Teenage pregnancy results to high risks to the teen and also to the child, it also leads to early parent hood and that means that the child will not have the opportunity to access education, the area of research that should be focused on in this area include the rate of teenage pregnancy in both developing and developed countries, the causes of teenage pregnancy and the possible solutions to the causes of teenage pregnancy, after such a research is undertaken it would aid in policy making and the prevention of teenage pregnancy.4
The collection of the data on the above mention areas of interest will both involve qualitative and quantitative data collection, the number and the occurrence of teenage pregnancy is quantitative, the type of country whether developed or developing is qualitative and the methods of collection of these data will involve a snow ball type of sampling and also information from hospitals and this information will aid in sampling the data.
The research process will first involve data collection that will aid in sampling of the data; these...
thorities about the intention to conduct this research; this will involve summoning the appropriate authorities to obtain permission to conduct the research.5
When the data is collected we will then sample the data and this first will mean clustering the data into two categories where we will differentiate the age differences and therefore obtain the cluster that has the ages below 20 years to obtain the teenage mothers. Questionnaires may not be helpful in obtaining the data needed because as earlier observed the teenager mothers may not be literate especially when dealing with those from developing countries. Interviews such as a face to face interview may not also be appropriate because of the high cost associated with locating respondents and interviewing them, but a telephone interview may be better in that there will be no need to travel to the respondent.6
The research process will require that we formulate a questionnaire that will aid in the research process, the questionnaire should be formulated in such a way that it does not offend or upset the respondent, the questionnaire should not also be very long and it should be clear and easy for the respondent to understand. These questionnaires may be mailed to the respondents or even read out to the respondents and the appropriate answers fixed, however there is need to pretest the questionnaire before the final research is undertaken.7
Finances should be well budgeted and planned for because most researches fail due to lack of funds, however it may be very expensive to undertake such a research and therefore there is need to obtain a sponsor who will help fund the research. And finally when we obtain permission from authorities, formulate a questionnaire, get the finance and have our sample then we can go ahead