For this week’s Discussion Post I want you to read the research article by Hawthorne et al. (2016) in Appendix B of your text book (pages 455-466). Using what you have learned in this week’s chapters, answer the following questions:
Is the sample adequately described yes or no? – explain your rational.
What sampling strategy was used in this study? Describe the sampling unit and sample size? Name one advantage and disadvantage of using the sampling strategy described in this study and why?
How does the principals of reliability and validity come into play in this study and why is it important to have these principals?