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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 16

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Question 1:


a) Who wrote the material?
b) Where was the material written?
c) What was left out of the material?
d) What is written?

Question 2:


a) It can expose undeclared negative value judgements of authors
b) It will not expose hidden meanings
c) It cannot expose positive value positions of authors
d) It can only speak to the specific statements made in writing compared to the other words in similar texts, without any form of deeper analysis

Question 3:


a) is a secondary concern
b) relies on interpreting forced-choice selection questionnaires only
c) develops a theory from the written words
d) relies on the use of a coding schedule to standardize data collation

Question 4:


a) It is to generalize results of quantitative research
b) It is to reduce inconsistency between coders
c) It is to give meaning to objectivist research
d) It is to eliminate the need for a pilot test

Question 5:


a) It must have exhaustive schedules
b) It must have long instruction sheets
c) It must be tested with a pilot
d) It must set clear units of analysis

Question 6:


a) may vary in its epistemological assumptions according to the research project
b) is the same as qualitative content analysis
c) involves the researcher revising the coding categories throughout the whole research project as the data are examined
d) involves the researcher revising the coding categories, but this is limited to one revision

Question 7:


a) It is a quantitative methodology
b) It is the science of salience
c) It seeks to expose hidden meanings in texts
d) It is a secondary content analysis method used only after conversation analysis is completed

Question 8:


a) a sign
b) a signifier
c) an induction
d) a signified

Question 9:


a) a secondary meaning ascribed to a signifier
b) the obvious meaning of a signifier
c) the recognition that signs may be interpreted differently
d) the main purpose of quantitative research data analysis

Question 10:


a) contextualization
b) semiotics
c) hermeneutics
d) multi-construct

Question 11:


a) They typically report on all possible interpretations
b) They reflect the interpretations of a particular researcher
c) They are routinely re-interpreted in repeat experiments
d) They are always bolstered by quoting numerical data

Question 12:


a) Talk is structured.
b) Themes will be readily discernible.
c) Talk is forged contextually.
d) Analysis should be grounded in data.

Question 13:


a) It states that talk focused on content
b) Talk is organized by preferred and non-preferred responses
c) Talk includes reflectivity pairs
d) Talk relies on a multi-strategy interaction

Question 14:


a) Discourse analysis is a realist perspective
b) Discourse analysis is subsumed by conversation analysis
c) Discourse analysis is less flexible than conversation analysis
d) Discourse analysis recognizes and analyzes strategies employed to create different effects

Question 15:


a) It reduces the chances of invalid conjecture
b) It overcomes social barriers to researcher access
c) Its stringent rules that tie it to written text
d) It makes it easier to understand why people behave in certain ways

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