Research Design and Collecting Data

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Research Design and Collecting Data • Population—the total number of “whatever” that is going to be studied • Random sample is a portion of the total population—all have an equal chance • A sample is a portion of the population • Representative—sample looks like total • Sampling frame—complete list of population –usually not possible Step 4-Research Design and Collecting Data • Methods of data collection – Self-administered questionnaire
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Unformatted text preview: Interviewsface-to-face or phone Structuredwording set in advance Unstructuredflexible and open-ended Step 4-Research Design and Collecting Data Observationslistening and recording of information on people Nonparticipantdetached observations Participantjoining the group Hawthorne Effectaltering behavior if they know they are being watched Secondary sourcesdata collected for one reason used for another census, birth, death records, movies, graffiti, etc...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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