NOTE: The chosen theories are FRAMING THEORY & AGENDA SETTING THEORY NOTE: and the empirical data is ETHNICITY, ie why is a muslim person being more affected when it comes to terrorism rather than a non-muslim person. School shootings is an act of terrorism so why aren’t the assailant(s) being categorised as a terrorist. NOTE: FOLLOW THE STRUCTURE BELOW AND GIVE HEADLINES TO EACH POINT. III. Theoretical Approach The aim of this chapter is to describe and define the theoretical assumptions, concepts, hypotheses and causal claims used in the thesis to make sense of the empirical data to be analyzed. The aim is also to clarify for the reader the way in which theory is used. The chapter generally ends with an analytical framework that shows schematically into what theoretical categories the empirical data will be organized. Answers questions: – Which theoretical concepts, hypotheses and/or causal claims are used? -In what way is theory used – is it applied, tested or developed? -What kind of analytical framework emerges from this theory – into what theoretical categories will the empirical data be organized? Structure; □ An introductory paragraph that summarizes the content and structure of the chapter. The introduction also should make clear whether the thesis will perform a descriptive or causal analysis. □ Definition and discussion of the theoretical assumptions, concepts, causal claims and/or hypotheses that are used. □ Clear statement about how theory is used – applied, tested and/or developed? Does the thesis seek to develop theory, conceptually or causally? Or does the theory apply or test some existing theory? □ An analytical framework which summarizes the theoretical discussion schematically, showing into what theoretical categories the empirical data will be organized. It needs to be clear whether and how the framework borrows theoretically from other scholars. Does the thesis adopt an already existing framework from another scholar? Does the thesis combine frameworks of other scholars into a new framework? Or does the thesis develop a new analytical framework?