is an important part of the theoretical development of the subfield.
The PhD program emphasizes nursing theory and meta-theory
, which refine and expand nursing knowledge, while the DNP's will utilize this knowledge in their practice.
The central issue is whether Frege has a meta-theory
and meta-logic of logic or whether he follows the concept sometimes called 'logic as language', which takes logic not as a formal systems besides language, but as a partial regimentation of language for specific scientific (mostly mathematical) purposes.
To give reasons for those processes--to explain the functions they serve and the effects they have--would require appeal to some causal meta-theory
Thus, African-centered meta-theory
mandates a new theory of African personhood.
Less emphasis on theory and meta-theory
development; the emphasis is on applying the theory to practice.
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