Conceptual Frameworks for Research Circa 1991: Ideas from a Cultural Anthropologist; Implications for Mathematics Education Rese

Publisher: Blacksburg, VA: Psychology of Mathematics Education

What is a conceptual framework and why all the fuss about whether you have one for your research project? Is it simply politically correct to have a conceptual framework or is there more to it? This paper discusses the value of explicit conceptual frameworks for educational research, and what difference conceptual frameworks might make in mathematics education research.