Relationship of Theory and Research / Edition 3

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This text fills a major gap in the literature of most disciplines by presenting a detailed discussion of the reciprocal relationship of conceptual models and theories with research models. It also emphasizes information needed by both novice and accomplished scholars for the analysis and evaluation of research reports and proposals for new studies.

Evaluating the relation between theory & research; integrating research findings; writing grant proposals.

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Fawcett (U. of Pennsylvania) presents a detailed discussion of the relationship between conceptual models, middle-range theories, and empirical research methods. Chapters outline the conceptual-theoretical-empirical structures and how to evaluate them; discuss how to integrate research findings; and present guidelines for writing research proposals and reports. Appends several sample research papers accompanied by Fawcett's analyses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803604063
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An Overview of Conceptual Models, Theories, and Research 1
2 Analyzing Conceptual-Theoretical-Empirical Structures for Research 27
3 Evaluating Conceptual-Theoretical-Empirical Structures for Research 85
4 Preparing Integrative Reviews of Research Findings 119
5 Writing Research Proposals and Reports 143
Appendices 205
A Analysis and Evaluation of a Descriptive Theory-Generating Study: The Method of Concept Analysis 211
B Analysis and Evaluation of a Descriptive Theory-Generating Study: The Case-Study Method 241
C Analysis and Evaluation of a Descriptive Theory-Generating Study: The Interpretive Method of Naturalistic Inquiry 261
D Analysis and Evaluation of a Descriptive Theory-Testing Study: The Method of Psychometric Analysis 283
E Analysis and Evaluation of a Descriptive Theory-Testing Study: The Survey Method 305
F Analysis and Evaluation of an Explanatory Theory-Testing Study: Correlational Research 335
G Analysis and Evaluation of a Predictive Theory-Testing Study: Experimental Research 367
Index 385
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