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Qualitative Methods of Research

Make a case for why those in leadership positions might favor qualitative methods. In your discussion, consider the nature of leadership, the social/cultural/human contexts of schools, needs of students and families, the nature of inquiry, and the kinds of questions that leaders/teachers/members of society ask.

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Below you will find information that is intended to broaden your understanding of qualitative methods in educational leadership so that you can complete your assignment.

I have outlined how you might think through your planning of your essay and included resources at the bottom. You will notice each bullet references the resource at the bottom. My suggestion would be to consider this as you look at the examples provided at the links below. Essentially, quantitative results must include qualitative practices. If you have further questions or need further support, please let us know. Best of luck on completing your assignment!

Basically why do educational leaders favor qualitative methods?
Make a case for why those in leadership positions might favor qualitative methods. Keep in mind the nature of leadership, the social/cultural/human contexts of schools, needs of students and families, the nature of inquiry, and the kinds of questions that leaders/teachers/members of society ask.

While quantitative data is important for clear-cut issues and decisiveness, qualitative data tends to reveal "themes and patterns" 1 that might surface through ...

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While quantitative data is important for clear-cut issues and decisiveness, qualitative data tends to reveal "themes and patterns" 1 that might surface through conversations. For example, curriculum mapping can provide quantitative data about curriculum and instruction practices, gaps and redundancies, and program transitions. However, it is the qualitative conversations among faculty where themes of issues can emerge and be addresses.

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