A concept analysis of abductive reasoning.

  title={A concept analysis of abductive reasoning.},
  author={Noeman A Mirza and Noori Akhtar-Danesh and Charlotte Noesgaard and Lynn Martin and Eric Shane Staples},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={70 9},
AIM To describe an analysis of the concept of abductive reasoning. BACKGROUND In the discipline of nursing, abductive reasoning has received only philosophical attention and remains a vague concept. In addition to deductive and inductive reasoning, abductive reasoning is not recognized even in prominent nursing knowledge development literature. Therefore, what abductive reasoning is and how it can inform nursing practice and education was explored. DESIGN Concept analysis. DATA SOURCES… CONTINUE READING
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