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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 10

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Question 1:


a) classic research design
b) ethnography
c) overt settings
d) social access demarcation

Question 2:


a) Short-term observations
b) Semi-structured observations
c) Long-term immersion in a social setting
d) Structured discussions

Question 3:


a) gaining access to social settings
b) getting interview subjects to answer closed questions
c) categorizing observations of participants in structured settings
d) having meaningful discussions with people on the fringe of a research group

Question 4:


a) a park
b) a Girl Scouts meeting
c) a washroom
d) a theatre

Question 5:


a) find someone to provide access to the group
b) identify the ?back region? activity
c) ensure that the people being studied are not aware they are being observed
d) ensure that the people being studied are aware they are being observed

Question 6:


a) covert operations
b) overt observations
c) structured interviewing
d) unstructured interviewing

Question 7:


a) the researcher must ensure that everyone knows that he or she is a researcher
b) there is no substantial difference between this method and covert research methods
c) the researcher may sometimes take on a covert role as part of the tasks associated to the role he or she has adopted
d) the researcher must only work in closed settings

Question 8:


a) Research in open setting
b) Covert research
c) Research in closed setting
d) Research in overt setting

Question 9:


a) more reactivity
b) difficulty gaining access
c) anxiety
d) ability to switch easily between research methods

Question 10:


a) individuals may still be suspicious of researchers
b) a researcher can be satisfied that going forward, participants will be completely truthful
c) the researcher is entitled to report what is observed
d) the researcher must not interact with persons in authority

Question 11:


a) do not give a reason for your presence; you are entitled to be in a public space
b) be prepared to be tested for your ability to protect the names of people who are engaged in activity
c) you can relax your cover story once you have gained access; minor discrepancies won?t matter
d) simply approach the group with an objective and unbiased approach

Question 12:


a) they will direct the research project in a helpful way for the researcher
b) they can always be trusted to be spontaneous and truthful
c) their information can always be gathered through formal interviewing
d) they can identify people, places, and situations that will be helpful to the research project

Question 13:


a) is the best method for researching all social groups
b) is interchangeable with the term ?complete observer?
c) is really only required when the behaviour of a particular person is of interest to the researcher
d) may lead to over-identification with the research subjects

Question 14:


a) has less confidentiality issues that a quantitative research project
b) should be concluded if the researcher comes to find that the new data are simply confirming earlier data
c) cannot be ended simply because of issues in the researcher?s personal life
d) is unaffected by the changes required or duration of role requirements that are part of the researcher?s access strategy

Question 15:


a) when the researcher is a woman
b) established in an environment that forces the participants to engage in political activity to make things better for women
c) when a researcher is required to stay connected with the research subject to bring social change for them
d) research based on recording and contextualizing the lives and activities of women as a marginalized subgroup in society

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