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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 15

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Question 1:


a) the preferred method of qualitative researchers
b) used to start the research project
c) an empiricist theme
d) a qualitative process that ensures an objectivist perspective

Question 2:


a) It is accepted by some qualitative researchers such as Glaser and Strauss
b) It belongs exclusively to the quantitative researcher
c) It is epistemologically inconsistent with qualitative research
d) It is an interpretivist position

Question 3:


a) They are concerned only with behaviours
b) They rely only on forced- choice selection in questionnaires
c) They develop a theory from the questionnaire response
d) They are interested in attitudes

Question 4:


a) The claim is specific to quantitative research
b) The claim is rarely validated by the respondents used in a qualitative research project
c) The claim is completely false
d) The claim gives meaning to objectivist research

Question 5:


a) It is of little value because it misses the depth of information
b) It is not practically possible
c) It is a pure fragmentation process
d) It can be used to establish how people create their sense of reality

Question 6:


a) Every research method may vary in its epistemological assumptions according to the research project
b) Every research method has a specific epistemology attached to it
c) The connection between research methods and epistemological and ontological assumptions is not absolute
d) The ontological perspective of a research method is pre-determined by its epistemological assumptions

Question 7:


a) is not concerned with the meaning of activity
b) is not concerned with selective coding
c) often weighs in the meaning that participants place on their activity
d) is concerned only with behaviours that participants engage in

Question 8:


a) Survey research is completely deductive
b) Survey research is sometimes seen as inductive
c) Survey research requires a hypothesis prior to construction
d) Survey research is the best ontological method

Question 9:


a) Numbers are used only for quantitative methods
b) Numbers may be relied on during the research as a theme of the research
c) Numbers may be used in qualitative research to bring perspective to reported data
d) Numbers are the main purpose of quantitative research data analysis

Question 10:


a) Artificiality is a concern only for quantitative research
b) Artificiality is not linked with reactivity
c) Artificiality can occur in participant observations
d) Artificiality is overcome by using interviews

Question 11:


a) Quantitative and qualitative methods are mutually exclusive process
b) Quantitative and qualitative methods have significant overlapping applications
c) Both types of methods ultimately have the same effect
d) Both types of methods require that if both are being used, qualitative methods are used first

Question 12:


a) limited quantification
b) thematic analysis
c) quasi-quantification
d) systematic analysis

Question 13:


a) focused in on content and research interest
b) referred to as the ?embedded methods? argument
c) an argument for data to be put into analytic context
d) the argument that has been successful in undermine any research that relies on a multi-strategy method

Question 14:


a) the sustainable methods argument
b) the embedded methods argument
c) the false integer argument
d) paradigm argument

Question 15:


a) using qualitative data to generate hypotheses for quantitative research
b) using quantitative data to generate an online forced-selection survey
c) using quantitative studies to identify people who could participate in qualitative research
d) using qualitative data to design questionnaire items

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