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Updated terminology and the addition of many new phrases with examples and references that mirror present nursing perform make this 3rd version of the Dictionary of Nursing concept and learn a invaluable accompaniment to the nursing student's or practitioner nurse's bookshelf. With the inclusion of analysis, concept, statistical, and epidemiologic definitions, in addition to cross-reference notes on the finish of every access, this compilation is among the such a lot complete and updated nursing dictionaries available.

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Construct A construct is a theoretical dimension that has been or potentially could be operationalized by one or more variables. The terms concept and construct are often used in place of one another, but some authors make certain distinctions between the two. Concept is usually regarded as the more general of the terms. In that case all constructs are concepts, but all concepts are not constructs. Pain, for example, is a construct that is also a concept. But ideal mother would be regarded by many researchers as a concept but not a construct.

J. Thomas (1993) described the result as "conventional ethnography with a political purpose" (p. 4). Thus, interpretation of cultural reality is done with the aim of revealing or exposing injustice and giving * voice to marginalized or oppressed individuals or groups. For examples of its use in the nursing literature see Bent (2003) and Varcoe (2001). See Ethnography and Critical Theory. Critical Hermeneutics Critical hermeneutics is suspicious of interpretations of experience, assuming that interpretations are prone to unavoidable biases and, thus, "will never be linguistically unproblematic.

In vivo codes tend to be 'catchy' labels that often make use of participants' actual words and expressions. * Axial coding involves procedures for manipulating the data by relating codes (that stand for categories and properties of categories) to each other; and selective coding involves the identification of a 'storyline' in the data and discovery of a core category, or ""basic social process (BSP). See Dummy Variable and Grounded Theory. Coefficient Alpha (Cronbach's Alpha) Coefficient alpha, also known as Cronbach's alpha (the educational psychologist, Lee J.

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