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2/17/11 What is a theory? A theory is an integrated set of defined concepts and statements that present a view of a phenomenon and can be used to Describe Explain Predict Control That phenomenon
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2/17/11 What is a theory? Theories are abstract rather than concrete Abstract means more general Concrete refers to realities or actual instances Ex: anxiety is abstract, sweating or shaking are concrete signs of anxiety The abstract ideas in theories can be tested through research In some cases, theories are generated by research
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2/17/11 Definition of Terms Concept: term that abstractly describes and names an object Construct: name for concepts at a higher level of abstraction that have more general meanings Variables: more concrete, and specific, has two or more categories (varies) and can be measured more specifically, a variable is a symbol to which numerals or values are assigned
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