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CHAPTER 3

Methods of Research

I. Population of the study


The 10 respondents of our research paper will come from different tracks in ACLC Malolos

It can be from ABM, GAS, ICT, or College Department. The target of this research is to define

the life of a young fathers, while the accessible population is the young father and students at

ACLC College of Malolos.

In this study, the accessible population comprised all the young fathers of ACLC College

Malolos. For some studies the population may be small enough to warrant the inclusion of all

them in the study. However, the study may entail a large population which cannot all be studied.

The researchers will use a simple random sampling, Simple random sampling is a subset of

individual is chosen randomly .The researchers should not be confused with systematic random

sampling. A simple random sampling is an unbiased survey technique.

II. Research Method and Technique of the Study

For this study, the researcher used the Qualitative research on the perception of ACLC

College Malolos student with naturalistic investigation of the issue of Young Adolescent through

collecting views which assumes multiple realities that are socially constructed through

individuals
As a qualitative research, it sought to understanding of the perceptions of the given issued by

exploring the specific information about the real life experiences of the respondent with the

given issue. Further, this type of method was seen best fit in the researcher’s data gathering

procedures for the reason that it is the most flexible of the various experimental techniques,

encompassing a variety of accepted methods and structures

The main methods for collecting qualitative data are Individual interviews, Focus groups

Observations. Each method is particularly suited for obtaining a specific types of data, and the

type of data these two methods generate are field notes, audio recordings (sometimes video), and

transcripts.

For This study the research use the interview method for a qualitative research. Interview is a

conversation by meeting and asking between an interviewer and respondents.

There are three (3) different interviews types are structured, unstructured, and semi-structured

interviews. Wherein the structured interviews are all presented questions are organized and

create in advance which means that all respondents asked exactly the same questions in the same

orders. The unstructured interviews are usually the least reliable wherein the researcher are no

question are prepared which means the interviewers are free-flowing conversation with the

different asking questions for the different respondent and lastly the semi structured contain the

components of both, structured and unstructured interviews. In the semi structured, the

interviewers are prepares same questions to be answered by all respondent but the interviewers

are freely asked additional questions during the interviews to clarifying the issues. The

researchers think that it’s may have possibilities of collecting information about the research

questions and all respondents are free to discuss and raise issues that the researchers may have

not considered.
III. Data Gathering Procedure

The researchers will gather data by interviewing persons in ACLC Malolos specifically young

fathers; According to the Stratified Random Sampling method, the researchers will select random

respondents that meet the required criteria. Educated agree letters are to be given to the

respondents of the research, to assure that the respondents are willing to participate. The

meetings will be casual and open finished, and completed in the conversational style (interview)

where questions are to be asked with the aid of an Interview Guide.

IV. Research Instrument

The research instrument used by the researchers in an interview to gather data of present

study Part 1 is the demographic profile of the respondents. This was included their name, age,

address, age of being young fathers, name of school attended, educational attainment and

economic background of the respondents. The second part of the questionnaire deals with the

effects of being young fathers to their daily lives. The part III includes questions on how they can

balance their lives as a young father and as a student. The primary tool used in gathering data

was in form of as one -on-one interview with the respondents. The interview was focused on the

challenge coping strategies ,realizations of students fathers.