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Which statement about a theory is false? Question 1 options: A) Theory is multifaceted, complex, and dynamic. B) There is one widely accepted definition of what theory is and is not. C) Theory falls i... nto two broad categories-- commonsense and scientific. D) The overarching goal of theory is to explain phenomenon. Which statement most likely describes a commonsense theory? Question 2 options: A) The other students in your class have more free time because they study less than you do. B) All of your professors are involved in a plot to overthrow the president of your university. C) You haven’t heard from your sister lately because she is busy studying for her final exams. D) The number of hours spent studying for exams, a student’s willingness to ask questions, and completion of course homework are directly related to the final grade. Which phrase does not describe one of the three main goals of scientific theory? Question 3 options: A) Separation of theory from practice B) Description of a phenomenon being studied C) Prediction about future relationship D) Explanation that “makes sense” of observed events Which analogy most accurately defines scientific theory? Question 4 options: A) Scientific theory definitively describes practice in much the same way that a dictionary definitively describes the meanings of different words. B) Scientific theory components are combined in different ways to produce different theories in much the same way that beads are strung together in different ways to produce different necklaces. C) Scientific theory represents only the thought-based aspects of a discipline (rather than the action-based aspects) in much the same way that a flag represents the physical entity of a country (rather than its individual people). D) Scientific theory components are specific to only one particular theory in much the same way that a key is specific to one particular lock. Which question would be least appropriate to ask if you were interested in examining health promotion from a scientific theory perspective as opposed to another type of perspective? Question 5 options: A) What influences health behavior among older adults? B) Why is education level associated with certain outcomes? C) What is the ultimate end of health promotion? D) Do attitudes lead to behavior change among adolescents? NSG 5002 Week 1 Quiz Question During the 1960s and 1970s, the theory movement in nursing sought to “prove” that nursing was a science by applying strict logical positivist philosophy to the discipline. Why was this application problematic from a philosophical standpoint? Question Which statement best describes the role that logical positivism plays in modern philosophical thought about nursing science and science in general Question Which argument best supports the idea of nursing as a professional discipline rather than an academic discipline? Question During the 1960s, why did nursing scholars heavily emphasize a focus on the theoretical development of nursing as its own, independent discipline? Question Historically, nursing preparation was referred to as “training,” and many nurses educated through the 1970s still use this term to refer to their education. Why is this terminology particularly problematic in light of the advances made in nursing science in the last 30 years? [Show More]

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