RES 861 Module 7 Theoretical Foundation
The Theoretical Foundation section of a research study is often one of the most challenging components to create. It is …..by the historical context as described in the Background to the Problem section. In this assignment, you will connect the Background to the Problem. With theories, models, and concepts to develop the Theoretical Foundation for your research study.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment: Refer to the Background to the Problem that you submitted as your response to the first discussion question in Topic 5.
Locate the Background to the Problem that you submitted as your response to the first discussion question in Topic 5.
Write a draft (750-1,000 words) of the Theoretical Foundation (a theory, model, law, or concept underpinning the study) for your research study. The draft should include the following:
- The study’s problem statement resulting from the defined need or gap. This …..from the Background to the Problem section that you drafted earlier.
- A definition and description of each of the theories, models, laws, or concepts that will be the basis for the Theoretical Foundation of the study. Support these ideas with seminal sources.
- The phenomena and research questions (qualitative studies) or the variables and hypotheses (quantitative studies) for the study.
- A discussion of how the theory, model, law, or concept undergirds and connects to the research study.
RES 861 Module 7 Discussion Question 1
What is meant by the cyclical or iterative nature of the literature review? How does this concept affect your work on the literature review and its subsequent incorporation into your dissertation prospectus and proposal?
RES 861 Module 7 Discussion Question 2
State four terms related to your proposed dissertation topic that could be entered into a search engine to generate a list of potential scholarly sources. Using the terms you identified, search the GCU Library for 5 sources (including three dissertations) that could support your proposed dissertation topic. You may need to experiment with search options and word combinations. Post the reference list generated by your search. What search strategy was most successful at yielding valid, academic sources?