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I am completing my proposed study research paper for teen prostitution. I need help with the population of interest in the study of teen prostitution? Explain how can you employ a random sample from the target population? If so, what is the recruiting strategy? If not, what are the obstacles?

What is the predominant research design and methodology for teen prostitution? How is this proposed study similar or different from the design and methodology?

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http://thehousegroup.org/history/archive/res_juvenile_prost_invest.pdf

I need help with the population of interest in the study of teen prostitution. Explain how you can employ a random sample from the target population? If so, what is the recruiting strategy? If not, what are the obstacles?

If you are attempting to employ a random sample from the target population, you should use stratified sampling as the sampling method. This allows you to manipulate the study by dividing the two sub-groups in the study into teens from affluent communities and those from impoverished communities. This will enable a simple random sample from each sub-group of your target population of teens that can be grouped further into age ranges or ethnic origins.

What is the predominant research design and methodology for teen prostitution? How is this proposed study similar or different from the design and methodology?

In the majority of studies on teen prostitution, researchers use a non-experimental, or ex post facto, research design. This design is used because it isn't able to manipulate variables associated with teen prostitution wherein the researchers will allow the loss of control over extraneous variables as obviously you don't want to encourage or facilitate teen prostitution. This differs from the proposed design that (you) are attempting to use because of the lack of manipulation of the study by not using experimental probability.

http://changingminds.org/explanations/research/sampling/stratified_sampling.htm

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