Relationship of Theory, Research, and Practice (6) (4) (4)

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Relationship of Theory, Research, and Practice (6) (4) (4)
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Relationship of Theory, Research, and Practice
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  1. Theory
    • Assumptions, principles, or propositions that explain or guide practice (action)
    • Set of sentences that show relationships between concepts - why things happen
  2. Purposes of Theory (4 pts)
    • Systematic organization of data
    • Provide insight - guide interventions
    • Describe / explain significant phenomena
    • Predict outcomes
  3. Focus of Theory
    • Describe
    • Explain
    • Predict
    • Control
  4. Usefulness of Theory (4 pts)
    • Interpret and organize data
    • Focus on what's important
    • Guide interventions
    • Determine desired outcomes
    • Evidence of effectiveness of interventions
  5. Relationship between Theory, Research, and Practice
    • Cycle with entry @ any point.
    • Most likely starts with Practice.
  6. Research
    • Inquiry
    • Experimentation
    • Collecting information
  7. Science
    • Focus on cause and effect
    • Validates theory
    • Result of relationship between research and theory
    • Process and product
  8. Science as Process
    • Systematic inquiry based on empirical observations
    • Procedures or methods of acquiring knowledge
  9. Science as Product
    • Result of investigation
    • Empirical knowledge from testing

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