Communicate Your Research Within the Theoretical Framework
Present at conferences…
Make yourself aware of the annual conferences in your discipline and note the deadline for abstract submission. Plan backward to complete your research and data analysis in time to write and submit your work.
Get your studies published…tips:
- When preparing manuscripts, select a journal that publishes research studies similar to yours. Look closely at the format, style, and organizations of published manuscripts in your target journals and organize your manuscript using these structures.
- As a new scholar you may want to select journals in your subdiscipline (physical education, sport sciences, sport management) first, before attempting to publish in journals in your parent disciplines (e.g., education, sociology, psychology).
- After you have a few publications in your subdiscipline journals then submit well-designed research to disciplinary journals. Before you begin select 3-5 journals that might be a good match for your research. If your first choice rejects your manuscript, you can revise based on the reviewers' comments and submit to the next journal on your list.
- Within the manuscript, itself, the theoretical framework is a particularly important part of the introductory section. Be sure to explain the theory as part of your literature review or as a separate section. The theoretical framework identifies and defines the components of your theory and their accepted or proposed relationships. The framework also shapes the boundaries of your research and informs the reader of the critical questions and issues.
- See Toolkit Topic: Writing a Publishable Research Manuscript.
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