Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing

Paperback | September 15, 2010

byLorraine Olszewski Walker, Kay Coalson Avant

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Completely updated in a new 5th edition, this book details the advances that have been made in theory development and demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work. Introductory chapters clarify the relevance of theory to nursing practice, while concluding chapters contain a greater emphasis on how theories can be tested for validity and utility in practice. Features include:

  • Recent theory development work being done by nurses;
  • Emergent philosophical views that reflect increased diversity;
  • International nursing theory development.
  • Updated material through-out
  • Preliminary Notes that engage the reader with a personal voice.

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Completely updated in a new 5th edition, this book details the advances that have been made in theory development and demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.5 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132156881

ISBN - 13:9780132156882

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Table of Contents

<_st23a_place _w3a_st="on"> <_st23a_place _w3a_st="on">PART I. Overview of Theory & Theory Development

1. Theory in Nursing: Past to Present

2. Using Knowledge Development and Theory to Inform Practice

3. Approaches to Theory Development Used in This Book

 

PART II. Derivation Strategies

4. Concept Derivation

5. Statement Derivation

6. Theory Derivation

 

PART III. Synthesis Strategies

7. Concept Synthesis

8. Statement Synthesis

9. Theory Synthesis

 

PART IV. Analysis Strategies

10. Concept Analysis

11. Statement Analysis

12. Theory Analysis

 

PART V. Perspectives on Theory and Its Credibility

13. Concept, Statement, and Theory Testing