The Problem And Purpose Statement Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an excellent source for a research topic?
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Personal experience

    • C. 

      Replication

    • D. 

      Library Searches

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 2. 
    What is the reason for consulting handbooks, yearbooks, encyclopedias, or reviews in the initial stages of identifying a research topic?
    • A. 

      They are readily available.

    • B. 

      They provide an overview of the issues related to a topic.

    • C. 

      They are primary sources.

    • D. 

      They avoid reporting statistical data so one can interpret the results more easily.

  • 3. 
    A researcher identified his research topic as "classroom assessment." He recognized quickly that this topic was too broad. Which of the following is likely to have led to that conclusion?
    • A. 

      Far too much is written on the topic to understand it all.

    • B. 

      It was difficult to organize the material he was collecting in an effective manner.

    • C. 

      He began thinking about potential problems that would be next to impossible to investigate.

    • D. 

      All of these.

  • 4. 
    If the researcher wanted to narrow his topic from "classroom assessment," which strategy would you advise him to follow?
    • A. 

      Talk to a researcher familiar with the literature and the issues in this area.

    • B. 

      Consult a good secondary source for an overview of this area.

    • C. 

      Choose an aspect of classroom assessment that is related to his expertise.

    • D. 

      All of these.

  • 5. 
    Which is NOT a characteristic of a good research topic?
    • A. 

      It can be investigated through the collection and analysis of data.

    • B. 

      It focuses on a philosophical or ethical issue.

    • C. 

      It is theoretically or practically significant.

    • D. 

      It is ethical.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a legitimate research problem, as stated?
    • A. 

      What is the relationship between the number of books children read and their reading scores?

    • B. 

      Should competitive games be banned from elementary schools?

    • C. 

      What does it mean to be a special needs child "included" in Ms. Pierre's fourth-grade class?

    • D. 

      What are the major legal principles applied to educational cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court?

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the least appropriate research problem?
    • A. 

      Does studying Latin improve the standardized vocabulary test scores of seventh-grade students?

    • B. 

      Does drilling fifth-grade students with multiplication facts improve their standardized test scores?

    • C. 

      What is the relationship between students' math attitudes and math achievement?

    • D. 

      Should students have access to controversial novels in school?

  • 8. 
    Which of the following provides the BEST formal statement of a quantitative problem statement?
    • A. 

      Student achievement.

    • B. 

      Using portfolios

    • C. 

      Seventh grade students' writing skills.

    • D. 

      The use of portfolios affects students' writing skills.

  • 9. 
    Which is NOT an example of a qualitative research topic?
    • A. 

      What does the term "inclusion" mean to a child with special needs who is being placed in a regular education classroom?

    • B. 

      How does Dr. Autin create a culture of caring and support among her faculty?

    • C. 

      To what extent are students, parents, and faculty supportive of the proposal to extend school year-round?

    • D. 

      Does an understanding of the history of curriculum development in Louisiana help explain some of the difficulties in moving to a standards-based curriculum?

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a consequence of stating the research topic at the beginning of a report?
    • A. 

      It gives direction to all aspects of the research.

    • B. 

      It provides background on the topic.

    • C. 

      It justifies the study in terms of its significance.

    • D. 

      All of these.

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