Research Methods MCQs

Research Methods MCQs

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1: Intensive interviewing seeks in-depth information using _____________ questions.

A.   Indexes based on many closed-ended

B.   Probing, systematically structured

C.   Open-ended, relatively unstructured

D.   Many systematically structured

2: The number of main effects that need to be examined is _____ the number of independent variables.

A.   Main effect

B.   The same as

C.   A difference in differences

D.   Generalizes // interacts

3: A major advantage of case studies is ________.

A.   It is easy to generalize your findings

B.   You have a large sample size

C.   You get a lot of detailed information

D.   You can collect a large amount of data very quickly

4: A ____________________ is a relationship between two variables that allows us to make predictions.

A.   Correlation

B.   Regression

C.   Causation

D.   Covariance

5: An experimental study is one that _____.

A.   Attempts to capture a population's characteristics by making inferences from a sample's characteristics and testing resulting hypotheses

B.   Involves manipulation of one or more variables to determine the effect on another variable

C.   Discovers answers to the questions who, what, when, where, or how much

D.   Attempts to reveal why or how one variable produces changes in another

E.   Provides repeated measures over an extended period of time

6: Foreign-born _____ have highest levels of education in the hispanic population overall.

A.   Venezuelans

B.   Chileans

C.   Ecuadorians

D.   Columbians

E.   Argentineans

7: A scientific poll uses ________ sampling techniques.

A.   Exit poll.

B.   Straw poll.

C.   Random sampling.

D.   Representative sampling.

8: Ideally, everything in the experimental situation except the __________ is held constant.

A.   Inferential statistic

B.   Hypothesis

C.   Independent variable

D.   Placebo

9: A true experiment involves the _____ of the independent variable.

A.   Manipulation

B.   Elimination

C.   Measurement

D.   Correlation