Research Methods Quiz#2, MCQs

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  1. 1)

    All of the following are unethical issues, EXCEPT;

    • A) Invoicing irregularities
    • B) Avoiding legal liability
    • C) Misrepresenting results
    • D) Seeking permission for entry

  2. 2)

    The bivariate tables derived from trivariate table are called;

    • A) Sub table
    • B) Bivariates
    • C) Partials
    • D) Correlational tables

  3. 3)

    Which of the following is linked with an abstract model of underlying relations or causal mechanism?

    • A) Historical comparative research
    • B) Social research
    • C) Action research
    • D) Experimental research

  4. 4)

    An important issue in index construction is to------------items.

    • A) Reconstruct
    • B) Codify
    • C) Measure
    • D) Weight

  5. 5)

    Which of the following major problem exist with non respondents in survey research?

    • A) They tend to be alike in many ways.
    • B) Data cannot be analyzed for only part of a sample.
    • C) They cannot be found to determine if they are similar to respondents.
    • D) They may have different opinions than respondents.

  6. 6)

    Which one of the following methods offers the lowest degree of geographic flexibility?

    • A) Mail survey
    • B) Telephone interview
    • C) Door-to-door personal interview
    • D) Internet survey

  7. 7)

    A stratified sample in which the number of sampling units drawn from each stratum is in proportion to the population size of that stratum is called a:

    • A) Balanced stratified sample
    • B) Proportional stratified sample
    • C) Cluster sampling
    • D) Convenience sample

  8. 8)

    Assigning males the value of zero and females the value of one in a database to record the gender of the respondents is an example of:

    • A) Coding
    • B) Editing
    • C) Verification
    • D) Test tabulation

  9. 9)

    A researcher interested in a data matrix that displays the frequency of some combination of possible responses to multiple variables should construct a:

    • A) Contingency table
    • B) Regression equation
    • C) Marginal table
    • D) None of the given options

  10. 10)

    When initial subjects are selected randomly and additional subjects are obtained fromrecommendations of names from the initial subjects, this sampling technique is called:

    • A) Judgment sample
    • B) Snowball
    • C) Convenience sample
    • D) Cluster sample