In search of an adequate theory of human interaction – part 6

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction; an account of my thoughts on scientific research.

[1] Introduction (the context of this paper)
[2] Ontology and the definition of the object of research (What is?)
[3] Epistemology and the semantic theory of human interaction (Why do we study ‘What is’?)
[4] Methodology and the way to do research (How do we study ‘What is’?)
[5] Choosing a theoretical framework (A possible way to study nursing leadership)
[6] References
[7] Biography


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