A selection of resources is included below: Searching in SAGE Research Methods Use the main search bar to locate information about theoretical frameworks.
However, please keep in mind that you will need to be more discriminating when it comes to using material found on open access websites.
We recommend reviewing the Website Evaluation guidelines when considering online sources.
Using a theoretical framework for your dissertation can help you to better analyze past events by providing a particular set of questions to ask, and a particular perspective to use when examining your topic. View our Library FAQ for how to locate this document here.
It can be difficult to find scholarly work that takes a particular theoretical approach because articles, books, and book chapters are typically described according to the topics they tackle rather than the methods they use to tackle them.
On the Roadrunner Advanced Search screen, include theor* as one your search terms, as shown below.
It will retrieve results that include one of the following keywords: theory, theories, theoretical, theorist, or theorists.
Pro Quest Dissertations is accessible from Research Resources - Dissertation Resources, and provides access to over 1 million full text doctoral dissertations and graduate theses.
You may limit your search to only doctoral dissertations by using the Advanced Search screen.
Use the FIND feature in your PDF viewer or internet browser to scan the document for terms such as theor (to pull up theory, theorist, theoretical), framework, conceptual, perspective, etc., as shown below.
A tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them.