What framework of theory and resources will you incorporate in your study that would support its purpose?

Theoretical Framework – This section provides an overview of the theoretical underpinnings supporting the inquiry into the problem. Do you have a theory about the conclusions to be reached in your study? What framework of theory and resources will you incorporate in your study that would support its purpose? Would theorists (e.g., Max Weber and Karl Marx) offer support to the contention of your study? Would feminist theory, for example, be a valuable underpinning in your study? What theoretical posture will you take to validate the use of written discourse (literature) as a concrete way of knowing?Research Questions – This section discusses how the variables of phenomena related to the problem will be examined and evaluated. Perhaps you will apply a grand tour question followed by several sub-questions. Such question would guide the objective of your investigation. A grand tour question is defined as a question in its most general form (Werner & Schoepfle, 1987). This generalized research question may not be addressed directly. It may be dissected and resolved through several distinct sub-questions (Miles & Huberman, 1984). This line of questioning may contribute triangulation and validity to the proposed study because a variety of existing literature may be combined to address the objective of developing an accurate portrait of some group of individuals, for example. Triangulation in the classic sense is “seeking convergence of results” (Creswell, 1994). Each sub-question that follows the grand tour question might address a particular part of your topic.Here is an example. This study might be about the comparison of perceptions concerning online education in the four regions of the United States. The grand tour question in this study might be, “What are the varying perceptions of education leaders concerning the future of online learning in the four regions of the United States?” The study would be guided by four distinct sub-questions:What is the perception of education leaders concerning the future of online learning in the northern United States?What is the perception of education leaders concerning the future of online learning in the southern United States?What is the perception of education leaders concerning the future of online learning in the eastern United States?What is the perception of education leaders concerning the future of online learning in the western United States?These questions would be recognized throughout the study by the following headings:Perceptions in the Northern United StatesPerceptions in the Southern United StatesPerceptions in the Eastern United StatesPerceptions in the Western United StatesReferences:References should be from peer-reviewed journal articles accessed from an academic database