However, if these people are members of the public or some particular section of society (i.e., some specific social group), you need to think about two main issues: sampling and ethics.
Sampling is a critical component of the Research Strategy chapter of your dissertation.
A poorly designed sampling strategy will inevitably lead to significant weaknesses in your findings, as well as your ability to answer the research questions and/or hypotheses that you have set.
The question arises: How do I know whether sampling is going to be a problem that affects the achievability of my dissertation?
Camp spots are limited and are awarded based on need and open availability.
If you or someone you know is interested in or would benefit from this program, please contact your advisor, chair, or another SHSU graduate faculty or staff member.Whilst not all of the issues of access will necessarily apply to you, the other factors mentioned certainly will.As such, when thinking about your own dissertation topic, ask yourself: (1) Can I get the access I need? (3) Will I be able to get the intellectual help I need?This is particularly the case if you are an undergraduate student, attempting a dissertation for the first time, but it is also common amongst postgraduate students.However, there are a number of factors that influence whether your dissertation topic is likely to be achievable in the 9-months (give or take a few months) that you have to complete your dissertation.The Graduate School at Sam Houston State University is fully committed to student success.Because of our commitment, we work passionately to assist students in meeting their research and writing goals and deadlines.However, there are a number of common factors that will determine whether your dissertation topic will be achievable.These include issues of access (to people, organisations, data, facilities, and information), what skills you have and what you can learn, what intellectual support you can get, the nature of your dissertation topic (broad versus narrow), and how interested you are in your dissertation topic.Services include research, writing, and statistics assistance, along with opportunities to receive individualized attention in a controlled and supportive environment.To group students completing similar portions of their dissertations, fall and spring camps are chapter-specific (Fall – introduction, literature review, methods, pre-proposal / Spring – post-proposal/pre-defense, data analysis, conclusion).