Business Research Methods, Chapter 18: Content Analysis

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Question 1:


a) A qualitative research tool used to objectively and systematically measure the content of texts
b) A quantitative research tool used to gather information about the contents of hidden texts
c) A qualitative research tool used to gather more information after an interview
d) None of the above

Question 2:


a) Visual images
b) Motivational videos
c) Pictures drawn by managers
d) All of the above

Question 3:


a) Quantitative content analysis
b) Iterative content analysis
c) Structural content analysis
d) Qualitative content analysis

Question 4:


a) Research questions guide the selection of the media that will be analyzed
b) Research questions guide the coding schedule
c) Research questions drive the analysis
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) By generating a systematic sample of dates and randomly selecting one day of the week and then selecting every nth day thereafter
b) By asking different friends for a selection of magazines from different years and then randomly selecting one of them
c) By choosing a certain publication year of a magazine and analyzing the content of that year
d) None of the above

Question 6:


a) Parts of articles that are not important for analysis could be excluded
b) A Taylorist approach to coding could be used
c) With respect to sampling, the researcher can focus not only on the time and data source to be coded, but also on the kind of articles that are going to be coded
d) All of the above

Question 7:


a) A form into which all data relating to the item coded will be entered
b) A schedule that provides researchers with instructions on how to code data and provides complete listings of all the categories for each dimension
c) A timetable for the coding
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) Overlap of dimensions
b) Mutually exclusive categories
c) The fact that not all categories are available to coders for each dimension
d) All of the above

Question 9:


a) It is a very transparent research method
b) It is a very flexible method
c) It allows information to be generated about social groups that are difficult to gain access to
d) It is not interpretive

Question 10:


a) inter-coder validity
b) intra-coder consistency
c) inter-coder reliability
d) None of the above