application of theory to research
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Application of Theory to Research:
Find two published, original sources in which researchers used the theory as a framework, and/or the concept of interest to support their research. These articles must have been published within the past 10 years. Discuss how those researchers utilized the theory (and/or the concept of interest) to support their research. Include in the discussion of each study the purpose of the study, how the researchers used the theory in their study, how the researchers used the concept of interest in their study, and how the researchers theoretically and operationally defined the concept of interest.
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Only primary sources and empirical research articles are to be used for this assignment. Secondary sources such as, textbooks, literature reviews, systematic reviews, dissertations and concept analyses are NOT to be used. All articles in the application of theory to research section of the paper must be written within the past 10 years.
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Module 3 Assignment: Application of Theory to Research
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch Study #1&2
QUANTITATIVE research study Brief discussion of how researchers operationally defined the concept of interest (20 pts) OR QUALITATIVE research study Identify the type of guide used for the study (interview, observation, etc.) Brief discussion of the themes derived from the study (20 pts) MIXED METHOD STUDY: graded for either quantitative or qualitative portion of the study
Clear, correct discussion operational definition (20 pts) OR Identified the guide correctly and clear correct discussion of the themes (20 pts)
Correct, limited discussion of operational definition (15 pts) OR Identified the guide correctly and limited discussion of the themes (15 pts)
Identified definition without discussion (10 pts) OR Identified the guide without discussion of the themes (10 pts)
Incorrect operational definition (5 pts) OR Incorrect identification of the guide used for the study and omitted discussion of the themes (5 pts)
No operational definition (0 pts) OR No guide and no discussion of the themes (0 pts)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Style & Format (10 pts) Style includes: Professional and orderly presentation of ideas (precision and clarity). Grammar, spelling and punctuation. Minimal use of direct quotes (1-2 max.) Format includes: Proper use of title page (using specified format), spacing, font, margins, and headings. Appropriate citation of sources in text and reference list. A minimum of 2 references are required. Up to 0.5 points will be deducted for each type of grammar, spelling, punctuation, or format error. Up to two points will be deducted for poor headings /insufficient headings/formatting
Transcendent pluralism is a middle-range theory that proposes that most of the contemporary social challenges that harm human health are due to ecological and human devaluation, and by advancing dignity, healing can be achieved. The theory focuses on the development of human dignity through nonviolent social transformation among diverse people in relationships. Some of the two articles that have utilized this theory as their framework include, “Peace Through a Healing Transformation of Human Dignity Possibilities and Dilemmas in Global Health and Peace.” The study focused on discussing challenges within the health and peace paradigm using the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The researcher first explained the relationship between health and peace and then utilized the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show how the middle-range theory can be used to overcome the violence, promoting peace and health, through health-related peace initiatives. The researcher conducted the study with the Israeli-Palestinian group, Combatants for Peace, which was begun by Palestinians who had been formerly involved in the violence by had changed and now renounced violence. He utilized transcendent pluralism to guide his study with combatants for peace groups to help him understand how the group members decided to change from violence to nonviolence and the impact of the decision on the group. The theory focuses on the human spirits as those that evolve, and mutually transformative relationships between diverse populations can be used to ensure the fulfillment of human dignity. Peace, which was an important concept of interest in the study, was defined as a “dynamic state of genuine human relationship with self and others that maximizes human dignity through good will.” The genuine encounter also emerged and was defined as critical reflection by either a group or an individual commitment to action and respectful dialogue. Human dignity was defined as the value in the personhood of a person. The study findings revealed that the combatants for peace had a genuine encounter, leading to their change from violence to nonviolence (Perry, 2013).
The study “Expanding Humanitarian Global Health Capacity for the Human Good”
aimed to understand how the health providers decided to engage in humanitarian global health care and analyze their experiences before deployment, during, and after return to the United States. The researchers adopted transcendent pluralism middle-range theory to guide the initial study and secondary data analysis. The theory was used to elucidate the need for a transformative approach in humanitarian capacity building. The participants were guided into self-reflection experiences, judgments, and understanding about their experiences and actions as carried forth into personal actions. The method also explored participants’ personal development and the meaning they associated with the experiences and choices. The theory of transcendent pluralism holds that most of the problems in society are rooted in human devaluation, and they negatively impact health, and thus to advance human value/dignity, transformative healing is required in the global culture. In this study, the researchers defined human dignity as the value of personhood. Personhood was defined as the unique wholeness of a human being consisting of intrinsic and developmental value that can attain fulfillment if consciously developed at goodwill. In this paper, human dignity consisted of two aspects: the good of being, which is the unique value of human life by just existence, and the good of becoming attained through fulfilling human potential. Humanitarian global health care provides an opportunity to advance human dignity (Perry & Ojemeni, 2016).
Perry, D. J., & Ojemeni, M. T. (2016). Expanding Humanitarian Global Health Capacity for the Human Good. Global Health Governance, 10(2). http://blogs.shu.edu/ghg/files/2016/10/Fall-2016-Issue-1.pdf#page=107
Perry, D. J. (2013). Peace through a healing transformation of human dignity: Possibilities and dilemmas in global health and peace. Advances in Nursing Science, 36(3), 171-185. https://afcfp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Peace-through-a-Healing-Transformation-of-Human-Dignity.-For-Ed-purposes-only.pdf