This chapter presents the research setting, design, instruments, protocol, and speficic methods employed by the researchers in the data gathering and analysis.
Research Setting The research will be conducted within the city of Cagayan de Oro specifically in three select water refilling stations situated in barangay Carmen for the testing of the potability of bottled water.
Research Design The researchers applied a descriptive with diagnostic research design to test potability of the drinking water samples from select water refilling stations in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.
Respondents and Sampling Procedure The water refilling stations are the researchers target specially located at Carmen, Purposive sampling will be utilized in this research, since the researchers are looking for water refilling stations that are small enterprise not bigtime to really check and help the owners in improving business. Thus, the study targets on small water refilling stations selected by the researchers. Subjective sampling is easier it can help the researchers in detecting the presence of Escherichia coli in select water refilling station enterprises that are not qualified already for the presence of Escherichia coli because they are already assured in their sanitation. The (3) locations are selected for some reasons, there are…show more content… Avoid any contamination on the inner surface of the cap or stopper and the neck of the sample bottle. The sample bottle should be filled without rinsing it. Enough space (at least 2.5 cm) should provided to enable mixing of the water. Mix the water sample by shaking. Immediately replace stopper or cap. The processing of the water sample should be done promptly within six (6) hours after collection. If beyond six (6) six hours, it is recommended to use ice coolers for storage of water samples during the transport of the sample. The collection and processing should not exceed 24