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Research information/foundation on African American Poverty

I am working on a project that requires me to:
Identify a particular target population for family research. Once identified I have to:

(1.) Develop a research question.

(2.)Select a specific research method.

(3.) Select the sample.

(4.) Select a sampling technique and explain the rationale for the selection.

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Dear Student,
Hi. For this particular problem, I propose African American as a population/ethnicity choice and the issue would be poverty. We should make it far more interesting by tying the recession to increasing poverty of African American families to put the issue in context with the times. As you have requested, the solution below is short. Good luck!

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Target Population & Rationale

Of late, I have been reading and researching about poverty and the African American family. The recession that began in 2007 appears to have never left. The economy is struggling to create new jobs and many remain unemployed for several years ow, relying on government handouts and temporary employment to get by. Some, who have been fortunate to have put aside money before the recession are almost at the end of their savings. It is no wonder that the state of the economy and job creation is central in the current political debates. It will no doubt also be the most important factor in the presidential elections next year. I am most interested in putting in context the effect of the recession to families occupying the low income category, and families who are extremely or chronically poor. If the ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, insight and guidance in putting together a research topic, research question, method, sample/sampling technique including the rationale for looking into the issue of poverty among African American families. References are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version is also attached. This solution serves as the foundation for a project proposal.