The researchers used a collective case study as part of the qualitative methodology. As noted by Seidman (2013), case studies help researchers to have a detailed understanding about an issue or problem prevailing within a research setting. In this study, the rationale for selecting collective case study was given as the need to focusing on several subjects or participants at the same time. This rationale can be considered justifiable as it allowed the collection of both qualitative data and collective investigation of the sample size.
Having said that the methodology selected was justifiable, using a focus group design would have allowed better access to participants (Diriwächter & Valsiner, 2006). This is because if focus group was used, the researcher would have had the chance of combining several data collection strategies including observation and interview (Bogdan & Biklen, 2007).
There were two major qualities about the article that helps to demonstrate precision and clarity of writing. The first of this had to do with the use of headings and sections to clearly spell out the themes that were being carried out by the researchers. Also, the researchers were very straight forward with their findings whiles ensuring that no important details were missed out from the analysis.
Even though this study is complete and have been concluded as achieving its aim, there remain very important questions other researchers may ask. First, there is the question of the role parents can play as stakeholders of the educational system in ensuring that trust built at school is continued in the home. Second is the question of how other factors might have influenced the outcome of trust mothers have in principals. The third is the question of how students themselves could help improve their relationship with principals.
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