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Methodolgy. I will be using a face to face questionnaire for my primary research because this will be the best method to find out whether children are growing up too fast.

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Methodology I will be using a face to face questionnaire for my primary research because this will be the best method to find out whether children are growing up too fast. This method is fairly simple and I will be able to answer questions which participants may find difficult or may not understand what expect them to do; this is a practical method as it is not time consuming. This will also maximise validity which means I will more likely get the truth. To collect my data I will visit a local college where I will be asking at random if they could spare five minutes to fill out my questionnaire. Before I even enter the college I will get informed consent off the college by contacting college officially. After the participants have finished I will thank them and ask them if they have any questions about the questionnaire which I could answer for them. ...read more.

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I will not use a scale, just closed questions where participants have two or three answers to choose from. My presence will also help with this as I can encourage them to choose an answer. This will make the questionnaire a lot quicker and a lot simpler to understand, this is another practical reason. A face to face questionnaire has a lot of strengths, although it has its weakness. If I was to use a postal questionnaire I would not be certain I would receive all the questionnaires back making it have a low response rate and would make it less reliable. I could offer a prize but then I would have to have a prize worth winning and this would be very expensive. Whereas a face to face questionnaire I can be sure that I get all the participants I need, so I will have a high response rate having more representative data for my research. ...read more.

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In order to protect ethical guidelines I am going to make sure that all participants' details are kept safe and I will not or ask participants names or any contact details. I will also use the BSA to make sure I am confidential, anonymity, and use the correct professionalism. I will not have questions which may offend or make participants uncomfortable and embarrassed. I will write down participants answer, firstly so it is legible and secondly so participants can not be identified by there handwriting. I will be using questions such as, "On average how many hours do you spend on one day using technology, such as mobile phones, computers, I-pods etc?" Also I will be using questions such as, "On average, in a week, how many magazines, newspapers do you read?" The theoretical choice I have made is Positivism; this is because I am objective and value free. I want to gain quantitative data collecting trends and correlations. This theoretical choice is the best as it is a scientific approach which is best for my method. Word count: 836 ?? ?? ?? ?? By Angela Jones ...read more.

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