Discussion Question

Direction: Answer each question with a word count of 200-250. Citations and references must be included

Q1) Read: Group personality composition and performance in military services by Halfhill, Nielson, Sundstrom & Weilbaecher (2005) Summarize the study in one paragraph. Then categorize it according to each of the following dimensions:

• Experimental, quasi-experimental, or non-experimental

• Descriptive, predictive, or explanatory

• Retrospective, cross-sectional, or longitudinal

Why did you categorize the article as you did? Do articles in your field of interest commonly fall into this category? Why or why not?

Q2) What are the primary factors that make it more challenging to conduct experimental studies in the field of education or leadership? Why are these significant? How do these factors affect other research design for the dissertation study?

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