The selected sample will be subdivided into three different groups which will be used in conducting the research. A combination of various sampling techniques will be utilised in seeking to ensure the researchers get the most representative and balanced sample. This will be critical in ensuring that the findings of the research can be generalised to other groups of individuals. The sampling methods will include the ones discussed below.
This approach is commonly utilised in seeking to ensure inclusion of individuals with specific qualities that are being analysed by the researcher. The fundamental reason for utilising purposeful sampling in this research is to provide an in-depth understanding of the perceptions that teenagers have regarding their body image following involvement in sport and physical activity (Suri, 2011). Purposeful sampling techniques will be utilised in seeking to ensure that the researcher gets only the individuals who fit into the specified research sample. This will be based on the women’s capability to participate in sport and other related physical activities.
The research will involve different groups of samples in seeking to present the different elements that have been defined within the research. This will involve the establishment of a sample and then selecting a few individuals from the sample to become the research participants. The samples will be stratified according to the specification for the different groups of participants involved in the research. This will ensure that the small sample size becomes representative of a population upon which they can be generalised.
The research seeks to collect qualitative data which will be utilised in establishing the perceptions of the teenage girls regarding their image after participating in sport and physical activities. The data collection process will involve conducting interviews with the selected population ...Show more