Module 2 Test

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This is a 20-item exam to test your knowledge of the concepts in Module 2, "The Research Problem". There are also recurring concepts to test knowledge retained from Module 1.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following BEST describes the development process for a research question?
    • A. 

      A broad question is made more specific as terms are more clearly defined.

    • B. 

      A broad question is made more specific in order to be more significant.

    • C. 

      A specific question is broadened as terms are more clearly defined.

    • D. 

      A specific question is broadened in order to be more significant.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a GOOD research question?
    • A. 

      Is the "back to the basics" movement good for public schools?

    • B. 

      How would the current generation of young adults react if the military draft were reinstated?

    • C. 

      Are teachers underpaid?

    • D. 

      Does the phonics or the whole-language approach to reading lead to higher achievement?

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a good research question?
    • A. 

      Does the inclusion of metaphors in text increase reading comprehension?

    • B. 

      Is it good to include civics courses in the high school curriculum?

    • C. 

      To what factors do successful teachers attribute their success?

    • D. 

      Is the college retention rate greater for students who enroll in an academic skills program than for those who do not?

  • 4. 
    Which of the following questions MEETS the criteria of a well-formulated research question?
    • A. 

      Would long periods of isolation alter a child's emotional development?

    • B. 

      Should marijuana be legalized?

    • C. 

      Will the use of peer critiques improve college students' compositions?

    • D. 

      What are political leaders like after they leave office?

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a CONCEPTUAL definition of self-esteem?
    • A. 

      One's score on the Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory

    • B. 

      Parental perceptions of child self-worth as reported on a questionnaire

    • C. 

      The value one places on oneself

    • D. 

      The number of times per hour a participant makes a statement of self-worth

  • 6. 
    Good research questions are:
    • A. 

      Clear, significant, and ethical.

    • B. 

      Feasible, clear, significant, and ethical.

    • C. 

      Feasible, clear, significant, and include a hypothesis.

    • D. 

      Feasible, clear, and ethical.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a possible OPERATIONAL definition for "motivated to learn science?"
    • A. 

      As reflected by achievement in science

    • B. 

      As shown by effort displayed in science class

    • C. 

      As measured by the "Science Interest" questionnaire

    • D. 

      As shown by completing science assignments in class

  • 8. 
    An essential element of a good problem statement is:
    • A. 

      That the statement reflects a research problem that is fun and interesting.

    • B. 

      That there is some sort of data that can be collected in an attempt to answer the problem.

    • C. 

      That by answering the research problem, researchers will make money.

    • D. 

      That by answering the research problem, a significant positive consequence will affect society.

  • 9. 
    To define "humanistic classroom" as "any classroom identified by experts as constituting an example of a humanistic classroom" is to us a(n):
    • A. 

      Operational definition.

    • B. 

      Conceptual definition.

    • C. 

      Definition by example.

    • D. 

      Dictionary definition

  • 10. 
    Research questions always suggest a relationship to be investigated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A researcher conducted an experiment to see if increasing water consumption lessens the visible effects of rosacea, a common skin condition. The DEPENDENT variable in this experiment was:
    • A. 

      Rosacea.

    • B. 

      Increased water consumption.

    • C. 

      The amount of water consumed.

    • D. 

      The visible condition of the skin.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following would NOT be an appropriate synonym for the dependent variable?
    • A. 

      Outcome variable

    • B. 

      Response variable

    • C. 

      Effected variable

    • D. 

      Causal variable

  • 13. 
    What type of research would be LEAST likely to include a research hypothesis?
    • A. 

      A research exploring relationships or associations among variables

    • B. 

      A research which tests or examines the effects of a teaching method

    • C. 

      A research exploring the traditions, beliefs and practices of a tribe

    • D. 

      A research looking into the impact of a newly-implemented program

  • 14. 
    An example of a categorical variable is:
    • A. 

      Teacher hair color.

    • B. 

      The time it takes a teacher to grade an essay.

    • C. 

      The length a teacher has to walk from the office to her class.

    • D. 

      The time it takes for a teacher to drive to work.

  • 15. 
    A hypothesis can be BEST described as
    • A. 

      A hunch.

    • B. 

      A wild guess.

    • C. 

      A type of statement made by researchers when they are attempting to get funding for their research.

    • D. 

      A prediction of some sort regarding the possible outcomes of a study.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is an example of a DIRECTIONAL hypothesis?
    • A. 

      There will be a difference between the students' reading levels.

    • B. 

      There will be a difference between lecture and group instruction.

    • C. 

      Group instruction is more effective than lecture in the elementary classroom.

    • D. 

      A relationship will exist between student IQ and academic performance.

  • 17. 
    It is a written document on priority areas for research.
    • A. 

      Research agenda

    • B. 

      Research grant

    • C. 

      Research problem

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 18. 
    To state a directional hypothesis is to predict that a relationship exists without specifying the exact nature of that relationship.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Quantitative researchers usually base their work on the belief that:
    • A. 

      Facts and feelings cannot be separated.

    • B. 

      Facts and feelings can be separated and the world is made up of multiple realities.

    • C. 

      Facts and feelings can be separated and that the world is made up of facts that can be discovered.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following research questions is amenable for a QUALITATIVE research?
    • A. 

      Does videoke singing improve the oral communication skills of students?

    • B. 

      Does group learning increase the self-esteem and self-confidence of students?

    • C. 

      How do children with a learning disorder cope with the demands of school?

    • D. 

      Do the students’ IQ and previous high school grades affect college performance?

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