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U4 Project Draft: Participants & Questionnaires (2-3 pages)
Submit Project Draft: Select Participants, Develop Questionnaires
and Describe Data Analysis Plan (2-3 pages).
Selecting Participants / Sampling: Cover the following aspects of sampling in 1 to 3 paragraphs:
Define the population from which you will draw your sample, including:
Location where potential participants can be found (e.g., national, state or local sample and/OR those seeking services through a local program)
Demographic characteristics that qualify a person or family for inclusion in your study and why you selected these characteristics
Conditions for qualifying for the study (e.g., families mandated to counseling following criminal, abuse, negligent or other at-risk activity) and why you selected these characteristics
Sampling strategy you will use to recruit participants
ID a probability or non-probability sampling method and explain why the method you chose is appropriate for your study (see Tables 8.1 and 8.2 in the Marlow text)
How many participants will you recruit for your study and why?
Data Collection Instrument (Questionnaire, Interview Guide): Cover the following aspects of data collection in 1 to 3 paragraphs and provide a copy of your instrument in an Appendix:
Develop 7 to 10 questions to ask your participants
Specify who will collect the data, and how they will do it (interview, questionnaire, multiple methods or another method?)
Data Analysis Method: Cover the following aspects of data analysis in 1 to 3 paragraphs:
Select a qualitative or quantitative data analysis method that fits with your research design and data collection method; be sure to explain why you chose the selected method
For qualitative analysis, review Marlow, Chapter 11
For quantitative analysis, review Marlow, Chapter 12