Lecture_concept, construct and theory_42155

Lecture_concept, construct and theory_42155 - Theories

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Theories Theories are nets cast to catch what we call “the  world” to rationalize, to explain, and to master it.  We endeavor to make the mesh ever finer and  finer
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Two Purpose of Theory Prediction Understanding
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Theory A coherent set of general propositions used as  principles of explanation of the apparent  relationships of certain observed phenomena Theories allow generalization beyond individual  facts or situation
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Concept (or construct) A generalized idea about a class of objects,  attributes, occurrences, or processes that has  been given a name Building block that abstract reality
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What is Construct A construct is an image or idea specifically  invented for a given research and/or theory  building purpose
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A Ladder of Abstraction For Concept Increasingly more abstract
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Business Researchers:  Operate at Two Level Abstract level: the level of knowledge expressing 
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Lecture_concept, construct and theory_42155 - Theories

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