What is difference between theory & model?
- Theory explains more
- Model may be pictures or words
Components of Theories/Models
- Conceptual definitions
- Operational definitions
• Propositions are
- Statements about how concepts are
(represented in single words)
"An abstraction based
on [shared] behaviors
Must be translated into
Statement of the Relationship Between Concepts
Concepts (words) Propositions (sentences)
Child's play is a
simple, easy activity
Framework: Theory or Model
A theoretical or conceptual framework for a
research study states the main concepts
investigated in the research project & describes the
expected relationships between the concepts.
• EVERY study has a framework!
• In your own research abstract/article - what are
the main ideas?
• How are those main ideas related?