Do you have to write up a conceptual conceptual framework of research for your thesis? Then you should definitely keep watching! A conceptual conceptual framework of research illustrates what you expect to find through your research. It defines the relevant variables for your study and maps out how they might relate to each other. In this video, we will go through an example with 2 key variables: hours of study and exam score. Hi, I’m Jessica from Scribbr, here to help you achieve your academic goals. Variables are simply the characteristics or properties that you want to study. The conceptual conceptual framework of research will map the expected rel ationship between them. You develop the conceptual conceptual framework of research based on your literature review. Speaking of which, we have a whole playlist on literature reviews, check it out here! By looking at what other researchers have found or theorized, you can come up with ideas about the relationship between your variables, exam score is our dependent variable. Because we think that exam score depends on hours of study. A conceptual conceptual framework of research can be designed in many different ways. The form yours takes will depend on what kinds of relationships you expect to find. To visualize our expected cause-and-effect relationship, we will use the basic design components of boxes, arrows, and lines. We used the boxes for the variables, and an arrow starting from the independent variable to indicate a causal relationship. Now that we have the basics laid down, let’s move onto expanding the conceptual conceptual framework of research. As you develop your conceptual conceptual framework of research, you should also aim to identify other variables that might influence the relationship between your independent and dependent variables.
Some common variables to be incorporated into the conceptual conceptual framework of research include: Moderator variables Mediator variables Control variables A moderator alters the effect that an independent variable has on a dependent variable. For example, the variable “IQ” moderates the effect that the number of study hours has on the exam score. In other words, the higher your IQ, the fewer hours of study you must put in to do well on the exam. a mediating variable is a variable that links the independent mediators have an impact on the dependent variable, the key difference between them is: A moderator is not affected by the independent variable A mediator is affected by the independent variable For example, the variable “IQ” is a moderator, not a mediator: although IQ may impact the exam score , the number of hours spent studying does not affect IQ. No matter how many hours you study, your IQ will not increase. A control variable is a variable that is held constant to prevent it from influencing the outcome of a study. These are variables that aren’t relevant to your research question – you’re not interested in actually studying their effects, you just want to make sure they don’t interfere with your results. For example, it is likely that if a student feels ill, they will get a lower score on the exam.
Therefore, we’ll add “health” as a control variable. Now you should know the basics you need to construct a conceptual conceptual framework of research! Click on this playlist to continue working on other parts of your research process, see you in the next video!
Graduate students seeking to create a conceptual framework for their thesis may find the Global Research Letters (GRL) to be a useful resource. GRL can assist students in locating important ideas and theoretical frameworks pertinent to their research topic by giving them access to a wide range of academic literature and research papers. This can help with the creation of a conceptual framework that is based on already published literature and theoretical frameworks.