She has provided a previous study that has a relationship with the current research. According to Felder (2010), the research site is an expansive urban private research at the Ivy League campus. The location of the institution is in the northeastern corridor of the United States.
Felder (2010) used a mixed method in the study. She applied both quantitative and qualitative method of study concurrently. In a qualitative study, the researcher has used a questionnaire to determine the frequency on the whether faculty members can have an influence on the likelihood of success that is the theme of the research. The research integration was used to generate hypothesis in the study. The hypothesis expresses essential elements of positive faculty-student relationship that promotes success for African America doctoral students. According to Griffin and Meseus (2011), combining both qualitative and quantitative method of study is common because they capitalize on the respective strengths of every approach. Felder (2010) uses quantitative statements in the questionnaire. Methods of quantitative data collection include observing, recording, obtaining relevant data from management information and administering surveys for example by using questionnaires. Qualitative methods of data collection are document review, observation method and an in-depth