• 1. Describe the Stages of Development of Theoretical Nursing.
    specialties. This stage marked the development of educational programs that were organized around the integration of theory, research, and practice. The members of the specialty areas developed theories related to their fields. A characteristic of this stage is the systematic reappraisal of philosophical and theoretical underpinning that have guided the definitions and the conceptualization of the central concepts of the domain of nursing....
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  • Islam and Science
    its explanation of the development (rise and decline) of a thriving scientific tradition, with research projects, funding, institutions, and patronage. [9] Efforts to demonstrate the existence of an inherent ‘nexus’ between Islam and science constitute part of the ‘ideological’ underpinning of the...
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  • Commentary on Cronbachs Disciplines of Scientific Psychology
    experimental psychologist views as error and tries to prevent from confusing the experimental effects, is the aim of study for the correlational psychologist. According to Cronbach, the two streams differ in their philosophical underpinnings, methods of inquiry, topical interests and the loci of...
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  • Philosophical Analysis
    resources. Having exposed to the mission, vision and core values of NCST, I could say that the institution adapted various philosophy. First and the most dominated philosophy is the Progressivism, a philosophical belief that argues that education must be based on the fact that humans are by nature...
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  • Theoretical Framework in Nursing
    is likely to reveal the foundations of the theorist’s ideas. * Philosophical Underpinnings of the Theory The background of the scholar most likely contributed heavily to the philosophical basis and paradigmatic origins of the model or theory. * Major Assumptions, Concepts and...
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  • Modern Philosophy
    naturalism on roughly scientific principles. Hume's work A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) combined naturalism with a spirit of skepticism, and these themes together united the tradition known as empiricism. Other philosophers who made major contributions to empiricism include Thomas Hobbes and George...
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  • Biology Ch. 1 Notes
    supported by evidence, and not contradicted by any evidence, that explain some aspect of nature. For a theory to remain valid, it must explain all the evidence, and not have any thing contradict it. The scientific process begins with the inquisitive mind. First there is a question – “what is this...
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  • Philosophy
    naturalism and empiricism on roughly scientific principles. Hume's work A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) combined empiricism with a spirit of skepticism. Other philosophers who made major contributions to empiricism include Thomas Hobbes and George Berkeley (Bishop Berkeley). During this era...
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  • Essay
    field. This argument must be supported critically with evidence drawn from the relevant literature(s). You should then go on to consider the fit between your own research objectives and this dominant paradigm, and to explore potential flexibilities in the underpinning philosophical assumptions that...
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  • Psychology Term Paper
    . Theorists such as Jean Piaget – who studied the development of cognition, Noam Chomsky – who studied the psychological underpinnings of language, and Herbert Simon and colleagues – who studied problem solving, paved a new path in psychology by using scientific methods (way beyond introspection) for...
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  • Complexity Theory as Applied to Nursing
    . Complexity and its notions of interconnectedness gives nursing a theoretical and philosophical underpinning for practice that has much more to offer than the limited reductionism approach of traditional science. Modern scientific thinking can help nursing if we are prepared to accept the challenge of...
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  • Utopia
    origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, focussing on the 1936 war. A reflection on the philosophical underpinnings of such a movement and their practical application. As both an informative and inspiring piece of research it is considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts...
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  • What does it mean to describe psychosocial studies as a ‘transdiscipline’?
    disciplinary research to date has involved the integration across natural scientific boundaries, furthermore, when social science knowledge has been incorporated there has often been a tendency to marginalise concept and approaches deemed incompatible (Horlick-Jones and Sime 2004). It is worth...
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  • Philosophy
    science discusses the underpinnings of the scientific method and has affected the nature of scientific investigation and argumentation. As such, philosophy has fundamental implications for science as a whole. For example, the strictly empirical approach of Skinner's behaviorism affected for decades the...
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  • Branches of Philosophy
    epistemology, which aid in understanding the requisites for knowledge, sound evidence, and justified belief (important in law, economics, decision theory, and a number of other disciplines). The philosophy of science discusses the underpinnings of the scientific method and has affected the nature of...
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  • Proposal Hrm
    that objects have an existence independent of the human mind (Saunders et al, 2007). Realism shares some philosophical aspects with Positivism as it assumes a scientific approach to the development of knowledge, underpinning this assumption is the collection of data and the understanding of those...
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  • Study Guide
    philosophical and scientific issues which inform modern social work perspectives. This is followed by a review of major knowledge building theories of social science which inform social work. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of theories needed for research and study of integrated social...
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  • World Views
    available to understand the problem (see Rossman & Wilson, 1985). As a philosophical underpinning for mixed methods studies, Tashakkori and Teddlie (1998), Morgan (2007), and Patton (1990) convey its importance for focusing attention on the research problem in social science research and then using...
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  • Description
    analysis of research results. The major content areas explored are psychophysics, perception, learning, memory, cognition, individual differences, social influences, environmental and human factors. Each of these content areas will be studied using the statistical and research techniques of scientific...
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  • Chris Wayn
    KEY PERFORMANCE PREDICTORS FOR SMALL AND MICRO TOURISM ENTERPRISES IN SOUTH AFRICA: PHILOSOPHICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS Chris van Zyl University of Stellenbosch Business School University of Stellenbosch Stellenbosch, South Africa Telephone: +27219874495 Fax...
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