This site's coverage of the Threshold Concept Framework This site is primarily a bibliography of papers on the Threshold Concept Framework organised by topics and by authors and also includes lists of the key Meyer and Land originating papers, books, overviews, critiques, theses and selected presentations. It additionally includes information on relevant activities, e. Links to these different parts of this bibliography and to these relevent activities may be found above in the Contents List on the right hand side of this page or on the larger print version of the Contents List.
Objectivity, knowability, and deductive logic Society can and should be studied empirically and scientifically. Social constructionism Truth as varying, socially constructed, and ever-changing Reality is created collectively and that social context and interaction frame our realities.
Critical Power, inequality, and social change Social science can never be truly value-free and should be conducted with the express goal of social change in mind.
Postmodernism Inherent problems with previous paradigms Truth in any form may or may not be knowable. Sociological Theories Much like paradigms, theories provide a way of looking at the world and of understanding human interaction.
Like paradigms, theories can be sweeping in their coverage. Some sociological theories, for example, aim to explain the very existence and continuation of society as we know it. Unlike paradigms, however, theories might be narrower in focus, perhaps just aiming to understand one particular phenomenon, without attempting to tackle a broader level of explanation.
In a nutshell, theory A way of explanation, a mapping out of the why and how of the social phenomenon being studied.
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At their core, theories can be used to provide explanations of any number or variety of phenomena. The theory discussions in each of the following texts provide useful examples: Understanding and changing the social world, comprehensive edition.
Flat World Knowledge; Henslin, J. A down to earth approach, core concepts 4th ed. Most also mention at least a few additional theories or theorists Sprague, Holy men and big guns: The can[n]on in social theory.
As you probably recall from your introductory sociology course, structural functionalists focus on the interrelations between various parts of society and how each part works with the others to make society function in the way that it does.
Conflict theorists are interested in questions of power and who wins and who loses based on the way that society is organized. Finally, symbolic interactionists focus on how meaning is created and negotiated though meaningful i.
Just as researchers might examine the same topic from different levels of inquiry, so, too, could they investigate the same topic from different theoretical perspectives.
In this case, even their research questions could be the same, but the way they make sense of whatever phenomenon it is they are investigating will be shaped in large part by the theoretical assumptions that lie behind their investigation.
For example, within the sociological study of sexual harassment, different theories posit different explanations for why harassment occurs.
One theory, first developed by criminologists, is called routine activities theory. Routine activities and sexual harassment in the workplace.A theoretical framework for aligning project management with business strategy: drivers, changes and benefits of adopting project-based management.
This is “Linking Methods With Theory”, chapter 2 from the book Sociological Inquiry Principles: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (v. ). For details on it (including licensing), click here. In organizational theory, dynamic capability is the capability of an organization to purposefully adapt an organization's resource base.
The concept was defined by David Teece, Gary Pisano and Amy Shuen, in their paper Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management, as "the firm’s ability to integrate, build, and reconfigure internal and external competences to address rapidly changing. An integrated framework for linking climate change impacts to emergency adaptation strategies for transport networks.
Authors; Authors and affiliations; The main theoretical aspects of the framework are also discussed in detail. Topics provide a way to find more content about a subject and do targeted searching on JSTOR. These new topics are drawn from a thesaurus curated from 21 source vocabularies, and are automatically matched with a brief description from Wikipedia.
The theoretical framework is the structure that can hold or support a theory of a research study. The theoretical framework introduces and describes the theory that explains why the research problem under study exists.
Strategies for Developing the Theoretical Framework Linking Research and Practice. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.