Grand Canyon Ethical Considerations & Transformational Leadership Essay

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PART 1

For part 1, you will consider the possible ethical considerations that may arise in the research study you are proposing in your Signature Assignment (due in part 2). In this assignment, you will review your comments related to the ethical elements of your study of transformational leadership. But this is also a good chance to work on your problem, purpose and research questions.

Specifically, you must write a paper that addresses the following:

  • Introduce your tentative problem, purpose, and research questions.
  • Explain data-collection strategies that you might use to answer your research questions. Discuss factors you would consider when deciding which one to use.
  • Identify the target group that you would want to recruit to participate in your study. Determine what ethical issues are associated with collecting data from this specific group.
  • Are there other groups that could also be considered? Explain whether they would pose different ethical issues.
  • Explain how you would gain access to and permission from this group. Would there be any conflicts of interest? Do you plan to provide compensation to participants? If so, why?
  • Explain possible ethical issues that might arise if you do decide to provide compensation
  • Determine how you would ensure confidentiality and mitigate any issues of coercion.
  • Indicate if there are other potential data collection methods that you could use that might pose fewer ethical issues, but could still answer your research questions.

Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

PART 2

Prepare a research proposal based upon transfomational leadership

Be sure your research proposal includes the following:

  • A statement concerning the problem the research study will address as well as justification and evidence to verify that the problem exists.
  • A purpose statement that outlines how you will address the problem.
  • A list of the research questions, including hypotheses if a quantitative or mixed study. A description of the research methodology you have chosen (i.e., quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) and a justification of this approach as best suited to address the problem and answer the specific research questions.
  • A discussion on the research design you have proposed (e.g., case study, quasi-experimental, etc.) and a justification of this design as the best choice and its ability to align with other aspects of the study.
  • A description of the data collection process, with justifications, to include a discussion of the population and sampling technique and any instruments you plan to use (e.g., survey, interview protocol),
  • An overview of the process for data collection and any challenges you envision.
  • A brief discussion of the proposed analysis techniques.
  • A brief discussion of how reliability and validity (or trustworthiness) will be maintained.
  • A brief discussion of the limitations and ethical considerations, including how limitations, biases, and ethical considerations will be addressed.
  • 7-10 Scholarly sources to support your proposal.
  • It is also important that you ensure there is alignment between the components of your paper.

Length: 12-15 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.

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Explanation & Answer

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Running head: OUTLINE

Outline
Students Name
Institution of Affiliation
Date

OUTLINE
I.

INTRODUCTION AND EVIDENCE THAT PROBLEM EXISTS
The transformational leadership theory postulates that a leader will identify the need for
change within the group then create a vision. The leader will then in turn inspire and
motivate the other members of the group to effect the change that they require. An
example of negative transformational leadership in the world is the Jonestown mass
suicide which left more than 900 people dead.

II.

CONSEQUNCES OF NEGATIVE TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Negative transformational leadership has several consequences which include poor
decision making, employee burnout in organizations, favoritism and formation of small
factions within the organization, overlooking small but vital details and also setting of
unattainable goals.

III.

HOW TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM
The problem can be effectively tackled by clearly defining goals and milestones and
making sure everybody understands them. Then inculcating a participative mindset in
everybody and encouraging self-direction within the organization. Also, having
contingency plans is important.

IV.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The methodology to be applied is the mixed research methods. The data collection
methods include the use of questionnaires, conducting direct interviews with the
participants of the study, analyzing case studies and also conducting surveys. The random
sampling method will be applied when selecting respondents. Data will be analyzed using
tools such as the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. The advantages and
disadvantages of the mixed research methods are also discussed.

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V.

RESEARCH DESIGN
The proposed research design is the case study design. The advantages and disadvantages
of this research design are also discussed.

VI.

CHALLENGES ENVISIONED
Some of the challenges which are likely to faced when conducting research include
hostile respondents, limited amount of both time and money, the inability to gauge
accuracy of responses from the participants, lack of access to vital literature as well as
some premises to collect data. The final challenge is the lack of faith by participants in
researchers.

VII.

RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY
In order to maintain reliability and validity of the data four essential elements must be
analyzed critically and they include credibility, transferability, conformability and
dependability. An analysis of these elements will help me maintain reliability and validity
of the data.

