Qualitative Research Designs

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  • 1. 
    The tendency in qualitative research to derive a complex array of data from a variety of sources, using a variety of methods is referred as:
    • A. 

      Auto-ethnography

    • B. 

      Snowball sampling

    • C. 

      Recursive abstraction

    • D. 

      Bricolage

  • 2. 
    'Emic perspective' refers to:
    • A. 

      Outsider's view

    • B. 

      Insider's view

    • C. 

      Etic perspective

    • D. 

      Holistic view

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a qualitative method of research?
    • A. 

      Ethnography

    • B. 

      Case Study

    • C. 

      Survey/Sampling

    • D. 

      Discourse/Text Analysis

    • E. 

      Meta-Analysis

  • 4. 
    Which is a characteristic of qualitative research methods?
    • A. 

      Naturalistic inquiry copyright

    • B. 

      Random sampling

    • C. 

      Introduction of a treatment

    • D. 

      Use of a control group

  • 5. 
    A method of refining a hypothesis or theory in a qualitative study that involves the inclusion of cases that appear to deconfirm earlier hypotheses:
    • A. 

      Negative case analysis

    • B. 

      Open coding

    • C. 

      Quasi-statistics

    • D. 

      Theoretical sampling

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic feature of qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Seek to explore phenomena

    • B. 

      Emergent design

    • C. 

      Positivist paradigm

    • D. 

      Use semi-structured methods

  • 7. 
    Data analysis in qualitative research, as contrasted with quantitative research, is generally
    • A. 

      Theatrical rather than applied.

    • B. 

      Applied rather than theatrical.

    • C. 

      Deductive rather than inductive.

    • D. 

      Inductive rather than deductive.

  • 8. 
    "Process", in qualitative research, is seen as
    • A. 

      Too hard to study.

    • B. 

      An unfortunate complication.

    • C. 

      Of major importance.

    • D. 

      Impossible to clarify.

  • 9. 
    In qualitative research, differences among types of purposive sample have to do with
    • A. 

      Representativeness.

    • B. 

      Timing during the study.

    • C. 

      Individual variability.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a philosophical assumption of qualitative researchers?
    • A. 

      Facts and values are distinct from one another.

    • B. 

      The proper design of research investigations will lead to accurate conclusions about the nature of the world.

    • C. 

      Values are an integral part of the research process.

    • D. 

      Facts stand independent of the knower and can be known in an undistorted way.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a philosophical assumption of quantitative researchers?
    • A. 

      The initial ambiguity that occurs in a study is desirable.

    • B. 

      The purpose of qualitative research is to explain and be able to predict relationships. The ultimate goal is the development of laws that make prediction possible.

    • C. 

      Research investigations produce alternative visions of what the world is like.

    • D. 

      It is impossible for the researcher to stand apart from the individuals he or she is studying.

  • 12. 
    In which approach to qualitative research do the researchers intend to generate a theory that is based on data systematically gathered and analyzed?
    • A. 

      Phenomenology

    • B. 

      Biography

    • C. 

      Grounded theory

    • D. 

      Case study

  • 13. 
    Researchers study just one individual, classroom, school, or program in which approach to qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Case study

    • B. 

      Ethnography

    • C. 

      Biography

    • D. 

      Phenomenology

  • 14. 
    Conclusions from qualitative research are
    • A. 

      Less certain than from quantitative research.

    • B. 

      Of little practical use.

    • C. 

      Seldom defensible.

    • D. 

      Of descriptive value only.

  • 15. 
    Researchers who study various reactions to or perceptions of a particular phenomenon take which approach to qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Grounded

    • B. 

      Biography

    • C. 

      Phenomenology

    • D. 

      Case study

  • 16. 
    Which is NOT a criticism of quantitative research made by qualitative researchers?
    • A. 

      Is not creative.

    • B. 

      Oversimplifies.

    • C. 

      Treats people as objects.

    • D. 

      Can't see the forest for the trees.

  • 17. 
    Suppose that a researcher studies one gifted student in order to better understand how this student's school day differs from that of more typical students. This type of study is certainly a(n)
    • A. 

      Simulation.

    • B. 

      Case study.

    • C. 

      Ethnographic study.

    • D. 

      Naturalistic study.

  • 18. 
    An important criticism of positivism relates to
    • A. 

      Validity of data.

    • B. 

      Ethics.

    • C. 

      Spirituality.

    • D. 

      The meaning of reality.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following illustrates best the data collection in a qualitative study thaty focuses on computer-based technology usage?
    • A. 

      Gerald randomly selects 150 participants to answer a questionnaire on technology.

    • B. 

      Pauline uses test scores on a teacher-made test to assess computer-based technology skills.

    • C. 

      Arnold interviews children and parents about their used of technology for instuction in the home.

    • D. 

      Helga gives teachers an attitude survey on which they report willingess to use computer technologies in their classrooms.

  • 20. 
    In grounded theory research, the literature review is conducted
    • A. 

      After some data collection, as needed.

    • B. 

      Primarily to determine whom to sample.

    • C. 

      Prior to generating a hypothesis.

    • D. 

      Prior to generating a research topic.

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