relevance of servant leadership in the management of educational institutions.

Dissertation Topic
Various studies have been conducted on the relevance of servant leadership in the management of educational institutions. The analysis of the sources about previous studies on the topic reveals different research strengths and gaps. The dissertation aims at considering the gaps in the research. The current research is mostly focused on the positives of servant leadership and ignores the shortcomings of the leadership approach in running learning institutions. The topic’s analysis should include the identification of both the negatives and positives of the leadership style. Besides, the research should minimize situations where subjects analyze themselves since such approaches are subjected to biases. The study shall be guided by the identified gaps and aim to minimize the impacts of such shortcomings.
Instructions
Your assignment is to draft two or more research questions. These questions can be either qualitative or quantitative or a mixture of both.
Qualitative: Research questions must be aligned with the purpose statement. Qualitative research questions should be open-ended and reflect the nature of the qualitative design (avoid yes/no and closed-ended questions).
Quantitative: Research questions must be aligned with the purpose statement and should include proposed hypothesis(es). Ensure the research questions and hypothesis(es) are aligned with the purpose statement. The research questions and hypotheses must be directly answerable, specific, and testable based on the data collected.
Hypotheses
(Quantitative/Mixed Studies Only)
Both null hypotheses and alternative hypotheses should be stated. Each must directly correspond with a research question. Hypotheses must be stated in testable, potentially negatable, form with each variable operationalized. Note: Each hypothesis represents one distinct testable prediction. Upon testing, each hypothesis must be entirely supported or entirely negated.
Research Questions
Research questions allow researchers to address the problem and fulfill the purpose of any study. Research questions must be aligned with the problem and purpose of the study both in content and in wording. One way to begin identifying the best research questions for a study is to try posing the topic as a question.
For example, if you are interested in determining what influences a team’s productivity because many teams are unproductive, you may have a hypothesis about the connection of productivity to leadership abilities. Your question might be: How does a leader’s personality affect a team’s productivity?

Once you have identified a research topic question, you should formulate two or more sub-questions serving as the research questions for your study.
For instance, consider the question, “How does a leader’s management style affect employee motivation? Or, “how does a leader’s positivity influence team productivity?”
Ask yourself, “How can I measure or answer these questions?” This will help you narrow on an approach to use for data collection. Here is a checklist to use in the development of your research questions:
• Did I create several questions closely related to my topic and aligned with my problem and purpose statements?
• Are my questions measureable or answerable?
• Is the scope of my questions reasonable for the time and resources I have to complete this research?
• Will these questions help me better understand some area needing to be changed or improved?
• Are my questions phrased in a way avoiding leading language such as: “Since children hate homework, how many minutes of after-school work should be assigned?”
• Are my questions worded to avoid the word “why,” as these are very difficult to answer in any study?
• Do my questions avoid a “yes” or “no” response, as scholarly research should provide more in-depth results?
The tool below can be used to help create research questions. Hypotheses are only required for quantitative methodologies.
Research Question Alignment Tool
Problem statement – Summarize your problem statement in one sentence. “The problem is . . .”
Purpose statement – Summarize your purpose statement in one sentence. “The purpose of this quantitative/ qualitative study is to . . .”
Research Question 1 – List the research question.
Null Hypothesis 1 – List if applicable. Ho1:
Alternative Hypothesis – List if applicable. Ha1:
Data – List the data you will need to answer this research question.
Variables – List the variables involved in this question, if applicable (include independent, dependent, and extraneous variables).
Permission – What kinds of permission will you need to access the data to answer these questions?
Research Question 2 – List the research question.
Null Hypothesis 2 – List if applicable.
Alternative Hypothesis – List if applicable. Ho2:
Data – List the data you will need to answer this research question. Ha2:
Variables – List the variables involved in this question, if applicable (include independent, dependent, and extraneous variables).
Permission – What kinds of permission will you need to access the data to answer this question?
For examples, review the dissertation examples previously provided.
Length: 1 page, not including title page (reference page not required)
Your research questions should be directly aligned with the purpose statement. Your research questions should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate. Be sure to adhere to University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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