Methods Used in Collecting Data

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CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Introduction This chapter presents the methods used in collecting data, how the data was processed and analyzed. 3.1 Research design A case study approach was used and it was confined to Harare Southern District. The case study allowed the researcher to gain in-depth knowledge of the problem. The behavior of parents of children affected with speech and language impairment was analyzed using the case study. The case study was of importance as it gathered first hand information at the same time minimizing the chances of distortion. The researcher was able to compare both parents with/without children affected with speech and language impairment as well as some of the school teachers and district officials. For the purposes of this study both quantitative and qualitative data were obtained from primary sources such as questionnaires, interviews, field observation. Secondary sources were also used such as statistical reports, internet and journals. 3.2 Population and Sampling 3.2.1 Population Harare Southern District has a total population of 113 599 with a total of 28 439 households (ZimStat, 2012) and 26 primary schools. Information was sought from key respondents at the district office, Ministry of Education, parents and school teachers. The study focused on 13 primary schools. For the purposes of this study a total of 70 respondents were used. 3.2.2 Sampling Sampling was important at this stage because it was not possible
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