# Chapter Three. 3. Research Methodology. This Chapter Describes

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CHAPTER THREE 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This chapter describes the procedures that are use in carrying out this research. It deals with research design, population of study, sampling frame, sample and sampling techniques, research instruments, and analysis. 3.1. Description of Study Area Este woreda is one of the woreda in Amhara Region southern Gondar Zone Part of Ethiopia, which is 114 kilometers far from Bahir Dar. Este woreda is bordered on the south by the Abay river which separates it from the Eastern Gojjam Zone, on the west by Andabet and Dera woreda, on the northwest by Fogera woreda, on the north by Farta woreda, on the northeast by Lay Gayint woreda, and on the east by Simada woreda. A town of Este is Mekane Yesus. Based on the…show more content…
The target population from which the information were asked by the researcher is two hundred forty one (241) staffs and store keeper for this study. 3.4 Sample Size In this study 237 employees and all four (4) storekeeper total of 241 were accessible population constitutes the sample size. Sample size of the population was determined by using the formula below (Cochran, 1992: 53-57) and (Israel, 1992: 39) as follow: n= N/ (1 +N (e) 2 n= 584/2.46 n= 237 Where: n= sample size for the total population N= total population e= margin of error (5%) In order to proportionally distribute the samples among the strata’s the formula below was employed (Cochran, 1992: 53-57) and (Israel, 1992: 39). nh = (Nh/Ns)n Where: nh,= Sample size from each stratum Nh=Total population from each stratum Ns = Total population of the sum of strata for the study n = Total sample size from the study population Table 1 Sample Size No Pools No of Employee and storekeeper Sample size nh = (Nh/Ns)n 1 Este woreda Communication pool 126 51 2 Este woreda administration pool 94 38 3 Este woreda civil service pool 138 56 4 Este woreda agriculture pool 226 92 5 Store keeper 4 4 Total 588 241 3.5 Sampling Technique The study was used from probability sampling technique, stratified random sampling techniques and a non-probabilities