The Theoretical Framework – How To Write A PhD
- What theoretical concepts are used in the research? What hypotheses, if any, are you using?
- Why have you chosen this theory?
- What are the implications of using this theory?
- How does the theory relate to the existing literature, your problem statement and your epistemological and ontological positions? How has this theory has been applied by others in similar contexts? What can you learn from them and how do you differ?
- How do you apply the theory and measure the concepts (with reference to the literature review/problem statement)?
- What is the relationship between the various elements and concepts within the model? Can you depict this visually?
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