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    CFA and SEM, Research Tools, Transformational Leadership

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    1. Describe how you may use CFA and SEM in business leadership research, and why you may choose to do so.
    2. Write your thoughts on the future of transformational leadership.
    3. Why is it important to select appropriate research tools for research? Please relate your answer to business leadership.
    4. Please explain what the following research tools are, what they would be used for and what indicator statistic we are looking for.
    SPSS - Scale Reliability Analysis
    SPSS - Factor Analysis
    SPSS - ANOVA
    SPSS - Regression
    SPSS Descriptive Statistics - Explore

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    1. Describe how you may use CFA and SEM in business leadership research, and why you may choose to do so.

    Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is a statistical technique used to verify the factor structure of a set of observed variables.

    CFA could be used to test the hypothesis that a relationship between observed variables and their underlying latent constructs exists. The researchers could use CFA in business leadership research to determine the significance of the latent construct variables.

    Structural equation modeling (SEM) could be used to investigate the factorial invariance (i.e., equivalence) of the leadership construct as perceived by different groups of people in education.

    2. Write your thoughts on the future of transformational leadership.

    Transformational leaders (or some call extraordinary) who inspire with vision, engage with teams, focus on higher order intrinsic needs and raised consciousness about the significance of specific outcomes and new ways in which those outcomes might be achieved. As many businesses are at a crossroad, facing unprecedented change and uncertainty, the significant transformation is needed to digitalization, globalization, radical management as well as innovation pursuing, transformational leaders are in higher demand, as transformational leadership is all about change.

    3. Why is it important to select appropriate ...

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    The Solution discusses CFA and SEM in business leadership research, identifies and explains several research tools and considers the future of transformational leadership.

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