Fourteen of fifteen Q studies published in Nursing Research (1952•1988) were noted to contain serious methodological problems with data analysis. This finding supports the contention that Q methodology has been either misused or misunderstood by certain authors who have published studies in the nursing literature. It is suggested that nurse researchers use appropriate sources to avoid the problems which were encountered in the sample of studies reviewed.

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Journal Operant Subjectivity
Deborah Gibson, & Janice R. Ingle. (1989). A Select Review of Nursing Research. Operant Subjectivity, 13(1), 3–7. doi:10.15133/j.os.1989.010