The article displays the research techniques used in the study in various ways. First, it describes the process of the literature review, which is essential in determining the direction of the current study regarding the formation of the research question (Kington, Sammons, Day & Regan, 2011). Moreover, the article reflects the weaknesses of the existing studies about the topic under research in order to establish an effective and sufficient research on the topic. In addition, the authors describe how they integrated both qualitative and quantitative research methods to identify the factors that contribute to effective teaching practice in primary and secondary contexts. The article under review attempts to establish the factors that contribute to effective teaching practice at primary and secondary levels of study.
The data analysis techniques used in the articles includes qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. The qualitative technique involves various processes such as recording, transcribing and saving the post- and pre-observation interviews. In addition, a coding application was developed to establish the themes of organizational for analysis. The article also highlights that the research team developed the application using NVivo software package in order to enhance qualitative approach of analysing the results. In addition, the qualitative approach was used to analyse the interviews in order to identify various aspects of the teachers and students (Kington, Sammons, Day & Regan, 2011).
The research uses the quantitative technique to evaluate the teachers and students questionnaires data. The questionnaires are mainly utilised in the qualitative approach in order to determine the demographic aspects of the research participants. In this case, the questioners’ data regarding the teachers is fed into the SPSS program in order to generate the teachers’ population descriptive information. According to the article, the information on the ...Show more