In this weeks podcast third year PhD student from the Open University, Bukola Oyinloye, interviews Dr Jie Gao from University College London.
Despite the plethora of physical and online resources available on the topic, the theoretical (or conceptual) framework remains an area of confusion for doctoral students. Once a student manages to understand what the concept means, they typically still struggle to apply it in their thesis.
This podcast unpacks the notion of a ‘theoretical and conceptual framework’ in a conversation between a near-completion doctoral student and a post-doctoral researcher who share their insights and experiences. The discussion focuses on three areas: a) understanding the meaning of the theoretical (or conceptual) framework; b) framing one’s theoretical or conceptual approach, and c) embedding the theoretical or conceptual approach into the findings.”