercises investigating attitudes towards non-native lizards in the UK conducted in 2017-18.

Data have been collected using standard Q method techniques for combined qualitative and quantitative investigation into subjective viewpoints surrounding a research topic. The data provided are the final Q sort arrangements obtained from participants and provide the basis for further factor analysis.

Publication date: 2019-03-04

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Williams, R. ; Dunn, A.; Quinn, C.; Hassall, C. (2019). Q sort response data on stakeholder discourse and opinion towards a non-native lizard species (Podarcis muralis). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/a9c314d8-8a87-4992-9677-d9705c380f10

 

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Where/When

Temporal extent
2017-01-01    to    2018-12-31

Supplemental information

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Provenance & quality

The Q set was developed from statements generated from several sources in direct response to (or pertaining to) the open question of ‘Do you have any thoughts or feelings about the presence of wall lizards in the UK?’

A total of 128 statements were collected, at which point no further original opinion/sentiment was found. A review process to fine tune the final Q set (in terms of reduction in number of statements and maintenance of plain language) was then undertaken. This revision process resulted in the construction of a final Q set consisting of 76 statements that provided a comprehensive and balanced coverage of the study topic.

Twenty-six participants across seven stakeholder groups took part in the Q sorts in the summer of 2017. The Q sort was administered either in person or online.

Correspondence/contact details

Robert Williams
University of Leeds
Leeds
UK
bsrjw@leeds.ac.uk

Authors

Williams, R.
University of Leeds
Dunn, A.
University of Leeds
Quinn, C.
University of Leeds
Hassall, C.
University of Leeds

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Invasive non-native species,  Invasive species Podarcis muralis Q methodology,  wall lizard