Identify and describe a theoretical and/or conceptual framework relevant to your study.
Write a 350- to 500-word description of a theoretical or conceptual framework for your proposed study using one of the following templates:
For a theoretical framework:
The theoretical basis for this study is (name the theory). It was developed by (originator or source) and has informed the study of (identify topics where the theory has been applied and/or how the theory has been used in prior research). This theory holds (identify major propositions or hypotheses of the theory). By applying this theory to the present study, it aids in understanding the (central phenomenon) by (give explanation of how and why the theory aids understanding) because (provide rationale based on the theory).
For a conceptual framework:
The conceptual basis for this study is (name the concept(s)). These concepts inform the study of (central phenomenon) by (give explanation of how the concepts relate to the study) because (provide rationale for basing the study on these concepts). The student should then expand upon the concepts in this section.