a process by which an academic discipline communicates its fundamental characteristics
statements that link concepts together
premise without proof until we study them
way of organizing the concepts and their relationship with each other
a diagram of concepts and their relationship with each other
building blocks of theory?
what are theory attributes?
what is the overall goal of theory?
guide practice; theory can be integrated into any nursing setting or situation
explanations that people frequently invoke to make sense of their lives
common sense theories
theories that contain more clearly outlined characteristics and have better defined purposes than definitions of common sense theories
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
what type of theories are conspiracy theories?
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
what are the elements of scientific theories?
concepts, variables, statements, and formats
what are the 3 main goals of scientific theories?
description, explanation, and prediction
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
implies movement, dynamics, and dialogue; asks questions such as why? how? when? what for?
classified human experience into three types
observed that human relationships are historical, contextual, and contingent
approached human behavior as resulting from fixed, universal forces
views the relationship of theory and practice as the same as the one between action and reflection; calls it a dialogical one
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