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    Currently carrying out a village change study, to see how suburbanised it has infact become. MY main method of data collection is questionnaire but i am stumped over how i am going to collect the data in a 'structured' sample. Bearing in mind that i am doing it by knocking on doors and asking the houseowner questions. i need a way of trying to get the same number of males as females, equal numbers of affluent and non affluent etc etc... any suggestions ?

    i had originally thought of 2 ideas...

    1. choosing to do the questionnaires on 3 types of housing old, medium and new

    2. Carrying the questionnaire out on houses of varying house price brackets...(which i think will work) any clues ?
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    Go to the village estate agents with a map, and ask them to outline areas of differing affluence.

    For the M/F just try your best - maybe ask to see he husband if you need more males or vice-versa.
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    I don't think it's possible to get get equal numbers without going to the houses and asking.. say if you need 3 more females knock on houses until you get 3 more females lol.

    I'm not sure what your c'w aim is but a better method would be to get/draw a map of the village and number each house, then use random number tables to randomly select houses. Also you can date houses pre 20s, 20-60s and post 60s and use pictures as a way of confirming their age. You get more marks for better technique.
 
 
 
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