Nature Of Research Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following best describes research?

    • A.

      It is a process to discover new knowledge

    • B.

      It is a simple activity that can be done in a day

    • C.

      It follows certain rules and regulations

    • D.

      Great skills is needed in doing research

    Correct Answer
    A. It is a process to discover new knowledge
    Explanation
    Research is described as a process to discover new knowledge. This implies that research involves systematically investigating a topic or problem to gain a deeper understanding and uncover new information. It involves methods, techniques, and analysis to collect and interpret data in order to generate new knowledge and contribute to existing knowledge in a particular field. This answer accurately captures the essence of research as a systematic and purposeful pursuit of new knowledge.

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  • 2. 

    Which word does not describe research?

    • A.

      Systematic

    • B.

      Simple

    • C.

      Inquiry

    • D.

      Knowledge

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple
    Explanation
    The word "simple" does not describe research because research is a complex and systematic process that involves gathering and analyzing information to gain knowledge and understanding. Research requires careful planning, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, which goes beyond the idea of simplicity.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not a major category of research?

    • A.

      Basic

    • B.

      Applied

    • C.

      Fundamental

    • D.

      Simple

    Correct Answer
    D. Simple
    Explanation
    The term "simple" does not fit into the major categories of research, which are basic, applied, and fundamental. Basic research aims to expand knowledge and understanding of a subject, applied research focuses on solving practical problems, and fundamental research seeks to uncover the underlying principles and theories. "Simple" does not align with any of these categories and therefore is not a major category of research.

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  • 4. 

    Which is an example of qualitative data?

    • A.

      10 cm

    • B.

      Tall plant

    • C.

      One gram of NaCl

    • D.

      10% mastery level

    Correct Answer
    B. Tall plant
    Explanation
    Qualitative data refers to non-numerical information that describes qualities or characteristics. In this case, a "tall plant" is an example of qualitative data as it provides a descriptive quality rather than a numerical measurement. The other options, such as "10 cm" and "one gram of NaCl," are quantitative data because they provide specific numerical measurements. The option "10% mastery level" is also quantitative as it represents a numerical percentage.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following refers to the hypothesis?

    • A.

      A guess

    • B.

      Tentative answer to the research problem

    • C.

      Permanent answer to the problem

    • D.

      Scientific answer to the existing phenomenon

    Correct Answer
    B. Tentative answer to the research problem
    Explanation
    The hypothesis refers to a tentative answer to the research problem. It is a proposed explanation or prediction that is based on limited evidence and is subject to further testing and analysis. The hypothesis helps guide the research process and allows researchers to formulate specific research questions and design experiments to test the validity of the hypothesis. It is not a permanent answer to the problem, but rather a starting point for investigation.

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  • 6. 

    Which is an example of applied research?

    • A.

      Types of abnormalities in cells

    • B.

      Means of reproduction in invertebrates

    • C.

      Different treatments to cancers

    • D.

      Improve agricultural crop production

    Correct Answer
    D. Improve agricultural crop production
    Explanation
    An example of applied research is improving agricultural crop production. This involves conducting research to develop new techniques, technologies, and practices that can enhance the yield, quality, and sustainability of crops. Applied research in agriculture focuses on finding practical solutions to real-world problems faced by farmers, such as developing drought-resistant crops, improving pest control methods, and optimizing fertilizer use. By conducting applied research in agriculture, scientists aim to directly benefit the agricultural industry and address challenges related to food security and sustainability.

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  • 7. 

    Which is an example of basic research?

    • A.

      Production of low cost energy saving devices

    • B.

      Improve energy efficiency at homes

    • C.

      Different treatments to cancers

    • D.

      Improve agricultural crop production

    Correct Answer
    C. Different treatments to cancers
    Explanation
    Different treatments to cancers is an example of basic research because it involves conducting scientific investigations and experiments to gain a better understanding of the causes, mechanisms, and potential treatments for different types of cancers. Basic research aims to expand knowledge and explore new avenues of discovery, without necessarily focusing on immediate practical applications or commercialization. In this case, the research is focused on finding new and improved treatments for cancer, which is a fundamental area of study in the field of medical research.

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  • 8. 

    What is a systematic investigation of phenomena?

    • A.

      Inquiry

    • B.

      Research

    • C.

      Search

    • D.

      Read

    Correct Answer
    B. Research
    Explanation
    Research is the correct answer because it refers to a systematic investigation of phenomena. Research involves gathering and analyzing data to gain knowledge and understanding of a specific topic or problem. It involves following a structured approach, using various methods and techniques to collect and interpret information. Through research, new insights, theories, and advancements can be made in different fields of study.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of basic research?

    • A.

      It is based on superstitious beliefs

    • B.

      It involves collection of data

    • C.

      It anchors on the existing theories

    • D.

      It contributes to the expansion of knowledge

    Correct Answer
    A. It is based on superstitious beliefs
    Explanation
    Basic research is a systematic and scientific investigation that aims to expand knowledge and understanding in a particular field. It is characterized by the collection of data, reliance on existing theories, and contribution to the expansion of knowledge. However, it is not based on superstitious beliefs. Superstitions are irrational beliefs that are not supported by evidence or scientific reasoning. Therefore, basic research does not involve or rely on superstitious beliefs in any way.

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  • 10. 

    Which research title is most likely under applied research?

    • A.

      Effects of temperature on the germination of mongo seeds

    • B.

      Portable weather device for monitoring precipitation, temperature, and humidity

    • C.

      Antimicrobial activity of tawa-tawa leaf extracts

    • D.

      Anti-inflammatory effects of paragis roots crude extract

    Correct Answer
    B. Portable weather device for monitoring precipitation, temperature, and humidity
    Explanation
    The research title "Portable weather device for monitoring precipitation, temperature, and humidity" is most likely under applied research because it involves the development and application of a practical device for monitoring weather conditions. Applied research focuses on solving real-world problems and developing practical solutions, which aligns with the purpose of creating a portable weather device. The other research titles primarily focus on studying the effects or properties of certain substances or factors, which are more characteristic of basic or experimental research.

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