Quiz : How Much Do You Know About The Fundamentals Of Research Conducting?

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Conducting research takes lots of time & effort. How much do you know about the fundamentals of research conducting? Why not take this quiz to test your knowledge of research methodology? Please make sure to read the questions very carefully before attempting. All the questions are given in a simple MCQ format, and you are expected to pick the correct option. You are expected to attempt all the compulsory questions; your score depends on them. Your score will be given once you've completed the quiz. Good Luck and have fun!


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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

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

      Literature review.

    • B. 

      Results.

    • C. 

      Limitations.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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?

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

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