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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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Specification rules constrain the specification method of the OAFEw constituents such as the Reference Conceptual Model, the Interplay Use Case Model, and the Distributed Interface Model.
Figure 2 represents a generic Structural Hierarchy of Knowledge for any discipline that is composed of the definition of the discipline, its major paradigm concepts the discipline has selected for study and conceptual models. (12,13) The paradigm concepts are established by the discipline, specify the discipline's unique perspective and are the first level of distinction between similar disciplines.
This conceptual modeling exercise focused on one subsystem within the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem, herring and baleen whales, and was undertaken to train experts for a later broader conceptual modeling exercise with the goal of developing a parsimonious conceptual model to describe the key ecosystem processes for the northern Gulf of Alaska (see www.gulfwatchalaska.org for additional details).
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.
To operationalize this new construct, users could be provided with a conceptual model of the system.
Addressing the lack of consensus in the field Moody (2005) proposes the ISO/IEC9126 software quality model as a template to structure conceptual model quality frameworks.
On the other hand, development conceptual models for determination difference variable in natural environment are one method that current nowadays.
Human energy: A conceptual model of unitary nursing science.
To estimate cost effectiveness based on improved indoor environment, a researcher at Finland's Helsinki University of Technology developed a conceptual model that demonstrates a decrease in performance by 2% for each degree increase of space temperature ranging between 77[degrees]F and 89.4[degrees]F.
Roffman prompted readers to "Chang[e] the way we think and act by changing the way we speak." This started me on a journey to develop a new language and then a new conceptual model for sexual activity.
With these capabilities, the company can produce a physical, three-dimensional part, a conceptual model or a master pattern, usually in just a couple of hours.
Ultimately I suggest that the most powerful "Idea" or conceptual model of writing center work, which I believe is the "Burkean Parlor," is difficult to express online.

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