This conceptual framework in the research template represents the relationship you anticipate between your variables or the characteristics or properties you wish to investigate. Conceptual frameworks can be written or visual, typically created based on a review of existing studies on your topic. Your research question directs your work by determining precisely what you want to learn, providing a clear focus to your research process. However, before you begin collecting data, consider developing a conceptual framework. This will help you map out which variables you will measure and how you expect them to relate to one another, as shown in the research template's conceptual framework. Download EdrawMax and create informative conceptual frameworks today.