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Conceptual frameworks

February 24, 2020

The chapter starts by addressing some of the issues that come from not using a conceptual framework. This point is illustrated using an example with causal factors. The chapter then goes on to explain the mechanics of establishing conceptual frameworks. Lastly, it lays out a step-by-step guide on how to create a framework—generating a set of concepts, specifying the relations between concepts, writing a narrative for the conceptual framework, and rethinking the framework through the entire research project.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Conceptual frameworks
DOI 10.4324/9780429325021-5
Authors Keunhyun Park, James B. Grace, Reid Ewing
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70209715
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center