# Research-aptitude questions set 17

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## Important Research aptitude questions

 Question 1
Ms. Roshi has been coordinating the Annual Festival at her school for the last several years. She wants to be sure the students and parents enjoy the festival again this year. On which source is she LEAST likely to rely when making decisions about what to do?
 A Tradition B Personal experience C Research D Expert opinion
 Question 2
Critical decision area in questionnaire construction is ........
 A Question content B Question wording C Response strategy D All of the given options
 Question 3
If a researcher was studying the use of various instructional approaches to the "multiple intelligences" of his students, he is likely to be conducting which type of research?
 A Basic B Applied C Evaluation D Grounded theory
 Question 4
Which of the following is a research method that allows a researcher to get information about a large number of subjects relatively inexpensively and easily?
 A Naturalistic observation B Case study C Laboratory observation D Survey
 Question 5
Which of the following includes examples of quantitative variables?
 A age, temperature, income, height B grade point average, anxiety level, reading performance C gender, religion, ethnic group D both A and B
 Question 6
What is the opposite of a variable?
 A a constant B an extraneous variable C a dependent variable D a data set
 Question 7
Which of the following is the type of nonexperimental research in which the primary independent variable of interest is categorical?
 A causal-comparative research B experimental research C qualitative research D mixed research
 Question 8
Which of the following can best be described as a categorical variable?
 A age B annual income C grade point average D religion
 Question 9
In research, something that does not vary'' is called a ........
 A variable B method C constant D control group
 Question 10
One of the preoccupations of quantitative researchers is with generalization, which is a sign of
 A External validity B Internal reliability C External reliability D Internal validity
 Question 11
Which of the following phrases best describes ethnocentrism''?
 A Special words or terms used by the people in a group B An external, social scientific view of reality C The study of the cultural past of a group of people D Judging people from a different culture according to the standards of your own culture
 Question 12
Which of the following is usually not a characteristic of qualitative research?
 A Design flexibility B Dynamic systems C Naturalistic inquiry D Deductive design
 Question 13
Which of the following involves the studying of multiple cases in one research study?
 A Intrinsic case study B Single case study C Instrumental case study D Collective case study
 Question 14
Which of the following does not apply to qualitative research?
 A Data are often words and pictures B Uses the inductive scientific method C Ends with a statistical report D Involves direct and personal contact with participants
 Question 15
........ surveys are more impersonal than face-to-face interviews.
 A Mail B Recorded Interview C Focus group D Telephone
 Question 16
The key objective of data analysis is to
 A Calculate statistics B Understand relationships between variables C Obtain the distribution of responses for each question D Create tables which display the survey results
 Question 17
The difference between ethnographic research and other types of qualitative research is that ethnographers specifically use the concept of culture'' to help understand the results.
 A True B False
 Question 18
The difference between ethnographic research and other types of qualitative research is that ethnographers specifically use the concept of culture'' to help understand the results.
 A True B False
 Question 19
What term refers to the insider's perspective?
 A Ethnocentrism B Emic perspective C Etic perspective D Holism
 Question 20
In data analysis of the grounded theory approach, the step which focuses on the main idea, developing the story line, and finalizing the theory is called ........
 A Open coding B Axial coding C Selective coding D Theoretical saturation
 Question 21
Which of the following is not one of the 4 major approaches to qualitative research.
 A Ethnography B Phenomenology C Grounded theory D Nonexperimental
 Question 22
Which of the following statement is incorrect with respect to An experimental design is a set of procedures specifying''
 A How the test units (subjects) are to be divided into homogenous sub samples. B What independent variables or treatments are to be measured? C What dependent variables are to be measured? D How the extraneous variables are to be controlled?
 Question 23
Time consumed in mall intercept interview is .
 A High B Moderate C Low D Nil
 Question 24
When interpreting a correlation coefficient expressing the relationship between two variables, it is very important to avoid ........
 A checking the strength of relationship B jumping to the conclusion of causality C checking the direction of the relationship D expressing a relationship with a correlation coefficient
 Question 25
A researcher studies achievement by children in poorly funded elementary schools. She develops a model that posits parent involvement as an important variable. She believes that parent involvement has an impact on children by increasing their motivation to do school work. Thus, in her model, greater parent involvement leads to higher student motivation, which in turn creates higher student achievement. Student motivation is what kind of variable in this study?
 A Manipulated variable B Extraneous variable C Confounding variable D Mediating or intervening variable
There are 25 questions to complete.