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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Theoretical Frameworks

Conceptual (Theoretical) Frameworks :

􀁺  Organizers
􀁺  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
     particular way.

􀁺 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.