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STA630 Assignment No 2 Solution

Semester “Fall 2010”
“Research Methods (STA 630)”
Assignment No.  02                                         Marks:  20
“Patients’ attitude”
An NGO working for the welfare of the cancer patients wants to conduct a survey to measure
cancer patients’ attitude toward the doctor’s personality, behavior, competence, and prescribed
treatment, in the public hospitals of Lahore. A researcher has been hired for this purpose.
There are 10 hospitals in the city which are  treating the cancer patients. Administrations of
seven famous hospitals in the city are ready to cooperate with researcher and provide him the
information about cancer patients admitted in  the hospital. While the other three hospitals
refused to provide any information for some reasons. On the basis of the information provided
by 07 hospitals, he has a list of 500 cancer patients, admitted in these public hospitals of
Lahore.
The researcher decided to take a simple random sample of 150 patients for the survey. He
collected data by filling out a questionnaire from selected patients and analyzed the data to
draw conclusions.

Questions:
1.  Identify the population in the given scenario?         (5 Marks)
2.  What is the Sampling Frame in the given Scenario?                    (5 Marks)
3.  Identify the Sampling unit and Observation unit in the given scenario?            (5 Marks)
4.  What type of research is this? Descriptive, exploratory or explanatory      (5 Marks)
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 SOLUTION


Q.No.1
Identify the population in the given scenario?

Answer;
In the given scenario, the cancer patients admitted into the public hospitals of Lahore  are the population.

Q.No.2
What is the sampling frame in the given scenario?

Answer;
The ten public hospitals of Lahore city engaged in treatment of cancer patients are the sampling frame in the given scenario.

Q.No.3
Identify the sampling unit and observation unit in the given scenario?

Answer;
In the given scenario, public hospitals of Lahore engaged in treatment of cancer patients are the primary sapling unit and the seven hospitals which decided to cooperate with the research project are the secondary sampling unit.

As it is the single level sampling, therefore the seven hospitals (engaged in treatment of cancer patients) of Lahore (which are also the secondary sampling unit) are the observation unit.
Q.No.4
What type of research is this? Desceriptive, exploratory or explanatory?

Answer;
In my view, the research conducted by the NGO is descriptive in nature because its motive is to describe the cancer patient s’ attitude towards the doctor s’ personality, behavior, competence and prescribed treatment. This kind of research is conducted to find the answers of question like who, when, where, what.how etc.




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SOLUTION



Semester “Fall 2010”
“Research Methods (STA 630)”
Assignment No. 02 Marks: 20

“PATIENTS’ ATTITUDE”
An NGO working for the welfare of the cancer patients wants to conduct a survey to measure cancer patients’ attitude toward the doctor’s personality, behavior, competence, and prescribed treatment, in the public hospitals of Lahore. A researcher has been hired for this purpose. There are 10 hospitals in the city which are treating the cancer patients. Administrations of seven famous hospitals in the city are ready to cooperate with researcher and provide him the information about cancer patients admitted in the hospital. While the other three hospitals refused to provide any information for some reasons. On the basis of the information provided by 07 hospitals, he has a list of 500 cancer patients, admitted in these public hospitals of Lahore. The researcher decided to take a simple random sample of 150 patients for the survey. He collected data by filling out a questionnaire from selected patients and analyzed the data to draw conclusions.

Question no 1:
Identify the population in the given scenario?

Answer:
In this scenario the population is 500 patients in 7 hospitals.

Question no 2:
What is the Sampling Frame in the given Scenario?

Answer:
In this scenario the sample frame is population of cancer patients in 7 hospitals and total list is of 500 patients.

Question no 3:
Identify the Sampling unit and Observation unit in the given scenario?

Answer:
Sampling Unit
150 patients is taken as the sample unit of the survey

Observation Unit
The observation unit in this scenario is 7 Hospital in Lahore.

Question no 4:
What type of research is this? Descriptive, exploratory or explanatory

Answer:
Exploratory Research
as we know that cancer research is new topic in the Pakistan. So we are doing research from the beginning that why it is exploratory research. In this research we do some extra efforts to develop a good research which helps in future researches.

In the light of my knowledge my opinion is that this is Exploratory Research.

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