Bloomberg, L. D., & Volpe, M. (2019). Completing your qualitative dissertation: A road map from beginning to end (4th ed.). SAGE. Read Chapter 7 (“Developing and Presenting Your Literature Review”). The section of the chapter on theoretical frameworks provides a thorough overview of the function, purpose, and value of theoretical frameworks in dissertation research, as well as the ways in which a theoretical framework is distinguished from a conceptual framework. Access the Redshelf book from your course, in the Getting Started module or from the Bookshelf link, on the top navigation bar.
Cassibba, J. (2021). The effect of difficulty orientation and self-efficacy on performance in STEM: A quantitative correlational study (Order No. 28720200). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Northcentral University. (2585939494). Review dissertation examples from NCU alumni. Specifically look at how the authors addressed their study’s theoretical framework in Chapter 2. Here is an example.
NU Library. (2019). Researching Theoretical Frameworks [Web resource]. NU’s academic success center has created detailed instructions to show you how to find possible frameworks using a variety of resources such as eBook databases, Proquest dissertations, NavigatorSearch, and more. An ASC tutorial shows you how to search for theoretical frameworks using google (NU, 2019).
Grant, C., & Osanloo, A. (2014). Understanding, selecting, and integrating a theoretical framework in dissertation research: Creating a blueprint for your “house.” Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 4(2), 12-26. This article discusses the blueprint process for creating the dissertation, focusing on the steps necessary for selecting, integrating, and presenting a theoretical framework structure for the dissertation.