Research Pursuit

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Research Pursuit

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of research methodology!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The independent variable in a research study is:
    • A. 

      The variable that is measured.

    • B. 

      A confounding variable.

    • C. 

      The variable that is manipulated.

  • 2. 
    If a researcher is studying the effect of using laptops in her classroom to ascertain their merit and worth, she is likely going to employ which type of research methodology?
    • A. 

      Applied

    • B. 

      Experimental

    • C. 

      Survey

  • 3. 
    An operational definition is:
    • A. 

      One that bears no relation to the underlying concepts.

    • B. 

      An abstract, theoretical definition of a concept.

    • C. 

      A definition of a concept in terms of specific, empirical measures.

  • 4. 
    A researcher developed a measure of shyness and is now conducting a study asking whether this measure does in fact assess a person's true state of shyness. This is a question of:
    • A. 

      Reliability.

    • B. 

      Construct validity.

    • C. 

      Content validity.

  • 5. 
    After a researcher has stated the specific problem to be studied in an experiment, he must then develop a(n):
    • A. 

      Theory.

    • B. 

      Conclusion.

    • C. 

      Hypothesis.

  • 6. 
    Increasing the size of the sample is likely to:
    • A. 

      Decrease sampling error, but increase non-sampling error.

    • B. 

      Increase sampling error, but decrease non-sampling error.

    • C. 

      Decrease both sampling error and non-sampling error.

  • 7. 
    In the statement "an examination of the effects of discretionary behavior on employee performance," employee performance is the:
    • A. 

      Dependent variable.

    • B. 

      Independent variable.

    • C. 

      Causal variable.

  • 8. 
    The most critical section of a research article to read is the:
    • A. 

      Literature review.

    • B. 

      Results.

    • C. 

      Limitations.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a legitimate research question as stated?
    • A. 

      What is the relationship between the number of books children read as 3-year-olds and their reading achievement scores in kindergarten?

    • B. 

      Should competitive games be banned from elementary schools?

    • C. 

      What does it mean to be a child with a disability included in Ms. Amory's pre-kindergarten class?

  • 10. 
    A one tailed hypothesis predicts:
    • A. 

      The frequency of the effect.

    • B. 

      The direction of the effect.

    • C. 

      That there will be no difference.

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