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Data Collection and Sample Population

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1. Select a quantitative research questions and use it to guide your discussion of sample populations and data collection.

What are the most important aspect that influence the career choices of American college students?

Variable: Factors influencing career choices
Group: American college students

2. Identify the quantitative methodology that is appropriate to use to conduct a study to answer the research question.

3. Describe your sample population (be sure to include the following information as part of your discussion):

- What is your population of interest?
- To whom would you like the results to be generalized?
- What is an appropriate size of your sample?
- Describe a sampling technique that is appropriately aligned to your study's research methodology

4. Describe the data collection strategy (ies) you would use to collect data related to the research question.

Please include a description of the surveys instruments, questionnaires, structured interviews, and/or existing records or other documents that will be used. Be very specific.

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What are the most important aspect that influence the career choices of American college students?
What is your population of interest?
- To whom would you like the results to be generalized?
- What is an appropriate size of your sample?
- Describe a sampling technique that is appropriately aligned to your study's research methodology
http://www.academia.edu/165220/Explaining_influences_on_career_choice_the_case_of_MBA_students

When conducting a qualitative study about why college students choose the careers that they choose it's imperative that the researcher immerse themselves into their subject's daily lives to observe the college students within their environment. Therefore, the researcher is required to conduct extensive interviews, surveys, and other observational techniques that can allow the researcher the ability to garner insight from a perspective that is driven by the students instead of by the data accumulate and interpreted by the researcher. This is the basis of qualitative research as it requires a subjective approach to the subjects that allows the subject being studied to not only participate in the study, but represent the primary voice of the study by voicing their opinions from the beginning stages of the research ...

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This response offers a hypothetical example of collecting data for a qualitative research study on MBA graduates who choose careers in upper management.

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