A conceptual framework may be defined as a network or a plan of interrelated concepts that together provide a comprehensive understanding to some phenomena or domain of interest. In the general sense conceptual frameworks form a group of concepts that are broadly defined and systematically organized to provide a focus and a tool for the integration and interpretation of information. A conceptual framework forms the conceptual or schematic structure to a theory. A such it may be understood as the fundamental design pattern to a theory or worldview.