metatheory

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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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A truly pluralistic outlook would allow each religion to retain the coherence of its own internal grammar, without forcing the theoretical adjustments required by an additional religious meta-theory.
Collaborating, Learning and Leveraging Knowledge Across Borders: A Meta-Theory of Learning
College Cork, Ireland) draws on a meta-theory largely inspired by the work of pioneer Danish theoretical psychologist K.
Many gap-approaches have the problem that their meta-theory allows--on pain of losing the power to express some semantic fact--the re-introduction of exclusion negation, and thus of Strengthened Liars.
Fuses philosophy, science methodology, and meta-theory to offer an innovative framework for the assessment of models and theories, dynamic assessment, intelligence, measurement theory, and statistical significance testing
Activity theory, informal learning at work, and a meta-theory of learning and performance are some areas discussed.
One weak argument by Kvanvig, for example, directed at Neil Tennant's defence of intuitionism and antirealism, is basically that standard logic cannot be given up as meta-theory since otherwise no debate about different logics will be possible.
The author first seeks to develop a meta-theory of standards of legal reasoning for the interpretation and application of rights and proportionality.
The papers are organized into sections dedicated to linguistic meta-theory and general issues, lexical meaning, metaphor, grammar, pragmatics and discourse, gesture and bodily communication, and historical linguistics.