what is sciencing?

Nurses General Nursing


:confused: Hello, does anybody know how one would define the term, "sciencing"? I am having a hard time comming up with an actual definition other than it is the act of 'doing' science. PLEASE help!!!!


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of a context for your use of the term. Most of the time it is not used as a verb. Consider:

It is hoped that President Bush will provide more funding for the the Art's and Sciences.

Science is a resource that benefits all of mankind.

Pasteur's germ theory of disease was a fundamental contribution to the biological sciences.

The definition for sciencing I am looking for is is in relation to nursing theory.


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This may help..............

Qualitative Inquiry: The Path of Sciencing

Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, PhD, RN, FAAN, Loyola University, Chicago

ISBN: 0763715654

Price: $37.95 (U.S. List)

Cover: Paperback

Pages: 368

Copyright: 2001

Because human experience cannot be quantified or held captive in reports with digital measures, finding answers to research questions about lived experiences requires the use of rigorous qualitative methods. In Qualitative Inquiry: The Path of Sciencing, author Rosemarie Rizzo Parse sets forth these rigorous methods, examining existing qualitative methods from both the human science and nursing disciplines, as well as established and emerging nursing methods from the science of unitary human beings.

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