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dc.contributor.authorTajalli, Hassan ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-9324-1177 )en_US
dc.contributor.authorShields, Patricia M. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-0960-4869 )
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-06T10:19:52Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:20:06Z
dc.date.created2005-10-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3981
dc.descriptionPresented at the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Annual Conference, Washington D.C., October 13-15, 2005.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince 1998, the capstone papers of students at Texas State University have won the Pi Alpha Alpha masters student paper award five times. The papers are so successful because students have mastered the art of building and using intermediate theory or conceptual frameworks. This paper introduces the notion of micro-conceptual frameworks and examines how students use them to connect all aspects of empirical inquiry (e.g., problem definition, purpose, literature review, methodology, data collection, and analysis). These conceptual frameworks act like a map that gives coherence to the enterprise. They are a critical "missing link" in successful student empirical research.
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dc.format.extent42 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectStudent researchen_US
dc.subjectPragmatismen_US
dc.subjectConceptual frameworken_US
dc.subjectDewey, Johnen_US
dc.titleTheory: The Missing Link in Successful Student Scholarshipen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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