conceptual model


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conceptual model

 
a set of concepts, with propositions that describe them, express the relationship between them, or set forth the basic assumptions of the model. Both the concepts and the propositions of a conceptual model are abstract and very general and are often expressed in a vocabulary that is distinctive for each model; however, the concepts and propositions of a conceptual model are less abstract than those of a metaparadigm, from which a conceptual model is derived. A conceptual model provides a framework for the organization of the knowledge of a discipline, determining the focus of the discipline and serving as a guide for observation and interpretation.

For conceptual models developed by nursing theorists for the discipline of nursing, see adaptation model; behavioral system model; conservation model; general systems framework and theory of goal attainment; health as expanding consciousness; neuman's systems model; science of unitary human beings; self-care model; theory of human becoming; and theory of human caring.

conceptual model

A set of abstract and general concepts and statements about those concepts.
Synonym: conceptual framework; conceptual system; paradigm (2)
See also: model
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The section below provides a conceptual model around which to organize such procedures.
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The paper by Correa presents a conceptual model of health to provide a basis for defining the health of a community.
These days, Myers is more likely to create a 3D conceptual model for a proposed project, "built" on the virtual site using Google Earth[TM], and produce a real-time detailed cost estimate for the owner, sometimes in as little as a day, even for a major - $50M or more - project.
The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) seeks Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for a review of the conceptual model of the Suswa geothermal prospect, with an estimated capacity of 600 MW, in Kenya.
This undergraduate textbook describes how humans learn skilled actions, presents a conceptual model of human performance, and applies the principles of motor performance and learning to teaching, coaching, rehabilitation, and the design of performer-friendly equipment and work environments.

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