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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 04

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Question 1:


a) are mental representations of things
b) can only be independent variables
c) can only be a dependent variables
d) do not include gender, age, or ethnicity

Question 2:


a) the research design comes before the development of an hypothesis
b) the selection of research subjects/respondents always comes first
c) the process begins with a theory
d) measuring concepts is part of the analysis step

Question 3:


a) aim toward generalization
b) are concerned with real-life experience over generalization
c) do not attribute any significance to causality
d) are superior to qualitative methods in the area of replication

Question 4:


a) it aims at delineating large differences between issues
b) it gauges the differences in a random way
c) it allows researchers to disregard reliability
d) it estimates the strength of relationship between two or more concepts

Question 5:


a) can only be used one at a time.
b) can only be used in multiples of two
c) may provide the research with finer distinctions if used as a multiple-indicator measure
d) can only be established through questions/structured interviews

Question 6:


a) stability over time
b) internal reliability
c) inter-observer consistency
d) internal consistency

Question 7:


a) internal validity
b) face validity
c) internal reliability
d) dimensions of concepts

Question 8:


a) 0.5
b) 0.6
c) 0.8
d) 0.9

Question 9:


a) convergent reality
b) concurrent validity
c) face reliability
d) construct validity

Question 10:


a) test the link with another concept
b) reflect the content of the concept in question
c) judge whether the measure reflects the concept on the face value
d) establish in intuitive process