# Research-aptitude questions set 44

By | January 18, 2017

## Research aptitude

 Question 1
Teachers are advised to predict the results of student attitudinal questionnaires, because;
 A It will help them decide if students answered truthfully. B It gives them a point of comparison against which to judge actual responses. C It will allow them to apply statistical procedures in analyzing results. D It helps them familiarize themselves with the questionnaires.
 Question 2
In conducting an action research study of "student's organizational skills during class in a particular school", which of the following would NOT likely to provide useful data?
 A Interviews with teachers B Classroom observations C Parent surveys D Teacher's journal entries
 Question 3
Why it is helpful to keep a research diary or log book while you are conducting your project?
 A To give you something to do in the early stages of your research when nothing is happening. B Because funding councils generally demands to see written evidence that you were working every day during the period of the research. C To keep a record of what you did and what happened throughout the research process. D It can be added to your dissertation to ensure that you reach the required word limit.
 Question 4
The posttest-only design with nonequivalent groups is likely to control for which of the following threats to internal validity
 A History B Differential selection C Additive and interactive effects D Differential attrition
 Question 5
When all participants receive all treatment conditions, the study is susceptible to
 A Order effects B Carryover effects C Analysis of covariance D Both A and B
 Question 6
The method of ranking was formerly known as the method of
 A Order of Merit B Order of Steps C Sequential Order D Constant Intervals
 Question 7
The method of ‘paired comparison’ was introduced by
 A Watson B Galton C Cohn D Weber
 Question 8
While studying color preferences, the method of paired comparison was introduced by Cohn in
 Question 9
From the following, who is the first scientist to undertake systematic and statistical investigations of individual differences?
 A 1. P. Pavlov B C. E. Spearman C J. B. Watson D Francies Galton
 Question 10
The term mental tests'' was first employed by
 A Spearman B Binet C James D Cattell
 Question 11
According to P. T. Young, a comprehensive study of a social unit be that a person, a group, a social institution, a district or a community is called a
 A Case study B Cultural study C Class study D Group Study
 Question 12
Ex-Post Facto Research is a systematic empirical enquiry in which the scientist does not have direct control of
 A Independent Variables B Dependent Variables C Both Independent and Dependent Variables D Controlled Variables
 Question 13
A laboratory experiment is a research study in which the variance of all the possible influential independent variables not pertinent to the immediate problem of the investigations is kept at a
 A Maximum B Constant level C Highest Point D Minimum
 Question 14
A research study in a realistic situation in which one or more independent variables are manipulated by the experimenter under as carefully controlled conditions as the situation permit is known as
 A A field experiment B A situational experiment C A case study D Observational study
 Question 15
The variables in a field experiment operate more strongly than those used in
 A Case study B Introspective method C Laboratory Experiment D Observational Method
 Question 16
The field experiments have the advantage of investigating more fruitfully the dynamics of interrelationships of
 A Small groups of Variables B Large groups of Variables C Both small and large groups of Variables D Independent Variables
 Question 17
A researcher is interested in the effects of a preschool program on later school performance. Because she is concerned that socio-economic-status (SES) is a potential extraneous variable in her study, she picks children to study who are only from low SES homes. The control technique she used in this study was
 A Matching B Random assignment C Holding the extraneous variable constant D Statistically controlling the extraneous variable
 Question 18
Which of the following is likely to happen if clear instructions are not given as to how the respondent should answer the question?
 A Respondents may delete inappropriate answers rather than select appropriate ones. B Respondents may choose only one answer when they need to choose as many as apply. C Respondents may complete questions that are not relevant to them. D All of the given options.
 Question 19
Which one of the following is not an assumption of science?
 A There is reoccurring patterns in the world B Events happen because of preceding causes. C We can discover solutions to problems of interest. D Theoretical explanations must agree with common sense.
 Question 20
An unguided interview of psycho-analytical nature permitting the subject to talk freely with a view to obtain insight into hidden motives is called
 A A focused interview. B A non-directive depth interview. C A directive interview. D A structured interview.
 Question 21
Which type of research is approached through the methods of personal interviews, mailed questionnaires and personal discussions besides indirect oral investigation?
 A Case Study B Field Study C Survey Research D Observation
 Question 22
Which type of research is a product of developmental programming that has been adopted on a very large scale in the recent years more practically particularly after Second World War when most of the Third World Countries emerged on the development scene?
 A Case Study B Survey Research C Experimentation D Evaluation Research
 Question 23
A research through launching of a direct action with the objective of obtaining workable solutions to the given problems is known as
 A Action Research B Survey Research C Evaluation Research D Experimentation
 Question 24
A proposition which can be put to determine its validity is called
 A Variable B Error C Hypothesis D Problem
 Question 25
The least noticeable value of a stimulus is called
 A Stimulus Threshold B Response Threshold C Hypothesis D Problem
There are 25 questions to complete.