Section 3.4 of the research proposal discusses the target population from which a sample will be drawn. Target population refers to the population that the researcher wishes to study and the results of the study will be generalized to them. This population is also referred to as accessible target population because it is from this population that we shall draw our sampling frame.
In this lesson, we shall:
- Explain the meaning of target population;
- Differentiate between target & accessible population;
- Explain the requirements of section 3.4