Theory Analysis Paper Instructions & Rubric (20%)
Your paper is to be presented in APA 6th Edition scholarly format using the required headings shown below and should be no longer then 7-10 pages. All papers must be submitted to the correct DropBox in eCompanion. Be sure to follow the rubric below and include all the required information, in APA 6th Edition format with references. See syllabus for PPT or YouTube presentation about your theorist (10%).
Requirements 100 points (20%)
A. Theory/Author Name and Background (20 points)
Choose a nursing theory/theorist from your text or other nursing theory book, give the name of the theory/theorist and give crucial references for the original and/or current work of the theorist and other authors writing about the theory. Describe the theorist's background as much as possible and how it impacted the theory development. (10 points) Describe the theory in your own words. What phenomenon of concern or problems are addressed by the theory (10 points) B. Theory Description (20 points)
Purpose - Why was the theory developed? Explain whether it is induction or deduction. Give evidence for your judgment. (5 points) Concepts - What are the major concepts of the theory? How are they defined? (theoretically and/or operationally) Is the author consistent in the use of the concepts and other terms in the theory? (5 points) Definitions- How are the concepts defined? Implicitly or explicitly? (5 points) Relationships- Identify the relationships (propositions) among the major concepts (5 points). C. Evaluation (20 points)
Assumptions - List explicit and implicit assumptions (values/beliefs) underlying the theory. On what assumptions does the theory build? (10 points) Metaparadigm - If critiquing a nursing theory, does it have a description of the four metaparadigm concepts of nursing and how are they explained in the theory? Does it link to a non-nursing theory, is so what metaparadigm elements do you see...
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