This section further elaborates on your findings in the literature review and concentrates on the gaps found. This section shows how the student will test the thesis question. The student will describe the data to be used to test the hypothesis, the methods to be used and the potential limitations of the project. See the Capstone EOP Manual for details. You may find more assistance on the Library’s Methods & Methodologies site. These sections together should be between 3 – 5 pages.
The theoretical framework develops the theories or models to be used in the study and shows how you plan to develop your research hypothesis or statement. Make sure to relate it to the gap you identified in the literature and the larger theory or model into which it fits. You should highlight the larger theory and how it fits into your thesis here but don’t forget to tie it together in the final conclusion of the paper. See the EOP Manual for more detail.
Instructions Methodology This section further elaborates on your findings in the