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Authors

  1. Stone, Teresa Elizabeth PhD
  2. Maguire, Jane PhD
  3. Kang, Sook Jung PhD, FNP-C
  4. Cha, Chiyoung PhD, RN

Abstract

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.