ERIC Number: EJ612515
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Levels of Theoretical Thinking in Nursing.
Higgins, Patricia A.; Moore, Shirley M.
Nursing Outlook, v48 n4 p179-83 Jul-Aug 2000
Examines four related levels of theoretical thinking that are used in developing knowledge for nursing practice, education, and science: (1) meta-theory; (2) grand theory; (3) middle-range theory; and (4) micro-range theory. Discusses each according to typology, scope, generalizability, level of abstraction, and role. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/JOW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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