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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
When you submit a research proposal, one of the first things your professor will check is how well you have explained your theoretical framework.

This exercise will help you understand what a comprehensive theoretical framework should do.
Read this paragraph and answer the question below.
What Can a Clear Theoretical Framework Do?

There are usually multiple perspectives from which to view the same problem. When you do research, you are not expected to investigate a problem from all perspectives at the same time. The theoretical framework of your study establishes a perspective from which you view the problem you want to investigate. This perspective acts like a set of "lenses" which help you to plan and carry out your research. The central purpose of the theoretical framework is to give you a "map" that helps you decide which variables are relevant to your study, what data to collect and how to make sense of the research results.
According to this paragraph, what are the main purposes of a theoretical background?
Click on the 3 correct answers.

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