As a group, this week you will complete and submit the concept analysis which will include the first part of the paper edited from feedback you received in Week 7. Then development of the model, borderline, related, contrary, invented and illegitimate, identify antecedents and consequences, define empirical referents, final definitions and the reference list. This section will complete the group activity.
Steps to Complete Part 2:
Facilitator: Coordinate and lead the discussion on the following:
- Identify a model case. A model case is a real-life example of the use of the concept that includes all the critical attributes of the concept (defining attributes identified in Part 1 of the assignment). The model case can come first, or be developed simultaneously with the attributes, or can emerge after the attributes are tentatively determined.
- Identify borderline, related, contrary, invented, and illegitimate cases.
- Borderline case: contains some of the critical attributes but not all of them.
- Related case: related to the concept but does not contain the critical attributes
- Contrary case: not the concept.
- Invented case: constructed, but not existing in real life.
- Illegitimate case: improper use of the concept.
- Identify antecedents and consequences.
- Antecedents: events that must occur preceding the occurrence of the concept.
- Consequences: events that occur because of the occurrence of the concept.
- Define empirical referents.
- Referents will be classes or categories of actual phenomena that by their existence of presence demonstrated the occurrence of the concept. These are both direct and indirect.
- Empirical references are useful in instrument development and in contributing to content and construct validity of any new instrument.
- Conclude the paper with a brief summary and a theoretical and operational definition.
Adapted from: Concept analysis: Examining the state of the science (PDF) (Links to an external site.)
Walker, L. O. & Avant, K. (2005). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Upload your notes, articles used, and your group’s first section of the paper to this Assignment page by the end of Day 7. Make sure to list the names of everyone in your group before submitting.
Refer to all generic role assignments by reviewing the Small Group Discussion Overview and Assignment within Week 1.
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