Tuesday, May 13, 2008

conceptual framework

after reading the Ragin chapters, i would like you to use wednesday's blog post as an opportunity to think about how a conceptual framework would help you frame your project.

begin by stating the latest formulation of your research question. by now you should be able to pose a specific question that can be plausibly answered within the scope of our program. select one of the conceptual approaches presented by Jessica this quarter (or some other theoretical framing of your choosing) and provide some brief comments about how and/or why it helps you think about your particular social phenomenon/space/place/object of interest/etc.

we will draw on your individual posts for discussion material on wednesday--posts are due by 5:00pm before class. also, for most of you, this exercise will occur before your scheduled group meeting, so think of it as part of your meeting preparation.

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