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Thinking About Sociology, Second Edition - Chapter 4

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) When a researcher uses routine data for large scale projects
b) When a descriptive study of a representative subset is needed for an extended duration
c) When an initial case study is returned to at a later point in time
d) When the statistical relationship between two sets of data is not clear

Question 2:


a) The inventor of the longitudinal study
b) Robert Lynd’s most famous case study
c) The mayor of Muncie, Indiana
d) A photographer and photojournalist

Question 3:


a) That all men want to avoid housework
b) That in countries with lengthy parental leave, men’s participation in unpaid family labour increased
c) That national-level policies have an effect on maintaining or changing gender inequalities
d) That all women want to avoid unpaid family work

Question 4:


a) Participant observation
b) Ethnomethodological design
c) Longitudinal comparison study
d) Experimental research design

Question 5:


a) Principal component analysis
b) Content analysis
c) Hierarchical storage management
d) Multidimensional data analysis

Question 6:


a) Segmented assimilation
b) Cultural assimilation
c) Educational assimilation
d) Access assimilation

Question 7:


a) Closed-ended questions
b) Open-ended questions
c) Relational questions
d) Nominal questions

Question 8:


a) Praxis intervention
b) People/crowd watching
c) Participant observation
d) Person-centred ethnography

Question 9:


a) Discourse analysis
b) Post-structuralist analysis
c) Hermeneutic analysis
d) Communication analysis

Question 10:


a) Presenting value-neutral findings
b) Limiting social change through participant action
c) A centralized orientation on the part of the researchers
d) Effecting social change through participant action



True or False Questions

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False