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  1. Marjorie C. Dobratz (2010). A Model of Consensus Formation for Reconciling Nursing's Disciplinary Matrix. Nursing Philosophy 11 (1):53-66.score: 870.0
    With questions raised as to whether or not nursing knowledge should be developed from extant conceptual/theoretical models or from practice-based environments, this paper utilizes Kuhn's disciplinary matrix and Laudan's model of consensus formation to explore the changing nature of the discipline's structural matrix. Kuhn's notion that a discipline's structural matrix includes symbolic generalizations, models and exemplars, and Laudan's view that a maturing discipline embraces factual, methodological, and axiological (goals and aims) knowledge, and that context and discourse are also involved in (...)
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