The study presented in this paper is a contribution to the scientific discussion about the role and use of theory in mathematics education research. In particular, focus is here on the use of and comparison between different types of theories and frameworks, which is discussed primarily through the example of an empirical study examining what types of messages about mathematics are conveyed in lectures. The main purpose of this paper is to examine how different types of theories and frameworks can affect different parts of the research process.
"The role of theory when studying epistemological characterizations of mathematics lecture(r)s,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 9
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol9/iss3/10