explain: the basic theory, why this is a theory and not a hypothesis, law or model, the type of explanation the theory pro​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​vides (mechanistic vs. functional) and why, the classification of the theory (quantitative or qualitative) and 

why, at what level of description the theory operates (descriptive, analogical or fundamental), and the theory’s domain.

 What is the relationship between theory and research?

 How can a researcher use theory to guide the design of their study and/or interpretation of results?