Explain whether the theory uses deductive, inductive or retroductive reasoning. Provide evidence to support your conclusion.
Describe the major concepts of the theory.Â How are they defined? (theoretically and/or operationally) Is the author consistent in the use of the concepts and other terms in the theory?
Interpret how the concepts are defined.Â Implicitly or explicitly?
Examine the relationships (propositions) among the major concepts.