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Nordisk samhällsodontologi: Forskningsområden och forskarparadigm
Linköping University, The Tema Institute. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
1994 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Nordic Community Dentistry : Research areas and researcher paradigms (English)
Abstract [en]

The subject of this dissertation is Nordic community dentistry, with the focus on its areas of research and its researcher paradigms. The main objective is to characterise and demarcate Nordic community dentistry research with the aid of empirical material.

The dissertation includes four sub-studies. The first of these is based on literature studies; the second is based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative content analyses of research articles concerning Nordic community dentistry during the period 1973 to 1991; the third comprises qualitative content analyses of a selection of articles from the same period; and the fourth is based on a questionnaire sent to Nordic community dentistry researchers.

As a theoretical basis and analytical tool in the inquiry into the content of Nordic community dentistry research and its researcher paradigms, Hakan Tömebohm's concept of paradigm is used.

It is shown in the dissertation that Nordic community dentistry research is pursued within seven principal fields with subgroups and categories. It is further shown that this research is multi-paradigmatic and individual. It is, however, in the light of the results of the four sub-studies, possible to constmct a community dentistry main paradigm emerging from the four researcher attributes: the researcher's scientific outlook, interest, competence and world-picture.

Those characteristics which are most clearly and frequently evident within the research community belong to the researcher's scientific outlook and less frequently to his or her world-picture. A total of 13 areas are characterised within the main paradigm.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 1994. , 257 p.
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 109
Keyword [en]
Community Dentistry, Content Analyses, Nordic Countries, Research areas, Researcher paradigms
Keyword [sv]
Tandvård, Odontologi, Medicin, Samhällsmedicin, Socialmedicin
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35078Local ID: 24815ISBN: 91-7871-428-1OAI: diva2:255926
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1994-10-14, Sal Elysion, Hus-T, Universitetsområdet Valla, Linköping, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2012-06-07Bibliographically approved

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