Sampling and Data Collection Plan
Part 1: Sampling Design
Write a 350- to 700-word paper using the research scenario and two variables your learning team developed for the Week 2 Business Research Project Part 1 assignment, in which the goal is to submit a random sampling plan in such detail that another researcher could replicate the method.
Discuss the following:
Target Population from which you will select a smaller sample and reason for selecting this population
Method of random sampling for obtaining the smaller sample which may include:
Calculate the sample size for the mean or sample or sample size for the proportion, using a 95% confidence level, estimated population standard deviation or estimate of the true population proportion, and a 5% margin of error. Place the calculation in the Appendix. Include a statement about the calculated sample size in the paper.
Discuss how validity and reliability will be achieved.
If applicable, explain how human subjects will be protected.
Part 2: Data Collection
Explain how the data will be physically collected and why this approach is best for your research study.
Of the following three approaches, which will you use to data collection for your resesarch study:
Survey (If a survey is chosen, create a 5-10 question survey and include appropriate response scales for each question), or
Explain where data will be stored and how it will be protected.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.