Moving Beyond Triangulation: Developing Research Methods that Fit Nursings' Philosophical World View

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151612
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Moving Beyond Triangulation: Developing Research Methods that Fit Nursings' Philosophical World View
Abstract:
Moving Beyond Triangulation: Developing Research Methods that Fit Nursings' Philosophical World View
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Macnee, Carol, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:East Tennessee State University
Title:
Co-Authors:Susan McCabe
Objective: To use a completed study of smoking cessation in southern Appalachia as an exemplar to describe development of Webben, a methodological approach that moves beyond traditional quantitative and qualitative methods and may be better matched to exploring nursing phenomena.<P> Design: The three-phased exemplar study included a descriptive survey using random-digit-dialed sampling, a grounded theory study, and triangulation analysis to validate or revise the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change (TMHBC) in this population. Webben methods were then applied, analyzing additional unifying data nodes including a survey of area restaurants for smoking/non-smoking seating; a survey of primary care providers to describe their perceptions of clients' beliefs and use of change strategies; and historical analysis of the meaning of tobacco within the region.<P> Findings: Smokers in southern Appalachia are more likely to be in the early stage of precontemplation than smokers from national samples. Constructs of temptation and decisional balance did not follow patterns from previous research, and the idea of a staged process was not consistently supported. Providers think that clients see more pros to smoking than they do, and while tobacco is a part of this populations' heritage, smoking is recognized as life threatening.<P> Conclusions: Webben methods assisted identification of linkages between multiple data nodes in this study, significantly expanding understanding of an important health problem in this unique vulnerable population. Behaviors of smoking and smoking cessation for southern Appalachians do not readily fit previous theories, including the TMHBC, and Webben methods allowed for clearer explication of findings.<P> Implications: Webben serves as the beginnings of an innovative methodology that attempts knowledge development that is neither empirical nor naturalistic. Results from the unifying, non-linear, multidimensional nodal linkage perspective of Webben yielded a unique level of knowledge development suggesting such an approach may have value for nursing research in the future.<!--Abstract 13207 modified by 151.141.26.138 on 10-28-2002--></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMoving Beyond Triangulation: Developing Research Methods that Fit Nursings' Philosophical World Viewen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151612-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Moving Beyond Triangulation: Developing Research Methods that Fit Nursings' Philosophical World View</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Macnee, Carol, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">East Tennessee State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">macneec@etsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan McCabe</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To use a completed study of smoking cessation in southern Appalachia as an exemplar to describe development of Webben, a methodological approach that moves beyond traditional quantitative and qualitative methods and may be better matched to exploring nursing phenomena.&lt;P&gt; Design: The three-phased exemplar study included a descriptive survey using random-digit-dialed sampling, a grounded theory study, and triangulation analysis to validate or revise the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change (TMHBC) in this population. Webben methods were then applied, analyzing additional unifying data nodes including a survey of area restaurants for smoking/non-smoking seating; a survey of primary care providers to describe their perceptions of clients' beliefs and use of change strategies; and historical analysis of the meaning of tobacco within the region.&lt;P&gt; Findings: Smokers in southern Appalachia are more likely to be in the early stage of precontemplation than smokers from national samples. Constructs of temptation and decisional balance did not follow patterns from previous research, and the idea of a staged process was not consistently supported. Providers think that clients see more pros to smoking than they do, and while tobacco is a part of this populations' heritage, smoking is recognized as life threatening.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions: Webben methods assisted identification of linkages between multiple data nodes in this study, significantly expanding understanding of an important health problem in this unique vulnerable population. Behaviors of smoking and smoking cessation for southern Appalachians do not readily fit previous theories, including the TMHBC, and Webben methods allowed for clearer explication of findings.&lt;P&gt; Implications: Webben serves as the beginnings of an innovative methodology that attempts knowledge development that is neither empirical nor naturalistic. Results from the unifying, non-linear, multidimensional nodal linkage perspective of Webben yielded a unique level of knowledge development suggesting such an approach may have value for nursing research in the future.&lt;!--Abstract 13207 modified by 151.141.26.138 on 10-28-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:07:56Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:07:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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