Delivers all information required for mandatory Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course in one book
By embracing the major conceptual and theoretical contributions to nursing research that are outside of Autraditional Au nursing theory, this is an vitalresource for nurse researchers, and one that is indispensible for doctoral nursing students embarking on their dissertations. Containing the fullcomplement of information required for the mandatory Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course for PhD programs, this text disseminates the foundationalskills needed for excellence in research and scholarship. The book examines in-depth the components of nursing theory and the types and uses of theory innursing research and practice, and teaches students about the nature and use of concepts, how to think critically, and Auways of thinking Au that areessential for nursing research.
This text contains information for developing concepts and mid-range theory, using a variety of qualitative research methods, developing theoretical scopeby linking mid-range theories, and moving knowledge towards certainty and evidence. It also illustrates the construction of frameworks for quantitativeinquiry, exploring theory in mixed-method design, and how theory develops knowledge. Each method includes a description of the methodological approach andexamples of subsequent concept or theory development. The text includes several methods for the development of concepts, micro- and mid-range theoriesusing qualitative research, and the new trend towards moving these qualitative theories to practice-based evidence. Each section of the book containspragmatic examples and supplementary activities that encourage inquiry. An Instructors Manual facilitates the teaching of content to enhancestudent learning.
Teaches the significance of and foundations of Perspective, Concepts, Qualitatively-Derived Theory, Quantitative Frameworks, QuantitativeTheoretical Development, Knowledge Development from Research, Application, and Evidence Focuses on current nursing research and how it is used in practice today Demonstrates the significant relationship between theory, research, knowledge development, evidence and practice Promotes excellence in scholarship and research
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