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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 12

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Question 1:


a) not using random method to pick up the sample
b) increasing the sample size
c) the sampling frame is inadequate
d) the presence of non-response

Question 2:


a) a single case in the population
b) the total of all the possible interview subjects
c) an issue to be addressed in research
d) something that interferes with accessing research subjects

Question 3:


a) an element
b) a non-probability sample
c) a probability sample
d) a census

Question 4:


a) can be eliminated from research if good random samples are used to conduct the research
b) occur because there is a discrepancy between the sample group and the total population
c) are a minor concern in quantitative research
d) can be overcome by ensuring truthful responses from participants

Question 5:


a) ensuring that every element is identified at least once
b) the 50/50 probability rule of coin tosses
c) ensuring clearly defined, structured, and unchangeable research
d) ensuring that each element and combination of elements has the same likelihood of being selected

Question 6:


a) Simple random sample
b) Stratified random sample
c) Multi-stage cluster sampling
d) Systematic sample

Question 7:


a) a sampling frame is required
b) it eliminates all sampling error
c) it is the most affective sampling method for small populations
d) it allows interviews to be more geographically concentrated

Question 8:


a) it is fraught with difficulty because the population must be randomized then sorted into subgroups
b) it may be difficult because different clusters may have different numbers of elements in them
c) it is limited to three levels of clustering (subgroups)
d) a sampling frame is required

Question 9:


a) can be ignored
b) will make the research useless
c) requires further inquiry to determine if there is some particular issue common to the non-responders
d) forces the Research Ethics Board to determine how many non-responders will be acceptable in a research project

Question 10:


a) a researcher must be less concerned about representativeness
b) the more a structured approach is necessary
c) a method is needed for exploring one another?s viewpoints in supportive manner
d) a larger sample size is required

Question 11:


a) to draw a probability sample
b) as a way to test the reliability of measures to be used in a larger study proportional sampling
c) to draw a systematic sampling
d) as a way to choose multi-stage cluster sample

Question 12:


a) is rarely used in market research
b) requires randomization within the subgroup that has been identified for inclusion
c) requires participants to be informed of the criteria they met to be chosen
d) interferes with representativeness of the sample

Question 13:


a) internal reliability
b) external reliability
c) internal validity
d) external validity

Question 14:


a) is only concerned with what is written in literary books
b) cannot be used with virtual material because there is no end point to it
c) requires that the researcher must establish the parameters of what is being studied and in what specific medium
d) has the luxury of not being concerned with time or place issues

Question 15:


a) has little to no impact on the response rate of research subjects
b) is not used for mailed questionnaires
c) is only useful for virtual sampling
d) may be used for telephone interviews

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Question 30:


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