QNT 561 Week 3 Sample Size and Data Collection

QNT 561 Week 3 Sample Size and Data Collection

 

Sampling and Data Collection Plan – Assessment Activity – Week3 – QNT/561 – eCampus

 

Part 1: Sampling Design

 

Write a 350- to 700-word paper using the 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:

  • Population and size
  • The target population and brief reasoning
  • Sampling element which may be conducted through any of the following:
    • Data mining
    • Survey (If a survey is chosen, create a 5-10 question document), or
    • Observation
  • The sample size
  • Method of random sampling which may include:
    • Simple
    • Stratified
    • Systematic
    • Cluster

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.

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.

Explain where data will be stored and how it will be protected.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.