The Distinctions Between Theory, Theoretical Framework, and Conceptual Framework
Varpio, L., Paradis, E., Uijtdehaage, S., & Young, M. (2020). The distinctions between theory, theoretical framework, and conceptual framework. Academic Medicine, 7, 989.
The resource provides information on distinguishing between theory, theoretical framework, and conceptual framework to ensure the accuracy of the respective concepts. The focus of this article is on explaining the differences between theory, theoretical, and conceptual framework. Pay special attention to what each term means and how it is used.