Research-aptitude questions set 18

By | January 18, 2017

Important Research aptitude questions

 Question 1
The strongest evidence for causality comes from which of the following research methods?
 A Experimental B Causal-comparative C Co relational D Ethnography
 Question 2
Which correlation is the strongest?
 A 0.1 B -0.95 C 0.9 D -1
 Question 3
Which of the following is least likely to occur as an ethical problem with electronic research?
 A Privacy could be invaded B People are not likely to be able to stop once they have begun participating. C Debriefing could be avoided D Informed consent cannot be completely monitored
 Question 4
In phenomenology'', a well written report will be highly descriptive of the participants’ experiences and will often elicit in the reader a feeling that they feel as though they are experiencing the phenomenon themselves. This experience is called ........
 A A phenomenal experience B A vicarious experience C A significant experience D A dream
 Question 5
You want to study a Native American group in New Mexico for a six month period to learn all you can about them so you can write a book about that particular tribe. You want the book to be accurate and authentic as well as informative and inspiring. What type of research will you likely be conducting when you get to New Mexico?
 A Ethnography B Phenomenology C Grounded theory D Collective case study
 Question 6
The emic perspective refers to an external, social scientific view of reality.
 A True B False
 Question 7
Quantitative research has been criticized because
 A The reliance on instruments and procedures makes it high in ecological validity. B The measurement process suggests a spurious and artificial sense of accuracy. C It underestimates the similarities between objects in the natural and social worlds. D It has no validity.
 Question 8
Which of the following is a characteristic of a standardized test?
 A The administration of the test is controlled carefully to ensure that all examinees experience the same conditions. B The test is developed by experts to ensure it is technically sound C The scores are interpreted in standard ways. D All of the given options
 Question 9
Mr. Latif is measuring students' attitudes on a controversial topic. Which of the following would you recommend he use to control for the potential problem of students feeling the need to respond with socially acceptable responses?
 A Ensure construct validity B Allow anonymous responses C Ensure reliability D Ensure confidentiality .
 Question 10
In which way does a ratio scale measurement differ from an interval measurement?
 A It measures larger or smaller scores on some underlying dimension. B It implies the existence of an absolute zero value. C It requires the mutual exclusivity of all cases. D It requires that exhaustiveness is applied to all observations.
 Question 11
........ is used to describe cultural scenes or the cultural characteristics of a group of people
 A Phenomenology B Ethnography C Grounded theory D Instrumental case study
 Question 12
Terms such as geeks,'' book worms,'' preps'' are known as ........ terms.
 A Emic B Etic C Litic D Citic
 Question 13
When a researcher identifies so completely with the group being studied that he or she can no longer remain objective you have what is called ........
 A Culture shock B Going native C Regression D Cultural relativism
 Question 14
A good qualitative problem statement
 A Defines the independent and dependent variables B Conveys a sense of emerging design C Specifies a research hypothesis to be tested D Specifies the relationship between variables that the researcher expects to find
 Question 15
The tool'' function of theory is to
 A Summarize existing knowledge B Summarize existing hypotheses C Suggest new relationships and make new predictions D Suggest new theories
 Question 16
The statement of purpose in a research study should
 A Identify the design of the study B Identify the intent or objective of the study C Specify the type of people to be used in the study D Describe the study
 Question 17
Why is the statement What are the effects of extracurricular activities on cognitive development of school age children'' not a good statement of a quantitative research question?
 A Because there is no connection between extracurricular activities and cognitive development B Because there are not enough school age children engaged in extracurricular activities to conduct the study C Because the study would be too difficult to do given all the different extracurricular activities D Because the statement was not specific enough to provide an understanding of the variables being investigated
 Question 18
Quantitative researcher's preoccupation with generalization is an attempt to
 A Develop the law like findings of the natural sciences. B Boost their chances of publication. C Enhance the internal validity of their research. D Demonstrate the complex techniques of statistical analysis
 Question 19
Which of the following is NOT a longitudinal study?
 A Trend study B Census study C Panel study D Cohort study
 Question 20
What is a relationship between the literature survey and the theoretical framework?
 A Provides a solid foundation for developing the latter B Literature survey helps in the identification of the relevant variables C The theoretical framework explains the theory underlying these relations D All of the given options
 Question 21
The elaboration of the variables in the theoretical framework addresses which type of questions?
 A Why we expect certain relationships to exist B How we expect certain relationships to exist C Both of the given questions D None of the given questions
 Question 22
Cover letter must include the following information, except
 A How was the respondent selected? B Data collecting tools C Motivation for the respondent D Importance of research topic which is going to be conducted
 Question 23
The most critical areas of an article to read is;
 A Results section B Introduction C Abstract D Limitations
 Question 24
A researcher was interested in studying why the new math'' of the 1960s failed. She interviews several teachers who used the new math during the 1960s. These teachers are considered
 A Primary sources B Secondary Sources C External critics D Internal critics
 Question 25
If you drew all possible samples from some population, calculated the mean for each of the samples, and constructed a line graph (showing the shape of the distribution) based on all of those means, what would you have?
 A A population distribution B A sample distribution C A sampling distribution D A parameter distribution
There are 25 questions to complete.