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.
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.
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