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Unformatted text preview: limiting conditions and it is tested and testable. The hypothesis that is trialed to support the scientific theory. Secondly, the hypothesis also limited, go beyond this limits, it would be a false theory. For instance, a theory that is appropriate for every field definitely not a scientific theory. In addition, scientific theories can explain known phenomena and predict some future scientific fact. Some of those criteria are differentiated for grand theories and middle-range theories but are not differentiated by type of data—qualitative or quantitative—used to develop the theory. ( Jacqueline Fawcett 2005). Last but not least, the scientific theories can be self-justification. The scientific theories are not mutually contradictory. References Jacqueline Fawcett Nursing Science Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 2, 131-135 (2005) from http://nsq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/short/18/2/131 S.E. Smith (2004) What is a Theory? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-theory.htm...
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- Spring '10
- Scientific Theories, Jacqueline Fawcett, S.E. Smith