Applying the Q Sort Method: A Qualitative Classification of Factors Associated with Organizational Training Support Inventory (OTSI)
The Q Sort Method was applied to the Organizational Training Support Inventory (OTSI) in an initial exploratory effort to identify the categories or factors that are measured by the OTSI and included in the general construct of organizational support for training. Subject matter experts (SMEs) used a listing of eight potential categories or factors as a basis for grouping and organizing each of the 25 items which comprise the OTSI. Results of the categorization revealed that seven constructs appear to be measured in the OTSI, which include organizational strategy, finance and budgeting, training evaluation, resource allocation, organizational culture and organizational practices. Further research implications and recommendations are provided.