This week you will submit your theoretical framework. The following description for this section of your thesis is from the End of Program Manual (EOP):
Theoretical Framework/Approach: The theoretical framework section develops the theories or models to be used in the study and shows how the student has developed testable research hypotheses.
This section should include:
- an introduction discussing gaps in the literature, how this study will help fill some of those gaps, and justification for the theory or model to be used in study;
- a summary of the theory or model to be used in the study, including a diagram of the model if appropriate; and
- a statement of hypotheses to be tested.
The length of this section can vary significantly. If you are using a socioeconomic theory to explain human trafficking, then this section would be shorter than if you were developing your own model. Within the lessons overview folder there are examples of five different frameworks recently used by graduate students.
- Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content.
- Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
- Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
- Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc.
- All submissions will be graded using the assignment rubric.
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