Class 3

I need a diagram for the topic

I am doing a paper on cyber security theft for a mini dissertation paper. We have just started and the professor is asking for the following:

This week is the conceptual framework (Project C).

My question:don’t have any questions.

Project C: Conceptual/Theoretical Framework

Read John Latham’s The Research Prospectus, located at: and found within the Blackboard course. Of the five questions previously submitted for possible research, choose 1 that lends itself to a qualitative method of research study. Begin thinking about the problem and purpose statements that you would choose for this question, as well as the research questions. Then, begin determining the conceptual framework that would assist in the development of the proposed research study. If you need to change questions, you may do so at this time. Submit your Conceptual / Theoretical Framework. Note that this must be a drawing, which may be done using Excel, Word, PDF, or by hand (which must then be scanned for uploading). A cover page and the question chosen is required, as well as an annotated bibliography. No additional verbiage outside of the framework is needed, as the conceptual framework should be essentially self-explanatory. There must be at least 5 annotations, including the authoritative authors for that method of study. Note that annotations are not summaries of the work; rather, they provide reasoning as to why you would use those sources for your research (i.e. their significance to your study). Each annotation must be at least 100 words.

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Whatever you choose in this class, it is not a requirement that you use this topic. In fact, you may change several times over the next several terms. That’s okay! I want you to consider several potential areas of interests, and then you will choose one of them to somewhat develop. Anything that interests you, your job, etc. could be considered.

The point of this exercise is to begin to walkthrough what the dissertation process would be like.

Please note that if you choose a quantitative topic, then it will not be a theoretical framework. Rather, it will be a theoretical framework.

Again, Project C will allow you to begin formulating potential questions for your final dissertation, but you do not have to stick with this topic. Be sure to use the feedback you have received to further practice APA.

Remember, annotations are not simply summaries of the articles/books. Rather, they should tell you why that particular article/book is important for the research you are doing. Doing annotations now will help immensely as you grow your reference list for your dissertation. Just to give you an idea,

I only had 77 resources (mine was considered relatively small), but my husband had 142 resources (his would be considered average). In either case, it is hard to remember what each resource is about, especially if it has been awhile since you read it. Therefore, the annotations will be a great reminder of why you felt the article was important. If you need to submit the drawing as a separate file, that is fine. You will be allowed to submit multiple files.