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Mid Term old past Paper STA630 Research Method

MIDTERM EXAMINATION

Spring 2010

STA630- Research Methods (Session - 4) Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Research can help in the following ways for developing methodologies, EXCEPT;

Tools of data collection

 New technique for gathering data

Defining a problem

Data analysis

Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the folowing is the basis of the Scientific Method?

To test hypothesis in conditions that is conducive to its success.

 To formulate a research problem and disprove the hypothesis.

To formulate a research problem, test the hypothesis in carefully controlled conditions that challenge the hypothesis.

To test hypothesis and if they are disproved, they should be abandoned completely.

Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Research method is applicable in all of the following fields, Except.

Health care

Business

Government offices



Religion

Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following BEST describes quantitative research?

 The collection of non numerical data

An attempt to confirm the researchs hypotheses

Research that is exploratory

Research that attempts to generate a new theory

Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is the definition of an independent variable?

A variable that is manipulated or controlled by the experimenter.

A response variable.

The behavioural measure made by the experimenter.

A dependent variable that is controlled by the experimenter.

Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Why do you need to review the existing literature?

To give your dissertation a proper academic appearance, with lots of references.

 Because without it, you could never reach the required word-count.

To find out what is already known about your area of interest.

To help in your general study.

Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

A literature review should be characterized by all of the following, EXCEPT;

Summarize and report each article.

Use important topics as the organizing structure of the review.
Analyze all articles for similarities and differences related to major topics.

Discuss implications relative to the research problem.

Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following functions is performed by theoretical framework?

Elaborates the relationship among the variables.

Explains the logic underlying these relationships.

 Describes the nature, and direction of the relationships.

All of the given options.

Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

When there is a need of generating new ideas for hypotheses or to interpret the results of some research, which one is the best research deign?

Experiment

 Surveys

 Focus group discussion

Communication analysis

Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

What should the business researcher be aware of when signing a confidentiality agreement?

 Any clause which limits the length of a questionnaire.

Any clause which allows the company to comment on findings that will be published.

Any clause which increases the level of access for the researcher.

Any clause which guarantees the anonymity of research participants.

Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is an example of deception in business research?


The obtaining of company material without permission.

 The researcher wearing a disguise during an observation.

The researcher representing their research as being about a different topic.

The researcher failing to ask permission to interview someone.


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Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

All of the following are part of the ethics code for animal research, except;

The researcher must be an expert about the species being studied.

Procedures using reinforcement are preferred over those using punishment.

 Animal studies that are purely educational in purpose cannot be done.

If the animal must be killed at the end of the study, a painless procedure must be used.

Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is not an example of deception?

 A part of the truth is not communicated to the respondent.

To observe code of ethics.

To leak out information regarding any confidential matter.

To create bias between respondents before the survey.

Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following BEST describes an assessment that examines students' ability to conduct a chemistry experiment in the lab?

Aptitude

 Interest inventory

Performance assessment

Standardized test

Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is a legitimate purpose of a research plan?

It forces you to think through every aspect of a study.

 It provides detailed procedures to guide the conduct of the study.

It provides clear roadmap of the study.

Writing a plan facilitates the evaluation of it.

Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following surveys are more impersonal than face-to-face interviews?

Mail

Recorded Interview

 Focus group

Telephonic

Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

All of the following are the characteristics of scientific methods of research,
EXCEPT;

Cumulative

 Deterministic

Unethical

Rationalism

Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is NOT the feature of theoretical framework?

 Make an inventory of variables

Statistical analysis

Specify the direction of relationship



Make an inventory of propositions

Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following study requires the collection of data at one point in time from a large number of respondents?

 Case study

Cross-sectional study


All of the given options


Longitudinal study

Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is NOT the goal of the explanatory research?


 Testing theory

 Establishing the relationship between different phenomenon

Generating new ideas about the topic

Replicating a theory to a new area

Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Basic research can also be called as

 Practical research

Fundamental Research

Action research

Assessment research

Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Descriptive hypothesis is also called:

Directional Hypothesis







Univariate Hypothesis

Non directional Hypothesis

All of the given options

Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Logical argument of the researcher can be based on:

Personal experience

Literature review

Arm chair thinking

All of the given options

Question No: 24 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Rationalism is the application of which of the following?

 Research solution

Logic and arguments

Intuition

Previous findings

Question No: 25 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one

Which of the following is the characteristic/s of Hypotheses in qualitative research studies?

Hypotheses are very specific and stated prior to beginning the study.

 Hypotheses are never used.

Hypotheses are often generated as the data are collected, interpreted, and analyzed.

Hypotheses are deductively tested



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