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NUS 700 Advanced Theory Construction and Development
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science,
http://gse.buffalo.edu/admissions/course-descriptions

 

Course Level: Doctoral Advanced

Course Type: PhD

IPE: No

Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University at Buffalo

Pre-requisites: Basic Theory Course

Course Description: This course focuses on the critical analysis of the methods used in the construction of theory and is designed to be a functioning bridge between theory and research. Emphasis will be on the construction of theoretical propositions that can be empirically tested. Course Objectives 1. Analyze various theoretical models according to their concepts, definitions and propositions. 2. Evaluate the significance, consistency, parsimony and testability of the theory. 3. Synthesize how the characteristics generate empirically testable hypotheses. 4. Project possible feedback from the empirical test of a hypothesis to the theoretical model. 5. Debate the appropriateness of one theoretical model over another as a theoretical basis for a selected research problem.

 

Method of Instruction: This course will be given in a blended format to include both synchronous and asynchronous components. Students will access course materials via UBLearns (Blackboard), and attend lecture/discussions via videoconferencing software (Polycom Desktop). Technology specs and suggestions can be found here: http://nursing.buffalo.edu/academics/graduate-program/dnp-program/post-masters-dnp/post-masters-dnp-distance-learning---requirements.html

Delivery Platform: Blackboard (Syncrhonous)

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Jennifer VanLaeken

email: jhv2@buffalo.edu

 

Tuition: NEXus common tuition

 

Other considerations: Tuesday, 9am-11:50am EST

 

Available Seats by Semester for this course:

 

SPRING 2019

Section: NUS 700
Instructor:Dr. Somayaji
Seats:3
Credits: 3 / Semester



SPRING 2016

Section: NUS 700
Instructor:Dr. Darryl Somayaji
Seats:5
Credits: 3 / Semester

Synchronous course: meets Wednesdays 1-3:50pm EST



SPRING 2017

Section: NUS 700
Instructor:Dr. Darryl Somayaji
Seats:3
Credits: 3 / Semester



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