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Re-creating a study by others from elsewhere and conducting a similar study using different methodology are two of a number of methods of triangulation. Assume you are the deputy director of a large urban school district. Your staff has just completed a study that indicates that the college grades earned by teachers correlate highly with student achievement. The study has great political implications because it could affect teacher selection policy to the advantage of some and disadvantage of others. More information is needed for the study to survive public scrutiny and the inevitable arguments surrounding changing teacher hiring policy. What method of triangulation might you use to do a second qualitative study to buttress (or refute) the findings of the first study? Why?

 

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