VIII.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Some of the ethical issues which may arise when dealing with individuals from the
identified target group include getting informed consent from the respondents,
maintaining the confidentiality and anonymity of the respondents and also their right to
privacy. Also, the different ways through which the ethical issues can be tackled are
discussed.

IX.

CONCLUSION
It is important that everything is well prepared before conducting the actual research
study. This means that the research methodology and the research design have to be

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perfect for the actual study to be successful. The data collection methods must be capable
of producing the required results. The data collected must be properly analyzed so that
accurate answers to the research.

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References
Eisenbeiß, S. A., & Boerner, S. (2013). A double‐edged sword: Transformational leadership and
individual creativity. British Journal of Management, 24(1), 54-68.
Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2017). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed
methods approaches. Sage publications.
Miller, T., Birch, M., Mauthner, M., & Jessop, J. (Eds.). (2012). Ethics in qualitative research.
Sage.
Mitchell, R., Boyle, B., Parker, V., Giles, M., Joyce, P., & Chiang, V. (2014). Transformation
through tension: The moderating impact of negative affect on transformational leadership in
teams. Human Relations, 67(9), 1095-1121.
Mutch, C. (2013). Doing educational research. Nzcer Press.
Noble, H., & Smith, J. (2015). Issues of validity and reliability in qualitative research. Evidencebased nursing, 18(2), 34-35.
Odumeru, J. A., & Ogbonna, I. G. (2013). Transformational vs. transactional leadership theories:
Evidence in literature. International Review of Management and Business Research, 2(2), 355.
Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Leech, N. L., & Collins, K. M. (2010). Innovative data collection strategies
in qualitative research. The qualitative report, 15(3), 696-726.


Running head: OUTLINE

Outline
Students Name
Institution of Affiliation
Date

OUTLINE
I.

INTRODUCTION
The transformational leadership style involves a charismatic leader leading others in
achieving their objectives. However, transformational leadership can take a different turn
and lead to negative consequences. The purpose of this paper is to show the effects of
negative transformational leadership and also how to tackle the problem.

II.

DATA COLLECTION STRATEGIES
Both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods will be employed. The data
collection methods I will use include use surveys, questionnaires, direct interviews and
analyzing case studies. There are several factors which will be analyzed before selecting
the data collection methods and they are the scope and the nature of the study, the
availability of finds at my disposal, time available to conduct the research study and the
precision of the data which I intend to collect.

III.

IDENTIFICATION OF THE TARGET GROUP
When selecting the target group, factors such as age of the participants, their sex, their
employment status will have to be analyzed.

IV.

ETHICAL ISSUES
Some of the ethical issues which may arise when dealing with individuals from the
identified target group include getting informed consent from the respondents,
maintaining the confidentiality and anonymity of the respondents and also their right to
privacy. The different ways through which the target population will be approached are
also discussed.

V.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND COERCION

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There are several ways through which the confidentiality and anonymity of the data can
be maintained. These methods include storing data in a secure location, assigning security
codes and passwords to computerized data, encrypting all identifiable data and also
removing face sheets which have identifying data. Coercion can be mitigated by ensuring
participants of the study fully understand that they are in control and that they have to
provide written consent for data to be collected from them.

References
Brewer, M. B., & Pickett, C. L. (2014). The social self and group identification. The social self:
Cognitive, interpersonal and intergroup perspectives, 4, 255.
Miller, T., Birch, M., Mauthner, M., & Jessop, J. (Eds.). (2012). Ethics in qualitative research.
Sage.
Mitchell, R., Boyle, B., Parker, V., Giles, M., Joyce, P., & Chiang, V. (2014). Transformation
through tension: The moderating impact of negative affect on transformational leadership in
teams. Human Relations, 67(9), 1095-1121.
Mutch, C. (2013). Doing educational research. Nzcer Press.
Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Leech, N. L., & Collins, K. M. (2010). Innovative data collection strategies
in qualitative research. The qualitative report, 15(3), 696-726.


Running head: RESEARCH METHODS

Research Methods
Students Name
Institution of Affiliation
Date

RESEARCH METHODS
Introduction
Different leadership styles exist in the corporate world. An example of such a leadership
style is transformational leadershi...


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