Quantitative/Qualitative Research Password Version

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Quantitative Research Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz focuses on the basic attributes of qualitative and quantitative research, as well as some principles of research in general. The information that you'll need to complete the quiz can be found on an online reference:"The Research Methods Knowledge Base" -- http://www. Socialresearchmethods. Net/kb/index. PhpIn this version of the quiz, you'll see which answers you got correct and incorrect so you can change your responses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most basic distinction between types of data is that some data are quantitative while other data are qualitative. Quantitative data general consists of:
    • A. 

      Numbers

    • B. 

      Equations

    • C. 

      Open-ended responses

    • D. 

      Survey and questionnaire data

    • E. 

      Any data can be considered quantitative.

  • 2. 
    Qualitative data generally can include:
    • A. 

      Only written material that respondents provide in response to open-ended items.

    • B. 

      Any sort of data that can be summarized with numbers.

    • C. 

      Text, pictures, videos, sound recordings.

    • D. 

      Survey and questionnaire data.

    • E. 

      Equations.

  • 3. 
    The most fundamental difference between qualitative data and quantitative data is that:
    • A. 

      The type of judgment that is used to make meaning of the data, and how the data are manipulated.

    • B. 

      The research questions that can be addressed using each of the types of data.

    • C. 

      The topics about which the data are being collected.

    • D. 

      The respondents providing the data.

    • E. 

      There really is no difference.

  • 4. 
    Considering the way researchers handle data, it is helpful to remember that:
    • A. 

      It is not possible to convert qualitative data into quantitative data.

    • B. 

      If qualitative data are converted into quantitative data, validity always suffers.

    • C. 

      Researchers often will often use quantitative data so that they avoid any subjective or qualitative judgments.

    • D. 

      A researcher who converts qualitative data into quantitative data is ensuring that the validity of the research will be improved.

    • E. 

      Although some data are collected quantitatively, there are many qualitative judgments that go into how those responses are collected.

  • 5. 
    The "Levels of Measurement" are typically placed in a sequence in which higher levels contain the attributes of the lower levels, but add some attribute. At the lowest level it is not even meaningful to average the numbers, while at the highest level it is possible to use inferential statistics. The sequence of "levels of measurement" from lowest to highest is:
    • A. 

      (lowest) nominal-->ordinal-->interval-->ratio (highest)

    • B. 

      (lowest) interval-->nominal-->ordinal-->ratio (highest)

    • C. 

      (lowest) ratio-->interval-->ordinal-->nominal (highest)

    • D. 

      (lowest) interval-->ordinal-->nominal-->ratio (highest)

    • E. 

      (lowest) nominal-->ratio-->interval-->nominal (highest)

  • 6. 
    In research, data are generally being collected that are meant to describe, measure or otherwise characterize a construct. A construct is most correctly described as:
    • A. 

      The process by which the data will be analyzed.

    • B. 

      How correct the data are relative to what they are supposed to describe.

    • C. 

      Whether the right kind of data are collected for the research question to be answered.

    • D. 

      The theoretical idea or concept that is being described or analyzed in the process of research.

    • E. 

      The term "construct" has no set meaning in research.

  • 7. 
    In research the term validity refers to:
    • A. 

      How meaningful it is to generalize based on the research.

    • B. 

      How well the researcher did what was planned.

    • C. 

      The accuracy of the measures used.

    • D. 

      The same as "reliability".

    • E. 

      How well the researcher explains what she/he means by the key terms used in the research.

  • 8. 
    When numbers are used in a study as labels--in place of names--the numbers are said to be at a level of measurement called ______ data.
  • 9. 
    When the numbers that are collected as data in research have a true "0" point, such the numbers can be correctly manipulated mathematically, the data are said to be at a level of measurement called _____ data.
  • 10. 
    The approximate truth of propositions, inferences, or conclusions in research is referred to as _______ .