Sampling Design

**Using **the scenario and two variables your learning team developed for the Week 2 Business Research Project Part 1 assignment, create a paper of no more than 700 words in which the goal is to submit a random sampling plan in such detail that another researcher could replicate the method.

**Discuss **the following:

(a) Population and size

(b) The target population and brief reasoning

(c) Sampling element which may be conducted through any of the following:

- Data mining
- Survey (If a survey is chosen, create a 5-10 question document), or
- Observation

(d) The sample size

(e) Method of random sampling which may include:

- Simple
- Stratified
- Systematic, or
- Cluster

**Calculate** the sample size using a 95% confidence level, and a 5% margin of error. Place the calculation in the Appendix.

**Discuss** how validity (and reliability) will be achieved.

**Explain** how human subjects will be protected (if applicable).

Data collection

**Explain** how the data will be physically collected.

**Explain** where data will be stored and how it will be protected.

**Format **your paper consistent with APA guidelines.