a) Identify a topic which could be the focus of a research study in Educational Leadership and Management, and prepare three various research objectives which could be addressed on this topic.
b) Describe whether a positivist or interpretive paradigm would give the best approach for the study and justify the choice of the approach.
c) Describe the advantages and drawbacks of the chosen approach.
Carrying out an interview is a very good source of the qualitative data.
a) Differentiate between an in-depth interview and a focus group interview.
b) What are the benefits and drawbacks of carrying out a focus group interview?
a) What do you mean by Case study design and what are the key features of this research design?
b) What are sampling and data collecting strategies which a researcher would undertake if he wants to carry out a case study of school efficiency and leadership in a poor community?
a) Define ethical issues in the research methodology.
b) A researcher wants to carry out an investigation amongst the Form V students of a secondary school. What are some of the ethical considerations that he must take into account before, throughout and after the data collection?