Practical Issues of Conducting a Q Methodology Study: Lessons Learned From a Cross-cultural Study

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
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Advances in Nursing Science, 2018
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Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.This article advances nursing research by presenting the methodological challenges experienced in conducting a multination Q-methodology study. This article critically analyzes the relevance of the methodology for cross-cultural and nursing research and the challenges that led to specific responses by the investigators. The use of focus groups with key stakeholders supplemented the Q-analysis results. The authors discuss practical issues and shared innovative approaches and provide best-practice suggestions on the use of this flexible methodology. Q methodology has the versatility to explore complexities of contemporary nursing practice and cross-cultural health research.
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