Developing a Model: An Illustration

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Model development may seem a daunting task for the novice. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the steps of model development applied to a real-life phenomenon using an inductive theory-generating research approach. The value of the illustration is that nurse researchers can follow the application of the process as a point of departure for their own work. A logical stepwise discussion is followed for empirical theory development. The logical thought process from identifying the phenomenon to describing the model as a visual metaphor of the phenomenon is illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


  • conceptual meaning
  • empiric knowledge
  • model development
  • theory generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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