Now the questionnaire could have been given to the parents during the show, but the parents would be more focused on the events and hence would either not focus much on the questions asked in the questionnaire and non-response could be an issue. Now the drop and pickup approach is considered to be more convenient, because the parents would be given the time to answer and they would also have a chance to review the opening ceremony, and would be able to make choices based on that. Now while the time chosen and the time given for collecting data is indeed strategically and holds benefits, the techniques for collecting questionnaire data could have been varied. Now in this method, even as the parents are waiting for the show to begin, they could still be restless or might be focused on their children and there is still a chance of non-response.
A second method that could have been used in collecting data in the questionnaire method is by making use of the online questionnaire approach. The online questionnaire approach is usually selected because of the growing trend of people to do everything online. Consumers trends online have increased, people are willing to shop, pay bills and more online. In this context, conducting a survey online will add both to the convenience of the participant and motivate them to complete the questionnaire thoroughly. Research studies indicate that when the participant in research is given some time to reflect on the question and then answer them, they would be more likely to answer accurately, as a true reflection of what they feel (Sapsford, & Jupp, 2006). There are also cons to this method however, and hence these have to be considered as well. The main con is that the momentum of disclosing answers would be reduced. Participants’ memory of events, what they feel and think might be easier to collect when they are in the grounds, with time the memories becomes less current, and hence the data could lose its sense of reliability
Sampling method has significance in research. It is not feasible to understand and conduct research on every member of the society. There should be fundamental sample selected from a target population to understand the emotions of the group. The sample groups usually address the various variables that have been required for the research. The participants of the research would be the representatives of the target population in contention. The selection of the right sample group is important for the researcher to make accurate deductions, to deduce and make accurate portrayal of the events. Now quota sampling is a non-probabilistic sampling technique that was planned to be used where stratified samples from target audiences would have been used. However, in this case, due to the lack of help in data collection, the lone researcher had to do a form of convenience sampling. The researcher went to fields where he thought he would get research data better. The sampling technique must have been well planned and resources to assist in data collection must have been recruited properly.