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Social Research Methods, Fourth Canadian Edition: Chapter 09

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Question 1:


a) inductive
b) hierarchical
c) develpomentalist
d) structuralist

Question 2:


a) in-depth
b) semi-structured
c) structured
d) unstructured

Question 3:


a) Structured observation
b) Ethnography
c) Focus group
d) Participant observation

Question 4:


a) requires the identification of a broad social issue of interest
b) can only rely on one particular method to study a topic because it is so involved
c) does not include a data interpretation process
d) relies on geographically diverse populations

Question 5:


a) select relevant sites and subjects
b) interpret the data
c) collect relevant data
d) develop general research questions

Question 6:


a) is an iterative process
b) is never intermingled with the interpreting and theorizing process
c) always comes after the formation of a specific concept
d) stops once the theory is determined

Question 7:


a) phenomenological
b) symbolism
c) grounded theory
d) variable testing

Question 8:


a) divisive and satisfying
b) definitive and sensitizing concepts
c) deliberate and sensational concepts
d) differing and stabilizing concepts

Question 9:


a) is when different researchers involved in a given research project make the same observations of the research group
b) is not possible
c) can be seen as the degree to which a study can be replicated
d) is the measure of one part of a research study to another part of the research study

Question 10:


a) is not impacted by the length of time the researcher is engaged with the participants
b) is an assessment of the match between what is observed and the resulting theoretical ideas
c) is decreased specifically because of the application to real-world activities
d) is not possible

Question 11:


a) by establishing that the people studied agree with the researcher?s interpretation of the their thoughts and actions
b) by implementing ?auditing? processes
c) by working with other researchers who can replicate the research
d) through peer evaluation of the theory

Question 12:


a) external validity
b) internal validity
c) reliability
d) objectivity

Question 13:


a) maintains the necessary social distance of a researcher
b) can only address mainstream interaction
c) is really only required when the behaviour of a particular person is irrational
d) contextualizes understanding of people?s behaviour

Question 14:


a) is specifically addressed by the sample size
b) may be addressed by using other methods to test theories and concepts that grow out of the qualitative research
c) is a main goal of qualitative researchers
d) ill not be acceptable to major research institutes because the methods simply cannot speak to any larger population in any meaningful way

Question 15:


a) the researcher tries to be less involved with the subjects in order to be more objective
b) the researcher seeks involvement with the people they study in order to see world with their eyes
c) the researcher tries to be more involved with the subjects in order to be more objective
d) it is best for the researcher to maintain distance from the people she studies

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