Business Research Methods, Chapter 25: Writing up Business Research

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Question 1:


a) A research write-up has to convince others about the credibility of the knowledge of research
b) Professors do not only give a mark on the content of a write-up, but also consider the rhetoric of a research paper
c) Good rhetoric can cover up for holes in the credibility of research
d) None of the above

Question 2:


a) Introduction
b) Literature review
c) Timeline
d) Research methods

Question 3:


a) Lack of theory
b) Research design does not reflect the variables under study
c) Amateur style and tone
d) All of the above

Question 4:


a) To give a detailed summary of the research methods involved
b) To capture the reader’s attention
c) To phrase the research questions
d) None of the above

Question 5:


a) The tendency to remove the researcher from the text as an active member of the research process in order to increase the objectivity
b) To cite key figures in the text
c) To present the research process as a linear one
d) To interweave the expected results throughout the text

Question 6:


a) In qualitative research, research questions are formulated in an open-ended manner
b) In quantitative research, the section describing the research methods demonstrates greater transparency than it is sometimes the case in qualitative research
c) The presentation of the results and the discussion of them are frequently interwoven more so in qualitative research than in quantitative research
d) All of the above

Question 7:


a) It is the awareness of a researcher’s contribution to the construction of meanings in their research process
b) It is the acknowledgment of the researcher of the impossibility to remain outside of the research matter while conducting research
c) It occurs when a researcher is reflective about the implications of their methods, values, bias, and decisions regarding the knowledge of the social world they generate
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) It is an acknowledgment of the directness researchers use to put their ideas forward
b) It indicates that knowledge can never be objective to external reality because knowledge is constructed through language and language can never create an object representation of external reality
c) It indicates the difference between the outside reality and the world the researcher is working within
d) None of the above

Question 9:


a) It allows a researcher to be well-placed to write about the group in question
b) It refers to the researcher’s understanding of the meaning of the social world of those being studied
c) It represents an important element in the creation of a sense of authority on the part of the ethnographer
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) The ethnographer does not present possible alternative interpretations of an event or pattern of behaviour. Instead, the phenomenon in question is suggested to have a single meaning
b) The researcher interprets too much
c) The researcher is not reflective enough regarding the facts being studied and, therefore, the research is too subjective
d) All of the above