Chapter 3: Research Method The research will apply a mixed method approach combining both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. All primary statistical data such as the dropout rates will be obtained through a quantitative approach from school records and the rest of education offices. A teacher’s attitude will be determined as negative or positive depending on their responses. The replies will be tabulated in the Likert Scale based on the responses of how they agree or disagree with the issues raised about student dropout incidences. For this research the Likert Scale will include the following five points strongly agree agree don’t know disagree and strongly disagree to determine the teacher’s attitude. The study will use a mixed research method which carries the attributes of the quantitative and qualitative method. For instance it carries the quality nature of qualitative research and the inductive reasoning that enable it to make 25-36. Starkey A. M. (2015). Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2012. Washington DC: National Center For Education Statistics. Tewksbury R. (2009). Qualitative versus Quantitative Methods: Understanding Why Qualitative Methods are Superior for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology 1(1): 38-58. Thomas Y. P. (2010). Research Methodology. University of South Africa 1-44. Van M. M. (2016). Phenomenology of practice: Meaning-giving methods in phenomenological research and writing. Williams C. (2007). Research Methods. Journal of Business & Economic Research 5(3): 65-71. Wilson S. & Peterson P. L. (2007). Theories of Learning and Teaching: What Do They Mean for Educators? Retrieved January 19 2017 from ERIC: files.eric.ed.gov Zebrowitz L. A. & Montepare J. (2015). Faces and First Impressions. Attitudes and Social Cognition 251-276. Zohrabi M. (2013). Mixed method research: Instruments validity reliability and reporting findings. Theory and Practice in Language Studies 3(2): 254-262. [...]
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