Populations in Action
Describe the population of interest for a proposed research question
Distinguish between target and accessible populations
This discussion forum explores populations of interest to research studies and distinguishes between target and accessible populations within a study.
Your participation in the discussion forum, including the following:
A response to the initial questions below
Responses to at least two other students’ posts
Step 1 Reflect on your research.
Reflect on your proposed research question or problem of interest.
Step 2 Post a response to the discussion board.
Address the following questions in your response:
Who/what is the population of interest in your proposed study, and why is this population being used to consider the research question?
What is the difference between target and accessible populations?
What is the target population for this study?
What is an accessible population for this study?
How will the sample reflect the target population?
What exclusion criteria exist, if any?