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met·a·the·o·ry

 (mĕt′ə-thē′ə-rē, -thîr′ē)
n.
A theory devised to analyze theoretical systems.

metatheory

(ˈmɛtəˌθɪərɪ)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophical discussion of the foundations, structure, or results of some theory, such as metamathematics
2. a formal system that describes the structure of some other system. See also metalanguage
metatheoretical adj
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The lens through which he examines these is the meta-theory of critical listening.
This meta-theory (sometimes referred to as a critical realist meta-theory) can be understood at the levels of strategy and method as a series of steps or action-sets (cf.
This gap was recognized by Araujo and Taveira (2009), who suggested that the developmental-contextual career meta-theory (Vondracek, Lerner, & Schulenberg, 1986), recently articulated with the living system framework (Vondracek, Ford, & Porfeli, 2014), could serve the study of children's career development.
The meta-theory about what it takes to fight a conventional war for territory is a simple one.
Yet some brief information: throughout the article, we use the theory of practice expression as a reference to a general theoretical framework (a meta-theory), covering the various analytical currents based on the practical study.
The meta-theory is an important part of the theoretical development of the subfield.
This leads me to a very specific position on theory, since 'relationality' provides me with a meta-theory which, taken seriously, keeps me from hiding behind techniques or sets of therapeutic tools.
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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.
Much to his own regret (Kuhn 1970a: 174-210; 1970b; 1977: xix-xx, 293-319), it allows for a multiplicity of understandings among which the interpretation as "meta-theory," "world view" or "way of seeing" prevails in organization studies.