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Week 4 Case Study
Mastering Teacher Leadership is a case study that involves Wittenberg University’s Department of Education to determining the viability of starting a Master of Education program for Ohio-certified teachers working within school districts serving a five-county area. When evaluating the methods used for the surveys I found that they focused only on teachers that have already began teaching. They didn’t ask current students enrolled in the bachelors program. By including them in the sample size you will receive a fuller picture of the generalized population. Furthermore, as the case study states they sent out a survey in four counties and a questionnaire to Clark County. When research is conducted like this in order to compile data the same questions should be asked if inferences are being made from that data. Also by including samples from outside areas that are not in Wittenberg University’s immediate market the data becomes skewed. The type of research done was descriptive; the objective of descriptive research is to describe things, such as the market potential for a product or the demographics and attitudes of consumers who buy the product. This was the best choice for this case study. The problem that this study has comes from the structure of the sampling plan. Due to the lack of consistency of the data, the research my not be as viable as it could have been in order to base a business decision from such as expanding a department in order to include a Masters learning program. In conclusion, the findings based from the research in the case study to be less than satisfactory because the methods that were used to obtain the information were flawed. If a better sampling was taken and was kept consistent I think the research would show a much different response.
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