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
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