Research Questions

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  • 1. 
    Why would a scientist want to conduct research based on what someone else has already done?
    • A. 

      Often, the results of a prior study creates more questions than it answers.

    • B. 

      Journals like to publish replicated studies.

    • C. 

      Often, the technology has changed so quickly that older studies are no longer valid.

    • D. 

      Too many published articles used qualitative research methods when experiments were really required.

  • 2. 
    Where do good research topics originate?
    • A. 

      A. Daily life

    • B. 

      B. Prior research

    • C. 

      C. Needs

    • D. 

      A. B, and C

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT a good question for potential research?
    • A. 

      Which over-the-counter antihistamine best treats food allergies?

    • B. 

      Which increases drowsiness faster, alcohol or cannabis?

    • C. 

      Which kind of activity burns more calories, running with shoes or running without shoes?

    • D. 

      Which type of literature is more valuable to society, prose or poetry?

  • 4. 
    Once you have determined a research topic, what is the next step in the scientific process?
    • A. 

      Conduct a literature review

    • B. 

      Write a scientific hypothesis

    • C. 

      Write a research question

    • D. 

      Take a nap

  • 5. 
    Why is writing an annotated bibliography (i.e., literature review) important?
    • A. 

      Helps determine what methods to use in a research proposal

    • B. 

      Helps create a well written hypothesis statement

    • C. 

      Helps identify the current research about a research topic

    • D. 

      Helps determine who or what will be tested

  • 6. 
    What is the most important reason to be cautious when using the internet to conduct research?
    • A. 

      The quality of the information that is provided through email and blogs

    • B. 

      The accuracy of the information

    • C. 

      The large amount of information available

    • D. 

      The concern about hackers

  • 7. 
    Which question below is an example of a good quantitative research proposal idea?
    • A. 

      Why do women like chocolate?

    • B. 

      Should elementary students be required to wear uniforms?

    • C. 

      Does the amount of hearing repeated words increase a toddler's vocabulary?

    • D. 

      Are you falling asleep while taking this quiz?

  • 8. 
    What is true about a qualitative research question?
    • A. 

      A. Is about a process that needs to be explored

    • B. 

      B. Is followed by a research hypothesis

    • C. 

      C. Is usually open-ended

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 9. 
    What kind of site provides the most trustworthy information?
    • A. 

      ,gov

    • B. 

      .com

    • C. 

      .net

    • D. 

      .org

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT applicable for stating a good quantitative research question?
    • A. 

      Suggests a relationship between variables

    • B. 

      Useful for an empirical study

    • C. 

      Provides an understanding of potential opportunities

    • D. 

      Identifies what is to be studied and observed

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