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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 05

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) must ask the questions in the order given
b) may change the wording of a question to help a respondent understand the question better
c) may record what the interviewer thinks the respondent means by their answer
d) may explain any part of the structured questions as necessary

Question 2:


a) is acceptable
b) is a true variation
c) will have no effect on the final outcomes of the research project
d) is a variation due to error

Question 3:


a) inter-interviewer variability
b) intra-interviewer variability
c) true error
d) response sets

Question 4:


a) is a concern for variation due to error
b) is more likely increased with open-ended questionnaires
c) is not impacted by the coding process
d) is always definable

Question 5:


a) it may be a result of questions that make respondents uncomfortable answering given the interviewer?s sex or race
b) it may be from the lack of a pilot study
c) it may be overcome through training or removal of an interviewer
d) all of the above

Question 6:


a) do not leave anyone in a particular population out of being selected for as a respondent
b) can go on for as long as necessary
c) the identity of the respondent can be confirmed
d) they usually allow for faster processing of data if combined with computer assistance

Question 7:


a) are able to filter questionnaires
b) are only suitable for telephone and online personal interviewing projects
c) are equivalent to face-to-face interviewing
d) have a high incidence of coding problems

Question 8:


a) are time consuming because they must be transcribed
b) do not provide as much detailed data as face-to-face interviewing
c) are more effective if effort is made to develop mutual trust with the respondent
d) have low attrition levels

Question 9:


a) will not affect the responses given
b) consists of simply repeating the possible answers if the question is close-ended
c) may be used by the interviewer anytime a respondent has trouble giving a response
d) may include putting the question into different words to help a respondent understand the question

Question 10:


a) are used more to study large online groups
b) have been categorized as questionnaires rather than structured interviews
c) tend to be aimed at smaller, more homogenous groups
d) are more effective that face-to-face interviews

Question 11:


a) tend to get more responses
b) are more difficult to complete than web surveys
c) have better formatting than email surveys with the questionnaire in an attachment
d) are easy to download the data directly into a database

Question 12:


a) web surveys are far superior to mailed surveys
b) mailed surveys are far superior to email surveys
c) email surveys are far superior to web surveys
d) mail, web, and email surveys all carry the disadvantage that the researcher cannot be sure who the respondent is

Question 13:


a) are only useful for qualitative research
b) use broad categories and are specific only to time periods
c) may utilize ?structured? or ?free text? questions
d) may be completed up to one month after the activity of interest

Question 14:


a) provide fairly accurate data about time and sequencing of events
b) are less effective where sensitive matters are concerned
c) are less expensive
d) are more reliable because measures are established to ensure they are completed in a timely manner

Question 15:


a) for the researcher to ensure that the correct answers are the same
b) for the researcher not to be concerned about the appearance of social class
c) for errors to be measured
d) by using multi-item measures that have logically opposite positions

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