Business Research Methods, Chapter 3: Business Research Strategy

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Question 1:


a) Out of the needs of organizations
b) Out of major events or disasters
c) Out of personal experience
d) All of the above

Question 2:


a) A concept
b) A definition
c) An explanation of observed regularities
d) None of the above

Question 3:


a) Theory and hypothesis
b) Literature review and analysis
c) Data collection and findings
d) Hypotheses confirmed or rejected and revision of theory

Question 4:


a) A process of induction involves drawing generalizable interferences out of observation
b) Weaving back and forth between data and theory
c) It is based on a hypothesis and the researcher will use qualitative methods to test the hypothesis
d) None of the above

Question 5:


a) Science must be conducted in a way that it is objective
b) The purpose of theory is to generate hypotheses that can be tested
c) Knowledge is arrived at through the collection of facts that provide the basis for laws
d) All of the above

Question 6:


a) The world is external and objective.
b) The relationship between the study of human society and knowledge production should be questioned.
c) Science is value-free.
d) A researcher should look for causative and fundamental laws.

Question 7:


a) Theories are not disconnected from human beings.
b) Theories also reflect the context in which researchers live and operate.
c) Theories are influenced by the interaction of different scholars.
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) Constructionism and positivism
b) Objectivism and positivism
c) Positivism and post-positivism
d) Objectivism and constructionism

Question 9:


a) This relationship feeds into the ways in which research questions are formulated and research is carried out
b) This relationship explains why most researchers prefer quantitative research
c) This research explains why most researchers prefer qualitative research
d) None of the above