Hey, I am a PhD student and I am developing an empirical paper. So, I need to develop a conceptual framework. I tried developing it but the outcome was a big disaster. So, I want you guys to help and tell me how to develop a conceptual framework? What are the different types of variables in a conceptual framework?
Basically, it is the study of how the variables in your study connect with each other. It helps in the investigation of the variables essential for the research. The conceptual framework comes under the theoretical framework. The latter draws support from time-tested theories that embody the findings of many researchers on why and how a particular phenomenon occurs.
These are steps that you can follow to make the conceptual framework.
Choose your topic.
Do a literature review
Isolate the important variables
Generate the conceptual framework
This is a link to the site which will help you to understand the whole idea of the conceptual framework.