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In this quiz, we will try to assess your knowledge pertinent to the different quantitative research designs. You will be presented with a research title for each number, carefully think about the nature of the research, and then decide on the most suitable research design.
Challenge yourself with thought-provoking questions exploring the nuances of quantitative analysis, from understanding different variables to selecting appropriate statistical tests for data analysis.
By taking our Quantitative Research Quiz, you'll assess your current understanding of quantitative research and gain valuable insights to enhance your research proficiency. So, put your analytical skills to the Read moretest and embark on a journey to become a quantitative research expert!


Quantitative Research Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Savannah plans to conduct a study that involves cosmetics. She wanted to know the preference of cosmetic use among adolescents, young adult, middle adult and the late adult women. The research design of her study would be:

    • A.

      Descriptive

    • B.

      Correlational

    • C.

      Qualitative

    • D.

      Cohort

    Correct Answer
    A. Descriptive
    Explanation
    This is definitely descriptive by design since Savannah would most likely be conducting a survey where results upon which would require statistics such as frequency and percentages. This type of research design would want to gain more information pertinent to the phenomenon understudy. The information is presented via quantitative means

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  • 2. 

    Freya wanted to know the relationship between the level of anxiety experienced during examinations and the exam performance among the level 2 student nurses of Colegio San Agustin Bacolod. The type of research design utilized is:

    • A.

      Experimental

    • B.

      Quasi-Experimental

    • C.

      Correlational

    • D.

      Causal-Comparative

    Correct Answer
    C. Correlational
    Explanation
    When trying to realize whether a relationship or association exists between two or more variables expressed quantitatively, the research design most suited is correlational. In the example there are two variables that are expressed quantitatively, specifically, level of anxiety and performance in examination.

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  • 3. 

    Alfred randomly grouped the participants into two and tested the effects of his new product towards their endurance. His study uses this type of research design:

    • A.

      Correlational

    • B.

      Survey

    • C.

      Experimental

    • D.

      Causal-comparative

    Correct Answer
    C. Experimental
    Explanation
    Researches which aim to realize a cause and effect relationship and are prospective in nature would usually be experimental by design. Moreover, an experimental research design can be deemed as true experimental if it possess elements such as randomization, control group, manipulated group and validity. If not, it is known to be quasi - experimental.

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  • 4. 

    In an event that the researcher wanted to know more about the cause and effect relationship however the cause already exists and cannot be manipulated, the type of research design appropriate for this is:

    • A.

      Experimental

    • B.

      Clinical Study

    • C.

      Correlational

    • D.

      Casual-comparative

    Correct Answer
    D. Casual-comparative
    Explanation
    Researches dedicated in knowing the cause and effect relationship between variables, however, deals with variables measured / have occurred in the past bears a causal - comparative design. Simply said, a causal - comparative design is retrospective.

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  • 5. 

    This is another type of quantitative research design wherein the researcher wanted to know about the cause and effect relationship between variables, where the cause is being manipulated and respondents are chosen by choice not by chance.

    • A.

      Descriptive

    • B.

      Quasi-experimental

    • C.

      Correlational

    • D.

      True Experimental

    Correct Answer
    B. Quasi-experimental
    Explanation
    As explained in one of the rationale for a question earlier, researches which aim to realize a cause and effect relationship, prospective by nature but lacks one of the four elements required for a true experimental design are categorized as quasi - experimental.

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  • 6. 

    Tiara wanted to conduct a research that will delve into knowing the effects of post traumatic stress disorder towards the academic performance of teenagers during the first grading of academic year 2012-2013. The type of research design most suited towards her study would be:

    • A.

      Causal-comparative

    • B.

      Experimental

    • C.

      Quasi-experimental

    • D.

      Correlational

    Correct Answer
    A. Causal-comparative
    Explanation
    Retrospective researches, trying to see the cause and effect relationship between two or more variables, usually have a causal - comparative research design. Moreover, it can also be noted that variables in this research design can not be manipulated.

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  • 7. 

    Vincent conducts a study that will further get to know the frequency of scrub cases between the north and south affiliated hospitals of their school. What’s the type of research design to be used in his study?

    • A.

      Descriptive

    • B.

      Correlational

    • C.

      Causal-Comparative

    • D.

      Experimental

    Correct Answer
    A. Descriptive
    Explanation
    Based on the description provided, the type of research design to be used in Vincent's study would likely be descriptive. Descriptive research aims to describe the characteristics of a phenomenon or population, without manipulating variables or establishing causality. In Vincent's study, he intends to understand the frequency of scrub cases between the north and south affiliated hospitals, which aligns with the goals of descriptive research.

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  • 8. 

    Members of the health team introduce a new admission system and wishes to study the efficiency of its implementation as compared to the previous admission system which is still being practiced in other departments. In this study, it is not feasible to conduct randomization. What type of research design is used?

    • A.

      Experimental

    • B.

      Causal-comparative

    • C.

      Quasi-experimental

    • D.

      Correlational

    Correct Answer
    C. Quasi-experimental
    Explanation
    In this scenario, where randomization is not feasible, the appropriate research design would be quasi-experimental. Quasi-experimental designs involve comparing groups that are not randomly assigned. Since the implementation of the new admission system cannot be randomly assigned, a quasi-experimental design allows for the comparison of outcomes between the group using the new system and the group using the previous system still in practice.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following researches would be considered as prospective?

    • A.

      The effects of preschool attendance towards the maturity of the first grade students

    • B.

      The effects of being a working mother towards the child’s absenteeism

    • C.

      The effect of stress towards the co-curricular activities participation of 3rd year students

    • D.

      The effects of memory enhancers towards the academic performance of students

    Correct Answer
    D. The effects of memory enhancers towards the academic performance of students
    Explanation
    A prospective research study involves observing subjects over time to assess outcomes that occur in the future. Among the options provided, the research that would be considered prospective is:
    "The effects of preschool attendance towards the maturity of the first-grade students."
    This study would involve observing students who attend preschool and tracking their development and maturity as they progress into the first grade.

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  • 10. 

    A quantitative research paper is entitled as “Nursing Model of Care Utilized by Selected Hospitals and its Association with the Performance of Nurses in their Area of Assignment”. What is the research design of this study?

    • A.

      Survey

    • B.

      Correlational

    • C.

      Causal – Comparative

    • D.

      Experimental

    Correct Answer
    B. Correlational
    Explanation
    Based on the title provided, the research design of the study described in the quantitative research paper is likely correlational. This is because the title suggests that the study aims to explore the association or relationship between the nursing model of care utilized by selected hospitals and the performance of nurses in their area of assignment. Correlational research designs are used to investigate the relationships between variables without manipulating them, which aligns with the objectives outlined in the title.

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