ERIC Number: EJ1098284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Neuromathematical Trichotomous Mixed Methods Analysis: Using the Neuroscientific Tri-Squared Test Statistical Metric as a Post Hoc Analytic to Determine North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Leadership Efficacy
Osler, James Edward, II; Mason, Letita R.
Journal on Educational Psychology, v9 n3 p44-61 Nov 2015-Jan 2016
This study examines the leadership efficacy amongst graduates of The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) for the classes of 2000 through 2007 from a neuroscientific and neuromathematic perspective. NCSSM alumni (as the primary unit of analysis) were examined using a novel neuromathematic post hoc method of analysis. This study is grounded in the theoretical construct that non-cognitive psychological (also called motivational) factors are core components of leadership efficacy (self-efficacy), indicative of NCSSM graduates (who had high academic performance and attained STEM [Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics] degrees). In this neuroscientific mixed-methods analysis, a quantitative phase was conducted to collect the data captured by the Mind Garden Leadership Efficacy Questionnaire. A Post Hoc qualitative analysis was conducted in the second phase of the data analysis, using the applied neuromathematic Trichotomous-Squared Test methodology (that has an associated qualitative researcher-designed Inventive Investigative Instrument (Osler, 2012a) embedded within the statistical methodology). An additional outcome of the research investigation was the development of a new assessment methodology called the "Mason Leadership Efficacy Model".
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Leadership Effectiveness, High School Graduates, STEM Education, Neurosciences, Motivation, Self Efficacy, High Schools, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Models, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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