# Research-aptitude questions set 9

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## Important Research aptitude questions

 Question 1
Some activities described as research' like some M.Ed, and Ph.D dissertations should not be so designated because
 A They just describe something and do not explain anything. B They just compile information which is already available and hence, do not add to existing knowledge. C The information they collect is of no value. D The research they conduct cannot be classified into any standard type of research.
 Question 2
What is not correct about research?
 A Research is begun because someone has asked a question and it has to answer it B Research may involve venturing into areas of thought about which little is known C Research has to be planned and conducted because it is a scientific way of gathering information D Research is needed if the aim is to increase the extent of knowledge or to make it more complex.
 Question 3
What should be done for constructing and standardizing a psychological test?
 A Should not be considered a research because it is a small-scale activity B Should not be considered a research because it does not test any hypothesis. C Should be considered a valuable piece of research because a lot of labor and energy have gone into it. D Should be considered a research of value because the test so developed can be used later by others
 Question 4
What is the modern method of acquiring knowledge?
 A Authority B Personal experience C Scientific method D Expert opinion.
 Question 5
Deductively reasoning out the consequences of the suggested solutions is an aspect of thinking involved in the
 A Older methods of acquiring knowledge. B Psychological methods of acquiring knowledge C Scientific method of acquiring knowledge. D Personal experience as a method acquiring knowledge.
 Question 6
What is NOT the goal of scientific method of acquiring knowledge?
 A Explanation B Fact-finding C Control D Prediction.
 Question 7
Theory, as an aspect of research, does not
 A Serve as a tool for providing a guiding framework for observation and discovery. B Describe the facts and relationships that exist. C Serve as a goal providing explanation for specific phenomena with maximal probability and exactitude. D Discard facts, specific and concrete observations.
 Question 8
Theory'' helps the researcher in
 A Understanding the research procedure. B Identifying the facts needed to be considered in the context of the research problem. C Understanding the technical terms used in research. D Determining how to make or record observations.
 Question 9
Who have given the following suggestions about the analysis of data?
I) Thinking over data through Meaning Table.
II) Carefully examining the problem statements.
III) Thinking over the problem like an ordinary person.
IV) Using various ordinary statistical analysis`
 A Goode, Barr and Scates B George J. Mouly C W.S. Munroe D John W. Best.
 Question 10
The idea that when selecting between two different theories with equal explanatory value, one should select the theory that is the most simple, concise, and succinct is known as ........
 A criterion of falsifiability B critical theory C guide of simplicity D rule of parsimony
 Question 11
Research that is done to examine the findings of someone else using the "same variables but different people" is which of the following?
 A exploration B hypothesis C replication D empiricism
 Question 12
Which of the following is the basic purpose of Response analysis survey in the case study?
 A To assess the quality of ETJO survey data B To know the sample size of ETJO survey data C To develop the questionnaire for ETJO D To use agency representative for ETJO
 Question 13
........ is the idea that knowledge comes from experience.
 A rationalism B deductive reasoning C logic D empiricism
 Question 14
Which of the following independent variables cannot be manipulated in a research study?
 A Gender B Ethnicity C Intelligence and other traits D None of the above can be manipulated in a research study
 Question 15
........ is a form of explanatory research in which the researcher develops a theoretical model and empirically tests the model to determine how well the model fits the data
 A Causal modeling B Predictive research C Descriptive research D Exploratory research
 Question 16
Nonexperimental research in which the primary independent variable of interest is categorical is sometimes called ........
 A Causal-comparative research B Co relational research
 Question 17
Which approach is the strongest for establishing that a relationship is causal?
 A Causal-comparative B Co relational C Experimental D Historical
 Question 18
When you have high consistency among different coders about the appropriate codes for a set of data, you have ........
 A High intercoder reliability B High intracoder reliability C Low intercoder reliability D Low intracoder reliability
 Question 19
Codes developed before examining the current data being coded are called ........
 A Co-occuring codes B Inductive codes C A priori codes D Facesheet codes
 Question 20
The process of quantifying data is referred to as ........
 A Typology B Diagramming C Enumeration D Coding
 Question 21
Which of the following refers to the cyclical process of collecting and analyzing data during a single research study?
 A Memoing B Segmenting C Coding D Interim analysis
 Question 22
According to your text, what are the five key objectives of science?
 A prediction, summary, conclusion, explanation, description B influence, prediction, questions, exploration, answers C exploration, description, explanation, prediction, influence D questions, answers, prediction, explanation, summary
 Question 23
A researcher designs an experiment to test how variables interact to influence how well children learn spelling words. In this case, the main purpose of the study was
 A Explanation B Description C Influence D Prediction
 Question 24
There is a set of churches in the U.S. where part of the service involves snake handling. The researcher wants to find out why the people attending these churches do this and how they feel and think about it. In this case, the primary purpose of the study is
 A Exploration B Description C Influence D Prediction
 Question 25
Personal interviews conducted in shopping malls are known as
 A Mall interviews B Mall intercept interviews C Brief interviews D None of the given options
There are 25 questions to complete.