ArticlesA Methodology for Critical Science in NursingFontana, Joyce S. MSNAuthor Information From the Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Conn, and the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn. Corresponding author: Joyce S. Fontana, MSN, Saint Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117 (e-mail: [email protected]). Advances in Nursing Science: April 2004 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 93-101 Buy Abstract There is confusion surrounding critical science in nursing. Many studies which could be considered critical do not identify themselves as such. Reasons for this may be the lack of a clear definition of critical science in nursing or the failure of the discipline to identify the defining characteristics of a critical methodology. This article addresses the confusion by defining critical science in nursing in addition to presenting a critical methodology synthesizing 7 common processes seen in critical research. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.