Imagine that a researcher wants to understand more about the career goals of students at a particular university. Let?s say that the university has roughly 10,000 students. These 10,000 students are our population ( N ). Each of the 10,000 students is known as a unit. In order to select a sample ( n ) of students from this population of 10,000 students, we could choose to use self-selection sampling. Let's imagine that because we have a small budget and limited time, we choose a sample size of 100 students. However, it is important to the sampling strategy that each of the students is in their final year of university. Therefore, you would need to ensure that only final year students took part in the research. To publicise this, the study could run an advertisement on student radio, the student newspaper, or on physical and online notice boards accessed by students at the university.
Writing for children involves the effective use of imagination, wittiness and often, the sensitive and dynamic use of tradition. As a result, children’s literature is often imbued with complex themes and imagery, which speaks to adults and children on separate yet conducive levels. When choosing a topic to write about on children’s literature it can be useful to target a specific age range to avoid making generalisations and to help recognise the differing levels of academic competence associated with different children’s ages. In this subject there are often strong themes, which have been recurrent over many decades. The following are some ideas that you could use for your language and literature dissertation: