Theory gives a specific perspective to research by providing systematic guidance for the identification and investigation of the logical relationship in the phenomenon of interest. To critically appraise the theoretical bases of a research, it is important first to familiarize with the language of theory, which mainly comprises of concepts and propositions. Furthermore, models are developed to act as a springboard for theory generation and theory practice. To organise the research findings in order to develop a body of knowledge, the connection between theory and research should be explicit in the study.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2000|
- Health Services Research
- Models, Theoretical
- Research Design
- Sensitivity and Specificity