Into darkness and back up to the light again … towards the design of a conceptual framework

The research week has ended with some solid digging deep, going into dark and unfathomable theory and back into the light. I have set myself the challenge of using the literature I have gathered to write notes for the following 8 questions:

  1. What is the starting point or point of departure of your research in relation to the literature in the field?
  2. What are some of the assumptions you are going to start from?
  3. How will you be interpreting some of the key concepts?
  4. In terms of what are you going to be analysing or investigating the particular focus of your thesis?
  5. Is there a gap in the previous literature?
  6. Have you identified an inadequacy in the existing body of literature?
  7. In relation to current knowledge (as reflected in the literature), what do you intend to do?
  8. What theoretical model relates to your research topic?

Only seven days in a week so looks to be a challenging time ahead. Want to crack on with the stuff that’s difficult for me: theoretical underpinnings.

Meanwhile I have created and included here a good view of the project in diagrammatic format. This part is easier to do (and more fun).



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