(BOTH VOLUMES BLURB VERSION 1)The major thesis of the two volumes in Advancing Nursing Science Through Research is that the process of theorizing and the process of research must be linked and formally explicated in order to advance scientific knowledge. They address advanced research methods and modes of inquiry to test or generate theories. The two volumes provide nursing students, researchers and administrators with an understanding of the epistemic processes used to advance theory and knowledge. The first volume, designed to be used as a text for a graduate level theory course in nursing, is divided into two parts. Part One describes the quest for nursing science and points to advances in theory and research. Part Two discusses finding researchable problems and formulating hypotheses, analyzing theory, developing a theoretical design for the research, and theoretical issues in measurement. Major features are the inclusion of numerous nursing exemplars, thought-provoking questions and suggestions for further study.Moody, Linda E. is the author of 'Advancing Nursing Science Through Research, Vol. 1 - Linda E. Moody PhD RN FAAN - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780803938113 and ISBN 080393811X.