Ssci Ch13 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Professor Wang wonders whether all grandparents act alike or whether there are different roles associated with grandparenting. According to Lofland et. al., Wang should focus on _________ in order to determine whether there are different types of grandparenting roles. 
    • A. 

      Frequencies

    • B. 

      Causes

    • C. 

      Processes

    • D. 

      Structures

    • E. 

      Case-oriented analysis

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is TRUE of variable-oriented analysis? 
    • A. 

      It is similar to the idiographic model of explanation

    • B. 

      It assumes that the researcher can predict every individual’s behavior

    • C. 

      It assumes that the researcher can explain one person’s motivations in full

    • D. 

      It provides a partial overall explanation using a relatively few number of variables

    • E. 

      All of these choices are true

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a fundamental assumption of conversation analysis? 
    • A. 

      Conversation is a socially structured activity

    • B. 

      Conversations include established rules of behavior

    • C. 

      Conversation must be understood contextually

    • D. 

      It is important to understand that the same utterance should have the same meaning in a different context for communication to take place

    • E. 

      All of these choices are fundamental assumptions of conversation analysis

  • 4. 
    The best advice for writing memos is that            
    • A. 

      You should write memos throughout the data collection process

    • B. 

      You should write memos throughout the data analysis process

    • C. 

      You should remember that writing memos is a linear process

    • D. 

      You should write memos throughout the data collection and data analysis process

    • E. 

      You should remember that writing memos is a linear process and that memos should be written beginning with data collection and ending with data analysis

  • 5. 
    Professor Cay notes that respondent Mary Ginger is a 54 year old grandmother who has two grandchildren living in her household. Neither of the grandchildren’s parents live with them although Mary is the maternal grandmother. Cay also learns that Ginger had to quit her job in order to stay home with the young grandchildren because Ginger feared leaving the two youngsters with a baby-sitter or in child care. Two of Ginger’s friends were dealing with similar situations and a third friend was considering whether to obtain custody of her grandchild. Thus, Cay learned that Ginger wasn’t feeling “alone” in caring for her grandchildren. Using this information alone, it sounds like Professor Cay is doing 
    • A. 

      A case-oriented nomothetic analysis

    • B. 

      A case-oriented idiographic analysis

    • C. 

      A variable-oriented nomothetic analysis

    • D. 

      A variable-oriented idiographic analysis

    • E. 

      A cross-case analysis

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is (are) TRUE?   
    • A. 

      Concept mapping is appropriate for qualitative analysis only

    • B. 

      Concept mapping can be used for either quantitative or qualitative analysis

    • C. 

      Concept mapping is appropriate for quantitative analysis only

    • D. 

      Computers cannot be used for qualitative research

    • E. 

      Memos should only be used in qualitative research

  • 7. 
    Computer software packages designed to analyze qualitative data includes all but which of the following
    • A. 

      Qualrus

    • B. 

      Nvivo

    • C. 

      SPSS

    • D. 

      Ethnograph

    • E. 

      MAXqda

  • 8. 
    The grounded theory method begins with
    • A. 

      Hypotheses

    • B. 

      Patterns

    • C. 

      Observation

    • D. 

      Theory

    • E. 

      Hypotheses or patterns or observations or theory; it does not matter

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT a sign system used in semiotics? 
    • A. 

      Language

    • B. 

      Music

    • C. 

      Mathematics

    • D. 

      Etiquette

    • E. 

      All of these choices are sign systems

  • 10. 
    Code notes are used to:
    • A. 

      Cover reflections about the dimensions of concepts

    • B. 

      Cover relationships among concepts

    • C. 

      Identify the code labels and their meanings

    • D. 

      Discuss the deeper meanings of concepts

    • E. 

      All of these choice are true about code notes

  • 11. 
    In reading Court decisions, Professor Wofford notices that the decisions typically discuss the “rational male.” Wofford begins to write notes in which she ruminates about the notion of the rational male as well as why the concept of the rational female is not mentioned. Wofford’s memos are 
    • A. 

      Code notes

    • B. 

      Operational notes

    • C. 

      Theoretical notes

    • D. 

      Integrating memos

    • E. 

      All of these choices are true

  • 12. 
    Michael is studying the pattern of volunteers at a local battered women’s shelter. Specifically, he was following how college-age students first volunteer, then take on an internship, and then finally seek employment at the agency. What is Michael studying? 
    • A. 

      Frequencies

    • B. 

      Causes

    • C. 

      Processes

    • D. 

      Structures

    • E. 

      Magnitudes

  • 13. 
    Qualitative researchers DO NOT use the computer to 
    • A. 

      Record and store data

    • B. 

      “find” or “search” text for passages containing key words

    • C. 

      Typing code words alongside passages in your notes so that they can later search for those keywords

    • D. 

      Analyze data

    • E. 

      Qualitative researchers use the computer to do all these choices

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements is (are) FALSE regarding semiotic analysis? 
    • A. 

      There is no meaning inherent in any sign

    • B. 

      Language is the only sign system of interest to those doing semiotic analysis

    • C. 

      Meanings reside in minds

    • D. 

      Semiotics is concerned with our agreements about meanings

    • E. 

      All of these choices are true regarding semiotic analysis

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements is most appropriate when discussing the grounded theory method? 
    • A. 

      It is similar to case-oriented analysis

    • B. 

      It is similar to variable-oriented analysis

    • C. 

      It is similar to cross-case analysis

    • D. 

      It is a deductive technique

    • E. 

      It requires significant preparation before beginning observations

  • 16. 
    Mikhael is examining the symbolic elements of a standard police encounter, such as the behaviors and clues an officer encounters that could signify danger. What sort of qualitative research is he performing? 
    • A. 

      Semiotic analysis

    • B. 

      Memoing

    • C. 

      Coding

    • D. 

      Concept mapping

    • E. 

      Grounded theory

  • 17. 
    Axial coding aims at 
    • A. 

      The initial classification and labeling of concepts

    • B. 

      Identifying the central code in the study to which all others are linked

    • C. 

      Identifying the core concepts in the study

    • D. 

      Comparing incident applicable to each category

    • E. 

      Delimiting theory

  • 18. 
    When a researcher begins with a specific case or participant, and then applies those findings to subsequent participants in order to develop a theory, they are: 
    • A. 

      Using deductive reasoning and nomothetic reasoning

    • B. 

      Applying semiotics

    • C. 

      Using grounded theory and nomothetic reasoning

    • D. 

      Using a cross-case method approach and grounded theory

    • E. 

      Using deductive reasoning and semiotics

  • 19. 
    Professor Dahl was using Nvivo for an analysis of relationships. Dahl created a node called “friendship” and then created a node called “same-sex” and another node called “opposite-sex” under “friendship.” Dahl was creating 
    • A. 

      Nodes

    • B. 

      Axial codes

    • C. 

      Memoing

    • D. 

      Concept mapping

    • E. 

      Semiotic analysis

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the four stages of the constant comparative
    • A. 

      Comparing incidents applicable to each category

    • B. 

      Integrating categories and their properties

    • C. 

      Delimiting the theory

    • D. 

      Writing theory

    • E. 

      All of these choices are stages in the constant comparative method

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