Dr Jana Martiskova
Extremely excited and charged about writing your thesis since this is the first time you are working on a project like this. But hey this is your first time; will you be able to make it to the brass ring in the first shot?
The latest research has shown, 75 % of the students commit mistakes in writing the theoretical framework and literature review of a thesis.
But, what mistakes?
Top Five Mistakes Students Faces in Working on Thesis theoretical Framework
First, students normally don’t bother including an IPO chart – Input process output model in their theoretical framework.
Second, even if they do they don’t know how to use it.
IPO also known as IPO + S Model is a functional paradigm or a conceptual schema. The chart aims to identify a programs input along with the processing steps to reach a desired output.
Mind it, it’s not LR – literature review or a dissertation itself, instead it is a part of them, though a significant one but has to precise enough to only propose a theory that will be entailed in the research process. Thus, the theoretical framework must be in a certain word’s length to show the specificity of the theories.
By and large, two variables play their game in composing a theoretical framework. Confusion between the identification of these variables – independent & dependent variable can cause a lot of problems for the writer.
Moderators are the intervening variables, when this variable jumps in, a student is sure to get upset if he doesn’t have an idea about them. Teachers when want to scan the students’ abilities often suggest them research questions including various kinds of variables.
Oftentimes, students are not aware of the proper organization of the framework; as a result, they are forced to write it again in a logical manner. An ideal structure would be something like this: