Making sense of concept analysis

Delves-Yates, Catherine, Stockl, Andrea and Moore, Jenny (2018) Making sense of concept analysis. Nurse Researcher, 25 (4). pp. 43-46. ISSN 1351-5578

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Background: Concept analysis is frequently the first step novice nurse researchers take when beginning their work. However, the value of concept analysis in generating theory is debated, and although there are many models researchers can use, few provide guidance for applying them or overviews of their philosophical underpinnings. Aim: To share learning about challenges encountered when undertaking concept analysis and to present an adaptation of Rodgers (1989) model created to overcome these. Discussion: The authors explore the philosophical underpinning of several models of concept analysis and present an adapted model based on the work of Rogers (1989) and Tofthagen and Fagerstrøm (2010). Conclusion: Concept analysis is a valuable tool when used with an understanding of a model’s philosophical underpinnings and sufficient measures are taken to assure analytical depth, rigour and transparency. Implications for practice: The experiences of a novice nurse researcher described in this paper will be helpful in informing others who are starting a study.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 04:03
DOI: 10.7748/nr.2018.e1503

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