Reason & Rigor
How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research
- Sharon M. Ravitch - University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Matthew Riggan - University of Pennsylvania, USA
Qualitative Methods | Research Design | Research Methods & Evaluation (General)
“[The Second Edition] does a better job than any other text I’ve read of demystifying research by emphasizing the process rather than the strategies.”
“[This book] is a very good examination of the ways conceptual frameworks play themselves out in different contexts examining the different aspects of the conceptual frameworks as they appear in literature that has been published (including the dissertation).”
“[This text] provides an excellent overview of the use of conceptual frameworks to guide research.”
Good introductory text on conceptual frameworks for doctoral candidates.
I recommended the first edition to my PhD students and will also recommend this edition which has two new chapters, both of which add depth to subjects. In particular the addition of reflection questions at the end of each chapter encourage the student to think beyond the text and apply the theory to their own research.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3 - Origins of a Conceptual Framework
Chapter 9 - The Conceptual Framework as a Guide and Ballast