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Reason & Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research

Designed for novice as well as more experienced researchers embarking on a thesis or dissertation, as well as those advising them, Reason & Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research, written by Sharon M. Ravitch and Matthew Riggan,  presents conceptual frameworks as a mechanism for aligning literature review, research design, and methodology. Defined as an argument about why the topic of a study matters, and why the methods proposed to study it are appropriate and rigorous, the book explores the conceptual framework as both a process and a framework that helps to direct and ground researchers as they work through common research challenges.

Ravitch, S.M., Riggan, M. (2011). Reason & Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research. SAGE Publications, Inc.

 

Publication Date

September 2011

Publisher

SAGE Publications, Inc.