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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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13,14) A discipline's paradigm concepts always are defined very broadly to allow for the development of conceptual models about the concepts that are defined by specific theories.
For example, prioritization scoring for a given conceptual model could be carried out separately with focus groups--such as regulators, user groups, or scientists in a natural resource management system--so that a comparison of scores could be used to highlight commonalities and differences among stakeholder groups in the perceived importance of system components (e.
The recommendation component consists of three parts (1) grounding of model terminology into well-defined vocabularies; (2) storage of conceptual models in a centralized web-based repository; and (3) ontology-based feedback on the quality of the model, based on knowledge extracted from recommended models.
According to Bayman and Mayer (1984), one way to aid this understanding is to provide users with a conceptual model of the system.
By definition, all nursing conceptual models contain content about the four nursing metaparadigm concepts (J.
3) Tell the participants that in the United States, baseball is used as a conceptual model to think about and talk about sexual activity.
Many e-commerce sites also use language such as "check out" to reinforce the conceptual model of shopping in a physical space.
The result of this investigation, of this comparison between conceptual model and reality, is an empirical representation or description of what the system actually does, framed in the concepts of the conceptual model.
The growing utilization of this systems in environmental organizations and the benefits provided by them [3], also state the requirement of integration in a GIS conceptual framework for a WRIS conceptual model.
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Thus, we offer the following conceptual model for assessing resources for and barriers to career learning with youths who are vulnerable to discrimination.

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