Leedy And Ormrod Research Book Quiz!

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Leedy And Ormrod Research Book Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to Leedy and Ormrod (2010), the most effective research proposals:
    • A. 

      Are a brief outline of the study you intend to conduct without an excess of detail.

    • B. 

      Justify the study to be conducted by explaining how it will contribute to the professional literature.

    • C. 

      Are detailed and straightforward explanations of the research problem and methodology.

    • D. 

      Include an autobiographical section that explains how the researcher became interested in the research topic.

  • 2. 
    A proposal for a quantitative study typically includes these elements in this order:
    • A. 

      A statement of the problem, a review of the literature, an explanation of the means for collecting data, a description of how the study will be conducted.

    • B. 

      A review of the literature, a statement of the problem, an explanation of the means for collecting data, a description of how the study will be conducted.

    • C. 

      A review of the literature, a statement of the problem, a description of how the study will be conducted, an explanation of the means for collecting data.

    • D. 

      A statement of the problem, an explanation of the means for collecting data, a review of the literature, a description of how the study will be conducted.

  • 3. 
    A proposal for a qualitative study typically includes these elements in this order:
    • A. 

      An explanation of how the findings will fit with the larger literature, a statement of the purpose of the study and its guiding questions, a management plan, an explanation of theoretical and methodological grounding.

    • B. 

      A statement of the purpose of the study and its guiding questions, an explanation of how the findings will fit with the larger literature, an explanation of theoretical and methodological grounding, a management plan.

    • C. 

      A statement of the purpose of the study and its guiding questions, an explanation of theoretical and methodological grounding, an explanation of how the findings will fit with the larger literature, a management plan.

    • D. 

      A statement of the purpose of the study and its guiding questions, an explanation of theoretical and methodological grounding, a management plan, an explanation of how the findings will fit with the larger literature.

  • 4. 
    Proposals for ______ studies include a methodology section.
    • A. 

      Qualitative

    • B. 

      Quantitative

    • C. 

      Both quantitative and qualitative

    • D. 

      Neither quantitative or qualitative

  • 5. 
    In ______ research proposal(s), the review of literature comes late in the document in conjunction with the interpretation of data.
    • A. 

      Both quantitative and qualitative

    • B. 

      Neither quantitative or qualitative

    • C. 

      A quantitative

    • D. 

      A qualitative

  • 6. 
    In ______ research proposal(s), a specific research problem is clearly stated at the outset of the proposal.
    • A. 

      Both quantitative and qualitative

    • B. 

      Neither quantitative or qualitative

    • C. 

      A quantitative

    • D. 

      A qualitative

  • 7. 
    In ______ research proposal(s), a specific plan for how the data will be handled is clearly laid out in the document.
    • A. 

      Both quantitative and qualitative

    • B. 

      Neither quantitative or qualitative

    • C. 

      A quantitative

    • D. 

      A qualitative

  • 8. 
    In ______ research proposal(s), specific hypotheses regarding findings are often stated.
    • A. 

      Both quantitative and qualitative

    • B. 

      Neither quantitative or qualitative

    • C. 

      A quantitative

    • D. 

      A qualitative

  • 9. 
    In regard to the style you will use for headings and subheadings in the research proposal:
    • A. 

      There are no special formatting requirements unless the document is a thesis or dissertation.

    • B. 

      All disciplines recognize the major formal styles, so it is a matter of personal choice.

    • C. 

      The writer is free to show creativity as long as s/he is consistent throughout the document.

    • D. 

      Disciplines often dictate the use of specific formal styles, so you must find out what the expectations are.

  • 10. 
    Experienced writers of research proposals typically:
    • A. 

      Plan to make revisions to the first draft of the proposal.

    • B. 

      Do not need to make revisions to the first draft of the proposal.

    • C. 

      Make revisions to the first draft of the proposal only if they are requested by a reviewer.

    • D. 

      May need to edit the first draft of the proposal for typos, but not content.

  • 11. 
    When writing the proposal, you should assume that the reader:
    • A. 

      Will know which data analytic techniques are appropriate for your study without a detailed explanation.

    • B. 

      Is an expert in the area you are addressing and will be familiar with common issues, variables, instruments, etc.

    • C. 

      Can discern for him/herself what the importance of the study is.

    • D. 

      Knows nothing about the proposed project, so all the details must be thoroughly explained.

  • 12. 
    When explaining how the data are to be analyzed and interpreted:
    • A. 

      It is best to provide only a general plan as things will probably change over the course of the study anyway.

    • B. 

      It is best to be as detailed as possible so all contingencies related to analysis and interpretation can be anticipated.

    • C. 

      It is impossible to be highly detailed until one has the actual data in hand.

    • D. 

      An overly specific plan may bias the analyses or interpretation, impairing the validity of the study.

  • 13. 
    Research proposals that ______ are commonly judged to be of higher quality than proposals that do not.
    • A. 

      Favor straightforward vocabulary

    • B. 

      Employ complex sentence structure

    • C. 

      Favor a highly esoteric vocabulary

    • D. 

      Rely on the reader to draw inferences

  • 14. 
    Three of the following are elements in the proposal revision process.  Which one is NOT?
    • A. 

      Reconsider the feasibility of what you are proposing to do.

    • B. 

      Carefully assess the logic and organization of the information in the document.

    • C. 

      Avoid breaks of 24 hours or more as the material will get too “cold” in your mind.

    • D. 

      Seek feedback from knowledgeable others.

  • 15. 
    The research proposal is best thought of as:
    • A. 

      A general and flexible outline of how the research problem is to be investigated.

    • B. 

      “Plan A,” with the expectation that “Plan B” or even “Plan C” will become necessary as the study unfolds.

    • C. 

      A detailed and firm contract between the researcher and others who are involved in the research project (participants, supervisors, funding agencies, etc.)

    • D. 

      A document that is written for others (internal review boards, funding agencies) and is of little value to the researcher.

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