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Analyzing and Conceptualizing the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Analyzing And Conceptualizing The Theoretical Foundations Of Nursing


Delivers all information required for mandatory Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course in one bookBy embracing the major conceptual and theoretical contributions to nursing research that are outside of traditional nursing theory, this is an vital resource for nurse researchers, and one that is indispensible for doctoral nursing students embarking on their dissertations. Containing the full complement of information required for the mandatory Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course for PhD programs, this text disseminates the foundational skills needed for excellence in research and scholarship. The book examines in-depth the components of nursing theory and the types and uses of theory in nursing research and practice, and teaches students about the nature and use of concepts, how to think critically, and ways of thinking that are essential for nursing research. This text contains information for developing concepts and mid-range theory, using a variety of qualitative research methods, developing theoretical scope by linking mid-range theories, and moving knowledge towards certainty and evidence. It also illustrates the construction of frameworks for quantitative inquiry, exploring theory in mixed-method design, and how theory develops knowledge. Each method includes a description of the methodological approach and examples of subsequent concept or theory development. The text includes several methods for the development of concepts, micro- and mid-range theories using qualitative research, and the new trend towards moving these qualitative theories to practice-based evidence. Each section of the book contains pragmatic examples and supplementary activities that encourage inquiry. An Instructors Manual facilitates the teaching of content to enhance student learning.Key Features: Teaches the significance of and foundations of Perspective, Concepts, Qualitatively-Derived Theory, Quantitative Frameworks, Quantitative Theoretical Development, Knowledge Development from Research, Application, and EvidenceFocuses on current nursing research and how it is used in practice today Demonstrates the significant relationship between theory, research, knowledge development, evidence and practicePromotes excellence in scholarship and research Includes extensive Instructor's Manualto facilitate teaching of content



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  • Format: Hardcover
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co
  • ISBN-13: 9780826161017
  • ISBN: 0826161014
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Edition: 1
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