Positivism and qualitative nursing research.

  • John Paley
  • Published 2001 in Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice


Despite the hostility to positivism shown by qualitative methodologists in nursing, as in other disciplines, the epistemological and ontological instincts of qualitative researchers seem to coincide with those of the positivists, especially Bayesian positivists. This article suggests that positivists and qualitative researchers alike are pro-observation… (More)


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