Conceptual (Theoretical) Frameworks :
The key ideas that organize and shape your thinking.
Should grow logically out of your literature review.
Should lead to your methodology and provide a rationale for why you are proceeding in a
Conceptual frameworks attempt to connect to all aspects of inquiry (e.g. problem definition,
Conceptual frameworks should act like maps that give coherence to your inquiry.
Explains key constructs and terms, introduces or clarifies any theoretical models
Situates your work within prior theory and research on the question.
Identifies the phenomena you proposeto analyze and the justification for studying them.