Building a Conceptual Framework: Philosophy, Definitions, and Procedure:

Published on Dec 1, 2009in The International Journal of Qualitative Methods
· DOI :10.1177/160940690900800406
Yosef Jabareen15
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In this paper the author proposes a new qualitative method for building conceptual frameworks for phenomena that are linked to multidisciplinary bodies of knowledge. First, he redefines the key terms of concept, conceptual framework, and conceptual framework analysis. Concept has some components that define it. A conceptual framework is defined as a network or a “plane” of linked concepts. Conceptual framework analysis offers a procedure of theorization for building conceptual frameworks based on grounded theory method. The advantages of conceptual framework analysis are its flexibility, its capacity for modification, and its emphasis on understanding instead of prediction.
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