Relationship of nursing theories to nursing researches

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Relationship of nursing theories to nursing researches

  1. 1.  RESEARCH – process of inquiry  THEORY – product of knowledge
  2. 2. Result of the relationship between research & theory
  3. 3. Research without theory results in discreet information or data which does not add to the accumulated knowledge of the discipline.  Theory guides the research process, forms the research questions, aids in design, analysis and interpretation. 
  4. 4. It enables the scientist to weave the facts together.  The relationship is direct and positive  The choice of a research design depends on the question asked and the current state of theory development. (Kaiser Permanente, 2009) 
  5. 5.  Theory and its associated research design may be Descriptive Correlational Experimental
  6. 6.     To identify meaningful and relevant areas for study. To propose plausible approaches to health problems. To develop or refine theories Define the concepts and proposed relationships between concepts.
  7. 7.    To interpret research findings To develop clinical practice protocols. To generate nursing diagnosis.

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