Evaluate leadership through questionnaires is not an ideal measurement, in my humble opinion. I strongly believe that we should measure the results (or the effectiveness) of such leadership on different levels such as, cultural aspects, productivity, etc.
In the same vien, this below article tickled the problem of leadership questionnaires and suggested three strategies to measure leadership.
methodology chapter is an important chapter in any dissertation (actually all the chapters are important..:)). reading this chapter should allow the individual to understand what you really did in your research, how did you do it, and why you did what you did. in other words, the author needs to explain all the steps he or she went through from the beginning till the end. well, do you need to register all the details? i would say yes, that is why it would be a great help to start writing your academic journal the first minute you decide you want to do a PhD. writing a journal would help you later in writing your research proposal while explaining how to get to choose your research topics and the steps you went through collecting the literature review. it will also help you later in writing your dissertation especially the methodology chapter…i value this idea a lot NOW, after i am rewriting the methodology chapter for the sixth time. i highly recommend starting this academic journal even if you are in the middle of your research, every additional registered information would be a great help for you later and save you time and effort later on.
if you are writing an academic paper for a journal or for a conference, or even for a class assignment, you need to include all the needed information that allow the readers (that might be strangers to your field and topic) to see the big pictures with details.
I conclude the above golden rule for my academic writing, especially when writing my PhD dissertation. As much as the previous rule is easy as much as there are a lot of issues to take care of while writing. And writing the methodology chapter is not an exception. I always remind myself that I should be writing to readers that know nothing about my topic, or the way I am thinking. Those readers cant assume or guess how i get to the results. I should explain all in details and I believe this what makes the main difference between academic writing and literature writing.
long time ago, when i start my writing hoppy (diffidently not academic and diffidently not in english) I am told this sentence: “writing is a secret and special connection (or relationship) between the writer and the reader”…really? well, kind of …yea, off course it is. i don’t believe in un-academic writings, writer needs to explain everything, otherwise it would turn to be so boaring. it would be nice to the reader to use imagination while swimming between the words and sentences. and may be this is the reason why i am so careful to watch a movie that is based on a wonderful book i have read and enjoyed a lot. I am afraid that my imagination would not meet the director’s…at the end of the road, the movie is the director’s imagination, right? did you see the girl with perl earnings? i jsut finished the book which i enjoyed a lot, when the movie came out. i was so uncomfortable setting in the movie theatre watching it, cause i do not want to ruin the pictures i draw for the girl, for her boss, for the house she lived in…i was afraid that they would take away some of the scenes i liked…at the same time, i was curious to see what other people see in the book. their own view, their own translation…off course my friends who had not read the book enjoyed the movie so much. but at the end of the day it was a good movie. was i disappointed? not really…but i still rememember the end was different.