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Information System Research by Matthew A. Taylor

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CHAPTER 6

POPULATION, PARTICIPANTS, AND SAMPLING

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6.1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this chapter, it will be discussed how researchers find people or subjects to participate in their research and from whom data are collected. First, some basic terminologies will be differentiated, and then it will be shown how researchers scientifically identify participants for their research project. Some sampling techniques will be explored, including how the most appropriate sample size is determined. Finally, some concepts used in the statistical power analysis will be discussed. After reading this chapter one should be able to:

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