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Participant Pool and Study Method

Nominated Scholars

The many persons forwarded as exceptional by faculty peers may all qualify as“scholar-practitioners”for whom their academic productivity inextricably links to impact andapplication within the field. While most can be described as full-fledged scholars who have significantly influenced nationaltrends and policies in addition to local contexts, others were selected for their leadership roles within school districts and thecommunity. However, the majority of exceptional scholars nominated work within the academy in various disciplines, primarilyeducational administration, in one of two respects: (1) broadly representing educational studies within such areas as business,politics, humanities, and philosophy, or (2) specializing in educational leadership with a focus on school leadership, highereducation, or teacher education, and in such areas as supervision, school–university collaboration, leadership preparation, policy, and reform.

Survey methods

Pilot and group discourse. For the survey“‘The Greatest’Living Scholars of Our Time”(that some quipped to be a“tough assignment”) recipients were asked to“take a moment to make a difference by answering this question,”to nominate one person, and to“briefly jot down the reason(s) for your choice.”The form alluded to the necessity of being able to make an informed judgment (“this survey assumes that you’re in the field of educational leadership”). It was established that any feedback would be anonymously reported. A pilot sampling, conducted in 2002at a doctoral research-extensive metropolitan university in Florida, involved eight educational leadership professors. Thequestion was openly tested and the interest level gauged. This process further verified the value/importance of the questionitself, so I broadened my data collection efforts. I also learned that some faculty wanted either to nominate more than one person orto vote with reservations, an outcome that foreshadowed an emerging pattern on a larger scale for some respondents.

Fuller sampling and distribution. Turning to listserves of professional associations, I accessed those mostrelevant to my study, including university-based educational leadership departments located through Internet searches.Conference councils and educational leadership editorial teams also received the survey. My goal was to obtain 200 surveys—214 (6%) complete responses were received; additionally, 19 electronicmessages were returned explaining why a nomination was not possible. In all, 233 (7%) responses were analyzed. Approximately3,500 individuals would have received the survey (some more than once), but this number proved impossible to accuratelytrack.

While the goal set for the completed surveys was met, the very low return rate needs to be addressed, especiallywhen one considers that a good response rate of 50 to 60% is generally considered accepted for survey research (Diem, 2002).However, at least one social science research team has found that its traditional paper survey yielded a higher response rate (60%)than the same questionnaire distributed electronically, which dropped significantly to 27%; this led them to question whethere-surveys are a reliable means of collecting data from a targeted population (Fraze, Hardin, Brashears, Smith,&Lockaby, 2003). In the long list provided by Newman (2002) for increasing one’s response rate from surveys in general, I used most of thesuggestions—provide a salient question, indicate why the respondent’s answer matters, keep the survey short and simple, use university identification and a personalized note, and follow upwith a reminder. I did not make many telephone calls or offer monetary incentives, both optional strategies for maximizing one’s response rate.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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