1. Research approach and design
Apply your knowledge of research methods to identify the study’s research approach
and design. Discuss if the research approach and design used are appropriate in helping
the study achieve its study aims. Substantiate your response with relevant evidence
from the study.
(10 marks, 150 words)
a. Demonstrate your knowledge of the topic of sampling and examine the
appropriateness of the following aspects of the study in relation to its aims: the
target population, the sample(s) characteristics, the sample size(s), and the sampling
b. If representativeness is an issue, propose and outline the most appropriate sampling
method that can be used for this study. Briefly explain your choice.
(50 marks, 650 words)
Evaluate the various ways Social Networking Site behaviours were measured (see
paragraph 2.2.2 in the article), considering their contribution to accurate results.
Briefly suggest some ways to improve item validity and response accuracy.
(30 marks, 400 words)