TFN - INTRODUCTION TO THEORY WEEK 2

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Abstract concepts

indirectly observed, or intangible, independent of time and place

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Operational Definition

o Specifies exactly how the concept will be determined and assess. It identifies procedures and operations significant to determine concepts

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Concrete concepts

directly observed and tangible.

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Conceptual definition

o Comparable to definition from a literature such as dictionary, encyclopedia, and journals.

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CONCEPTS

enhances one’s capacity to understand phenomena as it helps define the meaning of a word.

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Operational Definition

o Meaning of a word based on the method of how its was measured or how the person come up with that perception.

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Theoretical Framework

A point of focus for attacking the unknown in a specific area.

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Conceptual Framework

Specific concepts and propositions derived from empirical observation.

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Conceptual definition

o The meaning of the word based on how a certain theory or relevant literature perceives

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Theoretical Framework

To explain the relationship of two or more variables.

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Theoretical Framework

Establish connections between observations and facts

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Conceptual Framework

Concepts are placed within a logical, sequential design

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Theoretical Framework

o Test Theories o To stimulate research

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4 Components of the nursing paradigm

Person, Nursing, Environment, Health

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Conceptual Framework

To make research findings meaningful and generalization

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Conceptual Framework

To stimulate research and the extension of knowledge by providing both directions and inputs.

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Conceptual Framework

To encourage theory development that is useful to practice.

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Theoretical Framework

Derived from specific concepts and propositions that are induced and deduced.

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Hall's Three Aspects of Nursing

Core, Care, Cure

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Nursing Paradigm

o Patterns or models used to show a clear relationships among the existing theoretical works in nursing.

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Environment

The internal external conditions surrounding the patient

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Person

The recipient of nursing care

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Health

The patient’s level of wellness or well-being

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Nursing

The actions of the person administering care

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Philosophy of Nursing

o The next knowledge level after metaparadigm

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Observation

Integration of knowledge and /or phenomenon by a rational/sentient being

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Gathering of date

recognition and collecting data for a particular scientific problem or inquiry

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Forming hypothesis

an attempt to explain or suggest a nature of a phenomenon

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Perception

achieving understanding of sensory data

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Conclusion or theoretical explanation

a statement explaining a set of natural phenomena derived from investigation

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Experimental investigation

a set of examinations done to solve the particular query raised through hypothesis

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Learning

acquiring experiences, skills, information and values

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Association

combining two or more concepts/ideas to form a new concept for comparison

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Communication

transferring data from sender to receiver using different mediums or tools of communication

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Reasoning

mental process of seeking conclusions through reason

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Traditional Knowledge

o Nursing Practice passed down from generation to generation.

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Sources of Knowledge

Traditional, Scientific, Authoritative

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Scientific Knowledge

o Knowledge which came from a scientific method through knowledge.

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Authoritative Knowledge

o Idea by person with authority which is perceived as true because of his or her expertise.

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