Qualitative Research Methods

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Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative research is a method of inquiry employed in a number of different academic discipline such as social sciences and natural sciences. It is also used in non-academic contexts including market research, business and service demonstrations by non-profits.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a method of quantitative research?
    • A. 

      Grounded Theory Research

    • B. 

      Correlational Research

    • C. 

      Quasi-Experimental Research

    • D. 

      Experimental Research

  • 2. 
    The grounded theory approach was developed by
    • A. 

      Heidegger

    • B. 

      Glaser and Strauss

    • C. 

      Husserl

    • D. 

      Denzin

  • 3. 
    Deductive Reasoning is applied in:
    • A. 

      Qualitative research

    • B. 

      Quantitative research

    • C. 

      Action research

    • D. 

      Applied research

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a qualitative research design where lived experiences of individuals are examined in their "life-world"?
    • A. 

      Ethnography

    • B. 

      Ethology

    • C. 

      Phenomenology

    • D. 

      Grounded theory

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Deductive process

    • B. 

      Control over the context

    • C. 

      Fixed research design

    • D. 

      Inductive process

  • 6. 
    Qualitative research design involves
    • A. 

      Emergent design

    • B. 

      Correlative design

    • C. 

      Experimental design

    • D. 

      Cohort design

  • 7. 
    Phenomenological study involves all the following features, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Bracket out

    • B. 

      Intuition

    • C. 

      Analysis

    • D. 

      Description

    • E. 

      Manipulation

  • 8. 
    Which of the following qualitative methods focuses on description and interpretation of cultural behavior?
    • A. 

      Phenomenology

    • B. 

      Grounded theory

    • C. 

      Ethnography

    • D. 

      Symbolic interactionism

  • 9. 
    The area of inquiry in grounded theory approach is
    • A. 

      Holistic view of culture

    • B. 

      Lived experiences

    • C. 

      Behaviour observed over time in natural context

    • D. 

      Social structural processes with in social setting

  • 10. 
     The research design in which the area inquiry is the manner by which people make sense of social interactions:
    • A. 

      Grounded theory

    • B. 

      Phenomenology

    • C. 

      Symbolic interactionism

    • D. 

      Ethnography

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Denzin (1989)

    • B. 

      Leininger (1985)

    • C. 

      Glaser and Strauss (1967)

    • D. 

      Heidegger

  • 12. 
     In qualitative research, a guiding principle in deciding sample size is:
    • A. 

      Effect size

    • B. 

      Number of variables

    • C. 

      Data saturation

    • D. 

      Sub-group analysis

  • 13. 
    The term refers to the use of multiple referents to draw conclusions about what constitutes the truth:
    • A. 

      Item analysis

    • B. 

      Factor analysis

    • C. 

      Error measurement

    • D. 

      Triangulation

  • 14. 
    Characteristics of qualitative research design are
    • A. 

      Flexible and elastic design

    • B. 

      Use of mixed methodologies

    • C. 

      Ongoing analysis to formulate subsequent strategies

    • D. 

      Researcher becomes the instrument

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The tendency in qualitative research to derive a complex array of data from a variety of sources, using variety of methods is termed as:
    • A. 

      Triangulation

    • B. 

      Bricolage

    • C. 

      Cross-tabulation

    • D. 

      Confirmability

  • 16. 
    The term “action research” was coined by:
    • A. 

      Kurt Lewin

    • B. 

      Glaser & Strauss

    • C. 

      Karl Pearson

    • D. 

      Jacob Cohen

  • 17. 
    The standards of critiquing qualitative research include, except:
    • A. 

      Descriptive vividness

    • B. 

      Methodological Congruence

    • C. 

      Analytical and interpretative preciseness

    • D. 

      Heuristic relevance

    • E. 

      Chance for committing Type-I error

  • 18. 
    A method of analyzing qualitative data that involves an interactive approach to testing research hypothesis:
    • A. 

      Analytic induction

    • B. 

      Axial coding

    • C. 

      'Blind' review

    • D. 

      Inquiry audit

  • 19. 
    The process of identifying and holding in abeyance any preconceived beliefs and opinions one has about the phenomena of understanding is:
    • A. 

      Bricolage

    • B. 

      Content Analysis

    • C. 

      Bracketing

    • D. 

      Bricoleur

  • 20. 
    A design that unfolds in the course of a qualitative study as the researcher makes ongoing design:
    • A. 

      Experimental design

    • B. 

      Quasi-experimental design

    • C. 

      Exploratory design

    • D. 

      Emergent design