Review Of Related Literature Quiz! Trivia

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Review Of Related Literature Quiz! Trivia

Do you know anything about the review of related literature? Do you think you can pass this quiz? An essential benefit of a decent literature review is that it enables the detection of theoretical connections among variables and ideas that may not have been considered prior by the researcher. It offers insight that helps the researcher make recommendations for future research. Take this test and learn more about the review of related literature.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Generally speaking, the best time to begin the literature review associated with a specific research project is:
    • A. 

      After the research problem has been clearly articulated.

    • B. 

      After the data have been collected, but before they are analyzed.

    • C. 

      Based on personal preference; there is no single best time.

    • D. 

      Before or during the formulation of the research problem.

  • 2. 
    If you want to find information about books available in your local library, ______ will probably be your best resource.
    • A. 

      The library catalog

    • B. 

      Government publications

    • C. 

      An online database

    • D. 

      The World Wide Web

  • 3. 
    If you want to conduct a keyword or author search of research reports published in professional journals, ______ will probably be your best resource.
    • A. 

      The library catalog

    • B. 

      Government publications

    • C. 

      An online database

    • D. 

      The World Wide Web

  • 4. 
    If you want to find statistics on health care spending is broken down by state, ______ will probably be your best resource.
    • A. 

      The library catalog

    • B. 

      Government publications

    • C. 

      An online database

    • D. 

      The reference lists of important papers in your area

  • 5. 
    If an important reference you want to include in your literature review is checked out to another library patron, you might:
    • A. 

      Obtain it through interlibrary loan.

    • B. 

      Obtain it by asking the library to recall the reference.

    • C. 

      Obtain it through an online document delivery service.

    • D. 

      Decide to make do without it.

  • 6. 
    If an important recent research article that you want to include in your literature review is not owned by your library, you might:
    • A. 

      Cite it anyway for the benefit of the reader.

    • B. 

      Obtain it by asking the library to recall the reference.

    • C. 

      Obtain it through an online document delivery service.

    • D. 

      Decide to make do without it.

  • 7. 
    ______ is an example of a search engine.
    • A. 

      Altavista

    • B. 

      Books in Print

    • C. 

      ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

    • D. 

      Humanities Index

  • 8. 
    If an important book that you want to include in your literature review is not owned by your library, your best move would probably be to:
    • A. 

      Obtain it through interlibrary loan.

    • B. 

      Obtain it by asking the library to recall the reference.

    • C. 

      Obtain it through an online document delivery service.

    • D. 

      Cite it anyway for the benefit of the reader.

  • 9. 
    ______ is an example of an electronic database.
    • A. 

      Altavista

    • B. 

      Books in Print

    • C. 

      ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

    • D. 

      Humanities Index

  • 10. 
    Jane wants to search for information about the variety of attention disorders that are seen in childhood.  Which of the following sets of keywords would best get Jane started on an effective and efficient search?
    • A. 

      “attention disorders”

    • B. 

      “ADHD,” “ADD,” and “children”

    • C. 

      “disorders” and “children”

    • D. 

      “attention disorders” and “children”

  • 11. 
    If a researcher has completed a thorough search of the World Wide Web:
    • A. 

      The literature search can be concluded.

    • B. 

      It may also be fruitful to search an electronic database.

    • C. 

      It may also be fruitful to search the Internet.

    • D. 

      He/she will find largely redundant information on an electronic database.

  • 12. 
    The main purpose of the review of the literature is to:
    • A. 

      Acknowledge the work of others by listing their findings prior to proposing your own project.

    • B. 

      Show how your study is superior to other work done in the area.

    • C. 

      Publicly demonstrate your mastery of the research literature in your area.

    • D. 

      Show how your study is related to, and extends, other work in the area.

  • 13. 
    A well-structured literature review:
    • A. 

      Contains highly detailed descriptions of each work chosen for inclusion in the review.

    • B. 

      Begins with those studies most closely related to the research problem, then opens up to a broader perspective.

    • C. 

      Begins with broad/general information, then narrows the focus to those studies most closely related to the research problem.

    • D. 

      Contains general summaries of each work chosen for inclusion in the review.

  • 14. 
    The review of the literature can be curtailed when:
    • A. 

      You are no longer encountering new ideas or information.

    • B. 

      All of the work done by top researchers in the area has been reviewed.

    • C. 

      All published work related to a topic has been reviewed.

    • D. 

      Two to four weeks have been devoted to the search.

  • 15. 
    A well-written literature review:
    • A. 

      Avoids evaluation or critique of the literature reviewed, so as not to bias the opinion of the reader.

    • B. 

      Emphasizes critique and synthesis of the work of others that is related to your own research problem.

    • C. 

      Avoids summarizing the work of others so that details of the original work are not lost in the reviewing process.

    • D. 

      Emphasizes detailed reporting of each piece of research included in the literature review.

  • 16. 
    Typically, the literature review should:
    • A. 

      Include few or no works more than five years old to avoid having the work become prematurely obsolete.

    • B. 

      Be limited to work coming out of the very best labs and universities in the country.

    • C. 

      Give a broad overview of the area, without getting bogged down in the details of particular studies or theoretical perspectives.

    • D. 

      Emphasize how the studies being reviewed are related to the research problem under consideration.

  • 17. 
    Before writing the introduction section, consider the following questions:
    • A. 

      How do hypotheses and reserch design relate to one another?

    • B. 

      What are the theoretical and practical implications of the study?

    • C. 

      What statistical tests were used?

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      A and b

  • 18. 
    When writing a report of original research, the sections should reflect the
    • A. 

      The problem, participants, essential features of the study method, basic findings, and conclusions.

    • B. 

      Raw data statements with conclusions.

    • C. 

      Conclusions not found in the text of the report.

    • D. 

      F values, degrees of freedom, and probability levels.

  • 19. 
    Speculation is permitted in the Discussion section if it is
    • A. 

      Faithful to the intuition of the authors.

    • B. 

      Related closely and logically to empirical data or theory.

    • C. 

      Expressed verbosely and eloquently.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 20. 
    In a paper that integrates several experiments, you should
    • A. 

      Not combine the discussion with the description of results.

    • B. 

      Have only one Results section for all the experiments.

    • C. 

      Make it at least twice as long as a one-experiment study.

    • D. 

      Include a comprehensive general discussion of all of the work.