6203 Week 1 Flashcards


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a process by which an academic discipline communicates its fundamental characteristics

metapardigm

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statements that link concepts together

propositions

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premise without proof until we study them

assumption

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way of organizing the concepts and their relationship with each other

framework

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a diagram of concepts and their relationship with each other

models

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building blocks of theory?

concepts

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what are theory attributes?

  • concepts
  • theory
  • models
  • framework
  • assumptions
  • metaparadigm

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what is the overall goal of theory?

guide practice; theory can be integrated into any nursing setting or situation

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explanations that people frequently invoke to make sense of their lives

common sense theories

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theories that contain more clearly outlined characteristics and have better defined purposes than definitions of common sense theories

scientific theories

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theories which are less concerned with the aim to understand human behavior and more directed toward facilitating healthy community living and protecting individuals in specific population groups

public policy theory

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what type of theories are conspiracy theories?

common-sense theories

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what are the elements of both conspiracy and commonsense theories?

an attempt to make sense of reality, to explain events and circumstances so that humans can function in a world, in a reality, in a place furnished with meaning

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what are the elements of scientific theories?

concepts, variables, statements, and formats

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what are the 3 main goals of scientific theories?

description, explanation, and prediction

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dynamic process of asking and answering specific types of questions; the result, the outcome, or the outgrowth from this operation - the answer part of the equation

theory

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implies movement, dynamics, and dialogue; asks questions such as why? how? when? what for?

theorizing

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classified human experience into three types

Aristotle

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observed that human relationships are historical, contextual, and contingent

Aristotle

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approached human behavior as resulting from fixed, universal forces

Aristotle

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views the relationship of theory and practice as the same as the one between action and reflection; calls it a dialogical one

Freire

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thought that individual behavior and the way that people live in society represent a constant converstaion or dialogue between one's doing and thinking about what was done - thinking about what was done, in turn shaping what will be done next

Freire