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metatheory

(met?a-the'a-re, -ther'e)
1. Knowledge about a discipline. For nursing theory, it is the most global (abstract) type of nursing theory. It focuses on broad issues that address the profession's most important concepts: the relationships among human beings, health, the environment, and nursing itself. See: metaparadigm
2. A theory about the knowledge of a discipline, such as the nature and structure of nursing knowledge.
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13) And when it comes to the tax base, a second meta-theory comes into play that would predict failure for the group.
It is believed that as important as highlighting the ontological difference around the micro and macro social, is to highlight the commitment of the practice meta-theory, in our view, it seems to be the emphasis on lived action (immersion / engagement in activities) and intelligibility required to do so.
This position, or meta-theory abjures, is inimical to theorizing in the sense of, imposing, a reductive 'set of tools' or an interpretative frame.
This meta-theory includes a range of epistemological and ontological precepts.
As noted previously, the PhD program emphasizes nursing theory and meta-theory, which refines and expands nursing knowledge while the DNP utilizes this knowledge in their practice.
These principles do provide a basis for an appropriate meta-theory, I believe, but they need expanding upon and articulating into a more fully-blown philosophy.
Less emphasis on theory and meta-theory development; the emphasis is on applying the theory to practice.
Furthermore, it presents an integrative literature review that provides a meta-theory, hitherto missing, to explain the reasons for which there are endless disputes in the literature about the purpose of HRD.
Seven popular counseling theories are presented in this book and integrated into a meta-theory utilizing the common denominator of existentialism.
However, preliminary research based on the STF and its derivative, the MSCI, is promising and suggests that research derived from this constructivist meta-theory has the potential to address the challenges facing career research in the post-modern era, while not discounting the contribution of the modern era.
Overall, Macfarlane has done an excellent job of synthesizing others' work and using it to evidence his meta-theory.