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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 14

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Question 1:


a) It is used to define the theme of the research project
b) It is used to start the research project
c) It is used to test for contradictory cases
d) It is never used

Question 2:


a) is an inductive process
b) is a deductive approach to research
c) does not require analysis of data until the very last stage of the research project
d) relies heavily on the statistical significance of data analysis

Question 3:


a) It occurs when the coding is complete
b) It occurs when comparisons are underway
c) It occurs when a theory emerges from the data being collected
d) It occurs when nothing new is being learned from the data being collected

Question 4:


a) labels given to activities being observed
b) groups of issues/activities
c) starts after the hypothesis has been proposed
d) the use of a frequency table

Question 5:


a) They are used as an input for statistical analysis
b) They must be physical observations
c) They must be grouped together with at least three other elements for proper coding
d) They are treated as potential indicators of concepts

Question 6:


a) It is used to review data for linkages and re-organize them accordingly
b) It is another term for open coding
c) It prevents the development of new codes
d) It can only be determined after selective coding has been done

Question 7:


a) analytic induction
b) selective coding
c) axial coding
d) saturation measures

Question 8:


a) no findings
b) a hypothesis
c) framework conceptualization
d) categories of concepts provided there are at least four concepts grouped together

Question 9:


a) It may be used to start the research
b) It may be relied on during the research as a theme of the research
c) It may emerge from the data and be stated at the end of the research project
d) It cannot be applied

Question 10:


a) It is the only real method for getting a representative sample
b) It is only applicable to one particular setting
c) It requires data collection in different settings
d) It may use systematic sampling methods

Question 11:


a) Such claims are completely false
b) The claims may be a little overstated as researchers are aware of sociological theory before they start
c) These claims are validated through the coding process
d) both b and c

Question 12:


a) should code and transcribe the data at the conclusion of the research project
b) should read through the data before considering any interpretation
c) to avoid confusion, should not read through the data more than twice
d) should be sure not produce too many codes

Question 13:


a) the basic coding
b) deeper awareness of context and focus of the research
c) examining fragmentation
d) exploring broader analytical themes

Question 14:


a) contextualization
b) canonization
c) framing
d) fragmentation

Question 15:


a) a description of the process of comparing two variables
b) the words used to clarify the final analysis of a set of variables
c) the cause of spuriousness
d) loss of context

Question 16:


a) Thematic: What is said rather than how it is said
b) Systemic: The focal point attributed to the researcher

Question 17:


a) Interactional: Examines the dialogue (co-construction) between the teller and the listener
b) Performance: Examines narrative as a performance

Question 18:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 19:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 20:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 21:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 22:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 23:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 24:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 25:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 26:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 27:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 28:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 29:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 30:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE