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Unformatted text preview: Explanations – dynamic connections Principles – guidelines for action Explain the philosophical assumptions (epistemological, ontological, and axiological), why do you need to look for assumptions Epistemology – questions of knowledge Ontology – questions of existence Axiology – questions of value Explain the theoretical ideal continuum, describe how the model (assumptions, concepts, explanations, and principles) applies to Nomothetic and Practical Ideals Nomothetic Theory – defined as that which seeks universal or general laws Practical Theory – differences among situations provides understanding alternative courses Discuss the model for evaluating theories, come up with at least one additional criteria you might use for evaluating theory and justify why it might be helpful...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 421 taught by Professor Dr.natalienelson-marsh during the Fall '09 term at Boise State.
- Fall '09