Place research problem in theory--a theory research symbiosis

Bilal Iqbal Avan

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Theory gives a specific perspective to research by providing systematic guidance for the identification and investigation of the logical relationship in the phenomenon of interest. To critically appraise the theoretical bases of a research, it is important first to familiarize with the language of theory, which mainly comprises of concepts and propositions. Furthermore, models are developed to act as a springboard for theory generation and theory practice. To organise the research findings in order to develop a body of knowledge, the connection between theory and research should be explicit in the study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-6
Number of pages4
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2000


  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Philosophy
  • Research Design
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Symbiosis


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