Questions related to Conceptual Analysis
I have encountered a Finnish doctoral thesis in Education (Ahokallio-Leppälä 2016. Osaaminen keskiössä - ammattikorkeakoulun uusi paradigma [The Competence in the Center: a New Paradigm for Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (my translation)] in which the Finnish concept "osaaminen" (approaching competence, competency, skills etc.) was repeated 1066 times. It seems that the author's strategy in concept formation approaches to kind of "moulding" or "plastering" instead of "building from parts step by step". As far as I know, this kind of concepts are called "malleable" ones. What do you think about this kind of concepts in terms of concept analysis? It seems to me that the process described here is rather challenging in terms of reliablity but also in terms of trustworthiness.
(It shoud be noted, that in Finnish Universities, doctoral dissertation is kind of a goal in itself - you need not publish any revised version of your argumentation presented in the doctoral thesis, which is usually published in Acta series of your University, be it a monograph or 4-5 refereed articles and an introduction.)
Much has been written about justice. However, to the best of my knowledge, there are hardly any careful analyses of the meaning(s) of 'justice' to date. Do you know of any philosophers that have presented such an analysis?
I recently sent my conceptual paper for publication in International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Inderscience). I had earlier submitted the same manuscript to the journal of entrepreneurship (JoE) but sadly it was rejected within two days of submission by both for the same reason. Given below are the details of their response:
Thank you for submitting your work to the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. We regretfully conclude that we are not good fit. We do thank you for your interest in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
I would be grateful to know why my paper was rejected by both the publishers without disclosing a tangible reason for the same. I would also like to highlight that I had uploaded the paper on the submission portal. Could this be one of the reasons why my paper was rejected?
Since I'm interested in Conceptual Analysis, I've been searching for work making use of this "research method". What surprised me is that almost half of the papers I found are from the field/discipline of Nursing Studies/Research. Considering that arguably all scientific fields/disciplines (sociology, psychology, mathematics, engineering, linguistics, law, economics, physics, philosophy, medicine, etc.) could equally employ Conceptual Analysis, can anyone explain to me the special connection there seems to be between Nursing Studies/Research and Conceptual Analysis? Thank you!
Hi! I'm looking for theories, methods and approaches to study the history/evolution/conception of a given concept/term/label/topic within a given scientific discipline, mainly through the (textual) analysis of the discipline's (pivotal) writings. I'm particularly interested in approaches that would draw from ontology, terminology, conceptual analysis, conceptual history, historiography, etc., but I don't really know where to start. I'm especially interested in what the discipline's most influential writers have to say about a specific object, however they might have labelled it, and how the discipline's various theories and approaches regard that object. The approach would have to work both semasiologically (from a label to its concepts) and onomasiologically (from a concept to its labels), as there is no necessary relation between a given label and a given concept. Any ideas? Thank you very much!
Suppose that you're developing a technology acceptance model (TAM) in a case. Could you tell me about the effects and advantages of including "Several Independent Variables" into the TAM?
Can someone please explain what is A-R-A model in short. The Wikipedia information is deficient. It would be great to discuss applications and how one can apply this model in the industry.
How to measure different writers mental spaces,image schemata,conceptual metaphor different processing through texts?
Texts are products of multi-cognitive processing .
Writers are hidden shadows in their texts which represent their mental content ,spaces,images and semantic neural networks.
Texts can give analytics of situation of writer to his environment and predict his impacts in mental content of readers.
But How can we compare distinctive features of his/her mental processing quantitatively?
I'm currently conducting a study whereby I'm hoping to clarify what people mean when they talk about a certain concept. I have interviewed 16 individuals and now wish to conduct a conceptual analysis. However, the only resources I can find for a 'step by step' guide suggest that concept analyses only measure frequency of phrases/terms when participants are talking. I was hoping for a more detailed and narrative-based approach than this, but the study doesn't exactly fit the criteria for an IPA study.
Can anyone refer me to some updated studies on the conceptual analysis of the notion of 'belonging'?
When communicating a conceptual understanding of the nature of the universe, how is the quality of the communication affected by each of: the clearness of the conceptualization, the expressiveness of the language used or the interpretation of the perceived information?
The 'understanding' is a very complicated and sensitive term. It's quite a long time that I have been focusing on logical specification, representation and analysis of [constructivist] understanding. Now, I feel the need to use the knowledge of the appropriate researchers from different fields (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, learning sciences, philosophy, knowledge processing and cybernetics) to make the logical comparisons between the answers. The question may seem to be very general, but I want the researchers in different fields to make it more specific with regard to their own conceptions and relying on their own policies.
I am using conceptual map in different stages of research as a tool to organise main concepts and as a research pool to track researched areas. I am looking to publications to support and defend their use.
Recently I have been researching on how to understand the historical content of the cultural practices of sociability in the second mital of the nineteenth century. I've noticed that the concept of sociality exists before being typified by contemporary sociology as an object of study. I hope you have some points of view dissimilar to enrich the debate
We are having a challenge at a national and European scale on this issue. Does anybody have work or have conceptual ideas on what should be done and potential challenges and opportunities?
Recall another question, posted in RG, entitled "is there a finite definition for every real number?"
If Cantor theorem is assumed, the answer is not. Now, the question is more ambitious. Perhaps there is no possibility of proving the existence of undefinable concepts.
For an article on the concept of ecosystem services (and the multiple diverging interpretations of its meaning) I am looking for studies that have investigated the fluidity of concepts, and (ideally) the discursive effects thereof.