Define the following four terms in your own words, citing at least one source: phenomena, concept, preposition, and assumptions.
Review your definitions and think of an example from your day-to-day life or your practice experience that includes each of the four ideas.
For example, falls in clinical practice is a phenomenon you encounter. The idea that dementia patients are at greater risk for falls is a related concept. The related proposition is that dementia is related to falling in some way. An underlying assumption is that patients with dementia don't intend to fall.
Explain how all four aspects of your example work together to form the basis for a testable theory.
A phenomenon is an observable event or fact. the concept was conceptualized by the renowned philosopher Emanuel Kant who contrasted it with the idea of noumenon, an idea of anything that cannot be observed. On the flip side, a concept can be defined as a name or label that regards or treats an abstraction as if it had