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Reason Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research

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Author : Sharon M. Ravitch Pages : 264 pages Publisher : Sage Publications, Inc 2016-02-04 Language : English ISBN-10 : 1483340406 ISBN-13 : 9781483340401

Description Exploring the conceptual framework that helps direct and ground researchers, this is a practical book that presents conceptual frameworks as a mechanism - process and product. The authors discuss a conceptual framework as both a guide and a ballast for empirical research with specific questions and strategies for exploring what is already known about a given topic or question. In the second edition two new chapters have been added; chapter 3 focuses on how conceptual frameworks are conceptualized and developed, profiling Angela Duckworth s seminal work on grit. The chapter addresses the question on the minds of graduate students preparing for the dissertation process: how do I get started? A second published work (along with Margaret Beale Spencer s featured in chapter 7) that utilizes quantitative methods and brings the book into greater balance in terms of methodological focus. Chapter 8 is the second new chapter and provides a student s perspective on the role of conceptual frameworks in the research process from beginning to end. Many more

visuals have been included which assist in illustrating key ideas and relationships providing a clear roadmap for the reader, combined with a thorough updating of the relevant research.

Reason Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research  
Reason Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research