The first activity of the Theories Project was a workshop held May 16-17, 2002. At this workshop researchers from a variety of backgrounds described the state of theory development from their own perspectives and suggested activities that NCI should undertake.
The document below presents a summary of the Theories Project workshop that took place May 16–17, 2002. It contains reports of presentations by a speaker and reactor on six major topics, discussions of these topics by the entire group, examples of recommendations for NCI consideration, and a list of attendees. The topics considered in the sessions were:
- Theory or Theories? Different Theories for Different Groups?
- Theory Interests and Theory Skills in Health Researchers
- Attention to Theory in the Publication Process
- Usefulness of Current Theories for Designing Interventions
- Recruiting Theoretically Oriented Social Scientists to Health Behavior Research
- How Funding and Perceptions of Funding Affect Research Choices
- Breakout Groups
- Participants List