So you have carefully written your research paper and probably ran it through your colleagues ten to fifteen times. While there are many elements to a good research article, one of the most important elements for your readers is the background of your study. The background of your study will provide context to the information discussed throughout the research paper. Background information may include both important and relevant studies.
Developing your theoretical framework
How to Build a Theoretical Framework for Your Research
This timeline provides foundation for the development of your research ideas, plans, and processes in this field. Toavs, D. Ideas of governance. It is critical to identify a relevant theoretical framework for your proposed research, distinguishing theoretical from conceptual frameworks. In the PPPA course, you will analyze the use of theoretical frameworks in public policy and administration research, and identify a number of frameworks that are pertinent to this field.
The Dissertation Background is a section written with the assumption that the reader knows nothing, and it should therefore give them a full account of what they need to know to appreciate the issues at stake. The background and history section of your dissertation highlights the empirical foundations of the topic that you have chosen. This section of your dissertation is deceptively straightforward - it is tempting to write 'all you know' about a subject without selecting carefully the details that the reader NEEDS to know to be able to appreciate your arguments later on. This section must not, however, simply provide the general context, but must direct the readers' attention to the empirical details through which your research topic and questions are lived and made relevant. As such, they must not just fill in details of the place or topic you are researching, but implicitly illustrate the need for and importance of your research.
A dissertation is an extremely tough pill to swallow. It is however also a necessity if you wish to get the doctorate degree. In fact, even undergraduates may be required to write it; only their work is a lot less laborious and concise. Now, in your dissertation, you bring the readers to the general idea with the Introduction segment.