Use the following scoring guide, along with the project information, for evaluating each learner's work. Project 2, Part 2 focuses on the method. In this assignment you will justify the selected...

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Use the following scoring guide, along with the project information, for evaluating each learner's work.
Project 2, Part 2 focuses on the method. In this assignment you will justify the selected instrument(s), describe what will be measured, defend that the measures are valid representations of the constructs and their functional roles in the theory, discuss sampling methods, and analyze the proposed research design.
REQUIREMENTS: Project 2, Part 2 consists of the following five deliverables: (a) select instruments from the resources (List of Instruments) that show promise as reasonable measures of the construct(s) under your investigation; (b) defend the measures as valid representations of the constructs; (c) demonstrate the association between the measures and the explanatory diagram; (d) discuss the sampling method; and (e) evaluate the costs and benefits of the proposed research design.
You will submit a single document, organized by deliverables 1 through 5, covering the following components:
  • (a) Instruments are one source of data. Other sources include financial outcomes that reflect a company's performance, demographic information, and other classification data. For the purpose of this assignment you will use an instrument to measure individual or group characteristics. Working from the list of instruments provided in resources, identify one instrument you propose to use to measure the construct under your investigation. In a actual proposal you may require more than one instrument to measure the constructs under your investigation. However, for the purpose of this assignment you will select only one. Then access the Mental Measurements Yearbook database (which also includes Tests in Print) using the Capella Library. If you don't find what you are looking for consider working with a Capella Librarian to assist you. If you still can't locate an instrument, consider using a different construct.
    • Deliverable 1: Cite the instrument and discuss its intended use, category, administration, intended population, completion time, scales, and other descriptive information. Summarize the review.
  • (b) Validity represents the degree to which an instrument measures a construct. Because it is context dependent, validity will depend on how the scores are used. An instrument's validity is typically reported in the scholarly literature. Most of the instruments listed are reported in the Mental Measurements Yearbook or other scholarly sources. If information is not available, redirect your search to the scholarly literature. Again, you may need to consult with a Capella Librarian. If you cannot locate a report on the psychometric properties, select a different instrument.
    • Deliverable 2: Defend the measures as valid representations of the construct. This might include some or all of the following: discriminant and concurrent validity; correlations with other instruments known to measure a similar or identical construct. For and instrument to be valid, it must also be reliable. Include reliability evidence.
  • (c) A limitation of quantitative research is the degree to which reduction occurs. That is, concepts are reduced to numeric representations of the construct. It is unusual for an instrument to capture the full understanding of a construct. For example, what we understand about the construct of intelligence is approximated by various intelligence instruments.
    • Deliverable 3: Discuss the relationship between the measure and the explanatory diagram. Evaluate the extent to which the instrument will provide useful approximations of the construct.
  • (d) Inferential statistics use data gathered from a sample to infer characteristics of a population. An important part of the research method is to ensure the sample is an unbiased representation of the population. Probability sampling is a statistical process used to identify a sample from a population.
    • Deliverable 4: Identify and characterize the population where your results will be inferred. Discuss the type of probability sampling method you propose for your study. For this assignment, non-probability sampling methods are not approved. Evaluate the method using a cost-benefit analysis. That is, identify the conditions when the proposed sampling method are optimal and sub-optimal; restrictions imposed by the sampling method that will cause concern for the researcher; limitations on the sampling method in terms of acquiring a representative sample.
  • (e) Vogt XXXXXXXXXXidentifies seven different types of quantitative research designs (p. 8) listed in terms of obtrusiveness. For the purpose of this assignment your proposed study will gather data directly from participants. Therefore, document analysis, secondary analysis of data, and naturalistic observation are not appropriate research designs for this assignment.
    • Deliverable 5: Justify an appropriate research design for your proposed study. Evaluate the costs and benefits of the design. There are numerous resources on the Internet that describe and highlight the costs and benefits of research designs.
  • Maximum length for this assignment is 3 pages (APA).
Review the Project 2, Part 2 scoring guide prior to submitting.
Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click on the linked resources for helpful writing information. Top of Form
CriteriaNon-performanceBasicProficientDistinguishedComments
Describe the instrument, completely.
(20%)
Does not describe the instrument missing.Describes the instrument, but the description is incomplete.Describes the instrument, completely.Describes the instrument, completely. and includes critical analysis of cost and benefits.
Describe the validity of measures and defend them as valid representations of the construct.
(20%)
Does not describe the validity of measures.Describes the validity of measures, but not defended.Describes the validity of measures and defends them as valid representations of the construct.Describes the validity of measures, and defends them as valid representations of the construct, and includes discussion of various forms of validity used; reliability is analyzed and evaluated.
Describe the relationship between all measures and explanatory diagram, this includes direction of relationships.
(20%)
Does not describe the relationship between measures and explanatory diagram.Describes relationship between some, but not all measures, and describes the explanatory diagram.Describes the relationship between all measures and explanatory diagram, this includes direction of relationships.Describes the relationship between all measures and explanatory diagram, this includes direction of relationships. In addition, includes evaluation of the extent to which the instrument will provide useful approximations of the construct.
Describe appropriate probability sampling method.
(20%)
Does not identify the population and sampling method, or proposes present but non-probability sampling method.Identifies, but does not describe, population and sampling method.Describes appropriate probability sampling method.Describes appropriate probability sampling method, and includes evaluation using a cost/benefit analysis.
Justify research design.
(20%)
Does not mention or justify research design.Mentions research design, but it is not justified.Justifies research design.Justifies research design, and includes cost and benefit evaluation of the design.
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David answered on Dec 20 2021
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Running Head: LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Leadership Inventory Skills 1
Running Head: LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Leadership Inventory Skills
Name
Institution
Introduction
Leadership Skills Inventory is a tool that can be used to measure abilities and capabilities of a leader. The benefits of LSI include knowing the potential areas of strengths and areas of weaknesses. The cost of LSI is that it ignores other leadership perspectives.
Leadership Skills inventory is the best method to investigate the likely cases of co
uption in local government offices since the focus is on the employees; their abilities and capabilities, and not on the occu
ences. This method will measure the possibility of an employee to participate in co
uption cases. In order to detect the likelihood of co
uption cases occu
ence, there is a necessity to focus on the individual's chances of participating in co
uption.
Thus, employee’s possibility of participating in co
uption cases is a valid representation and plays the role of determining co
uption cases in local Government offices. The sample shall be collected by a variation of five people among the senior employees in local government offices. For instance, picking a one then skipping five and picking six, skipping five and picking eleven.
The Leadership skills Inventory method of research targets at measuring the employees’ possibility of participating in co
uption cases, one out every six senior employees shall be picked as a sample for a questionnaire. This method will be successful since the possibility of an employee to participate in co
uption indicates co
uption cases likely to occur in the future.
Deliverable1
LSI will be used to measure co
uption in local government offices by monitoring the abilities and capabilities of leadership in that office. LSI is in the leadership instruments category. The administration of LSI will be the researcher. A population of 35 senior officers in the local government will be covered in the LSI based research. Using LSI the research will take 45 days. The scales that will be used range...
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