R.H. Atkin's Q-analysis is described in terms of a study of nurses' countertransferences toward patients, and the outcome of a Q-analysis is compared with Stephenson's Q methodology. The conclusion is reached that Q-analysis is a variant of R methodology inasmuch as it is logico-categorical and oriented toward discovering inherent structure among objective features of the external world, hence is distinct from Q methodology which is designed to provide a science for subjectivity.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.15133/j.os.1984.018
Journal Operant Subjectivity
Steven R. Brown. (1984). "Q-Analysis": Caveat Emptor. Operant Subjectivity, 8(1), 6–17. doi:10.15133/j.os.1984.018