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7 Criteria for
Theory Analysis
Origin
Meaning
Logical Adequacy
Usefulness
Generalizability
Parsimony
Testability
7 Criteria of Theory Analysis:
Origin
How did the theory come about? From practice?
What prompted its development?
Was is
inductive
or
deductive
?
Empirical support in literature & research?
What is already known?
7 Criteria of Theory Analysis:
Meaning
How do the
concepts
relate to each other?
What
kinds
of concepts are in the theory? Abstract / Concrete?
What kinds of
definitions
? Operational / Theoretical?
What kinds of
statements
? Descriptive / Relational / Causal?
7 Criteria of Theory Analysis:
Logical Adequacy
Structure logical?
Free of fallacies?
Accuracy in predictions?
Premises accurate? Correctly drawn?
Format accurate?
Content make sense to experts in the field?
7 Criteria of Theory Analysis:
Usefulness
Provide new insights?
Explain phenomena better than previous theories?
Allow better prescriptions?
Potential to benefit nursing practice?
7 Criteria of Theory Analysis:
Generalizability
Extent generalization can be made
Wider usage = more generalizable
Where can this information be used?
7 Criteria of Theory Analysis:
Parsimony
Simplicity
Covers broad range of situations
Statements do not overlap
7 Criteria of Theory Analysis:
Testability
Hypotheses
can be generated?
Definitions are operational or observable?
(If already tested, then testable.)
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Theory Analysis (8)
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Theory Analysis
Updated
2010-03-11T16:19:08Z
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