The two sets of answers that contradict one another are those pertinent to questions 6 and 7. Most respondents were comfortable with the pace of reforms in Qatar. However, when asked if things were done slowly, do they believe the changes would last longer – respondents strongly agreed that the pace should be done more slowly. These are therefore contradictory responses.
8. Looking at Table 2, what are the two sets of answers that contradict one another? For example, do students believe that reforms are a good thing but do not believe that children in school should learn English?
The two sets of answers that contradict one another are those answers pertinent to questions 10 and 11. Majority of the respondents believed that the reform is turning Qatar into a copy of the West but still they strongly support learning English as part of the reform.
Question number 9 has 11 respondents answering that they strongly agree (2) that reforms have a positive influence on Qatari culture. The rationale for this is because respondents in Table 1 are all Qatari students who are most aware of the impact of the reforms on their national culture.
Question number 10 has 8 respondents who believed that the reform is turning Qatar into a copy of the West. Again, the rationale for this is because respondents in Table 2 are comprised of non-Qatari students who could have had the opportunities of attending western schools.
The acknowledgment of the respondents that English plays an important role in education and should be included as a critical part of the reform, regardless of the nationality of the students who participated in the