Based on interviews with school administrators, you have concluded that the University is interested in improving student retention and graduation rates. You have also formed the operational theory that student retention is influenced by general and academic adjustment, including financial and living conditions of the students.

In preparation for your study, each member will answer only three of the following questions in their initial posts:

● Is your research Confirmatory or Exploratory in nature? Provide explanation.

● What is the orientation of your research and why?

● Why did you choose a focus group/ direct interview for this study?

● How did you address some of the main disadvantages of your approach?

● What are some of the questions that you are planning to ask during the meeting (focus group or interview)?

● How will you collect and analyze data?