Overview of Intended Methodological Approach (10 marks)
In this section you should give details of the research design, which provides the rationale for and overview of the philosophical framework and methods selected -including a discussion of the ethical considerations. In providing an explanation of your methodological approach you must also state the criterion used for participant, case or sample selection, for the sample of the population to be studied, and a description of the methods of data collection to be employed.
In thinking about sampling procedure, you should consider the following questions:
- Whom/What do you intend to collect data on?
- Do you intend to study the whole population or part of it?
- If the latter, how do you intend to select your sample?
- How will you ensure that your sample is representative of the entire population ( if relevant for your methodology adopted)?