Response to post of classmate on education

Response to Post of Classmate#1
One shares the same contention expressed by Kormanik and Shindell that there is really no need to polarize the position of a scholar-practitioner as two opposing and contrasting roles. One strongly believes that people who eventually assume the role recognize the need to advance knowledge through continued learning; thereby exemplifying continued embodiment of the scholar facet. From assuming a proactive stance in professional growth, scholars thereby applying what has been learned in actual employment settings – confirming the application of the practitioner role. Therefore, in human resource development, the scholar-practitioner role is seen to be similarly applicable through being apprised with current and future trends in human resources management and ensuring that best practices are imbibed in their respective work settings.
Response to Post of Classmate#2
The research methodology disclosed for the planned study about understanding how social media influences people’s perception of certain social issues (prejudice and xenophobia) is commendable. One honestly believes that the concern regarding biases could be addressed, depending on the manner by which interview questions are to be designed. Actually, a survey-questionnaire method could be used to precede the interview method. Through the survey-questionnaire method, both the researcher and the respondents’ demographic profile would not be seen as instrumental or contributory to the response. Likewise, the questions could be designed in the most appropriate manner to ensure objectivity. Any response that requires further clarification would be verified through the interview process. Utilization of a survey-questionnaire would enable reaching a wider range of respondents which could increase the validity of the outcome.