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interpretive framework

Definition of Interpretive Framework

(noun) A research method that involves detailed understanding of a particular subject through observation, not through hypothesis testing.

Interpretive Framework Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: in·ter·pre·tive frame·work

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /in-tUHR-pruh-tiv frAYm-wuhrk/
  • British English – /in-tUHR-prit-tiv frAYm-wuhrk/

Usage Note

  • Plural: interpretive frameworks

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Note: OpenStax College’s Introduction to Sociology is part of series of textbooks developed by Rice University and released under a Creative Commons License. Other textbooks include Principles of Economics, Psychology, and Introductory Statistics.

Cite the Definition of Interpretive Framework

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “interpretive framework.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 23, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/interpretive-framework/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

interpretive framework. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/interpretive-framework/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “interpretive framework.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 23, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/interpretive-framework/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“interpretive framework.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/interpretive-framework/>.