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Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists (Methodology in the Social Sciences) Meeting a crucial need for graduate students and newly minted researchers, this innovative text provides hands-on tools for generating ideas and translating them into formal theories. It is illustrated with numerous practical examples drawn from multiple social science disciplines and research settings. The authors offer clear guidance for defining constructs, thinking through relationships and processes that link constructs, and deriving new theoretical models (or building on existing ones) ba…

[(Theory Construction and Model-building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists)] [Author: James Jaccard] published on (February, 2010) Meeting a crucial need for graduate students and newly minted researchers, this innovative text provides hands-on tools for generating ideas and translating them into formal theories. It is illustrated with numerous practical examples drawn from multiple social science disciplines and research settings. The authors offer clear guidance for defining constructs, thinking through relationships and processes that link constructs, and deriving new theoretical models (or building on existing ones) ba…

Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing (5th Edition)Completely updated in a new 5th edition, this book details the advances that have been made in theory development and demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work. Introductory chapters clarify the relevance of theory to nursing practice, while concluding chapters contain a greater emphasis on how theories can be tested for …

Theory and Model-Building in Social Work: Course MaterialsThis document is a collection of materials for the course, theory and model building in social work taught at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. The collection contains the course syllabus, handouts, and essays on such topics as critical thinking, theory building, and social marketing and social work. This collection of materials will foster increased skills in theory and model building….

Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture (Dover Maritime)First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure boats, privateers, frigates, and other ships.Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (1721–1808) was a naval architect, a vice-admiral in the Swedish navy,…

Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing (4th Edition) This book details the advances that have been made in theory development and demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work. Introductory chapters clarify the relevance of theory to nursing practice, while concluding chapters contain a greater emphasis on how theories can be tested for validity and utility in practice. Feat…

Sears Modern Homes, 1913 (Dover Architecture)For thousands of Americans, catalogs such as Sears’ Modern Homes were the first step in realizing their dreams of owning a home. Reproduced from a rare 1913 edition, this volume features 112 designs for homes of “comfort and refinement.”These authentic plans offer a wealth of information on building materials and other details, along with external views, floor plans, descriptions with prices, and more. Antique collectors, home hobbyists, and fans of traditional design will find this book a bou…

The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book)Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house….