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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 17

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Question 1:


a) the introduction
b) the hypothesis
c) the abstract
d) the results

Question 2:


a) It outlines the contribution the article will make
b) It states the outcomes of the research
c) It reviews the current literature on the topic of interest
d) both b and c

Question 3:


a) It explains how the main concepts are measured
b) It lists theory that has emerged from the data
c) It contains the most in-depth analysis of the research paper
d) It lists the sample sizes and procedures

Question 4:


a) data section
b) methods and models section
c) measurement section
d) findings section

Question 5:


a) In methods and models
b) In the abstract
c) In conclusions
d) In results

Question 6:


a) Neutrality is a key component of feminist theory
b) Neutrality is, from a postmodernist position, impossible
c) Neutrality is only possible for symbolic interactionism theorists
d) Neutrality is one of the main tenets of postmodernist theory

Question 7:


a) and how they are validated by other similar research
b) with reliability of data included
c) with respect to its major theoretical and conceptual contributions in light of existing knowledge on the topic
d) as an independent work that stands alone in its merits

Question 8:


a) the findings section
b) the discussion section
c) the conclusions section
d) the literature review section

Question 9:


a) who was studied
b) the personal identifiers of participants
c) the number of participants
d) how respondents were recruited

Question 10:


a) the introduction section
b) the conclusion section
c) the research design section
d) the results section

Question 11:


a) The layout is different for different types of quantitative research methods
b) The layout is very different for quantitative and qualitative research projects
c) The layout is essentially the same for quantitative and qualitative research projects
d) both a and b

Question 12:


a) absence of reference to a possible bias of the writer
b) description of reliability of the relevant concepts
c) presence of multiple quotations from interviews with participants
d) description of hardships of fieldwork

Question 13:


a) when the researcher hears and reports on illegal activities of participants
b) when the researcher hears and reports on deceptive activities of participants
c) a separate report provided to a Research Ethics Board before an article can be published
d) when the researcher describes methodological improprieties that may have taken place (e.g., attachments with participants)

Question 14:


a) It is the content of ethnography
b) It is a descriptions and analysis presented as authoritative and unbiased account of reality
c) It is a constructionist methodology
d) It can only be used in a quantitative approach

Question 15:


a) a conflict theory critique of postmodernism
b) the postmodernist position that many voices and interpretations of the topic of interest should be heard
c) the postmodernist position that analysis should be grounded in data
d) the statement of conclusion that comes from a multi-strategy research project

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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a) True
b) False

Question 30:


a) True
b) False