#KeyLIME Podcast 388 Method Consult Series with Lara Varpio – Episode 7 [Theories, Models and Frameworks]

We’re embarking on another set of reruns for a few weeks while the hosts use this time to evaluate the impact and future of KeyLIME. We hope to have some news soon, but in the meantime, we know you’ll love this series of Method Consults by Dr. Lara Varpio.

As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara’s opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed to engage in Health Professions Education scholarship and research.

In this consult, originally released in October 2020 Lara responds to a listener email who, after listening to Episode 259, requested a consult on the difference between theories & models and theoretical & conceptual frameworks. Lara goes beyond the request and touches on the following topics: 

  • Theory
  • Theoretical framework
  • Conceptual framework
  • Objective deductive approach
  • Subjective Inductive approach
  • Social Constructive ism
  • Social Construction-ism
  • Citations

Listen to the episode here.

Varpio et. al., The Distinctions Between Theory, Theoretical Framework, and Conceptual Framework. Academic Medicine. 2020;95(7):989-994.

A full transcript of this episode can be found here.

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