Research article

I have not selected a research article to do this paper using the theory Ramona Mercer’s maternal role attainment/becoming a mother so if you can select an article completed within the last 5 years all in APA format.

Part one

For the theory that you have selected Ramona Mercer’s Maternal Role Attainment/Becoming a Mother to do your theory paper on, you will be using it for this discussion board. You will be analyzing a few components of the theory. See page 108 for the synthesized method of theory evaluation. Here you have an example of an analysis of the theory of chronic sorrow. The synthesized method is a combination of several methods and is useful for middle ranged theories

Find a research article that uses the theory AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.You can use this for your paper.

It must be a research article. See Module two for an overview of research articles.

POST A PDF OF YOUR ARTICLE: WE NEED THE ACTUAL ARTICLE NOT THE LINK

INCLUDE A VERY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY

1. What is the purpose of the theory?
2. What are the main concepts in the theory?
3. Are they operationally defined? Theoretically defined?
4. Does the theory contribute to the discipline of nursing?
Theoretical and operational definitions. For that chosen concept, write theoretical and operational definitions. You can find it in the article. If it is not explicitly written , then you have to surmise what it is based on article.

If the study is qualitative you have to determine how the researcher used the theory to generate the interview questions and based on the results how you would ope rationalize the concept (since there is no operational definition in a qualitative study).

Please note that doing this discussion board will assist you in writing your paper.

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