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Research Methodology Assessment

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1) ______ is required to manipulate one or more independent variables to measure its effect on

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2) Which of the following statements about the research process is not true?   

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3) Which type of research design involves observing and describing a phenomenon without manipulating any variables?

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4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a well-defined research problem?

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5) Large, representative samples are often used in _________.

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6) Which of the following refers to a gap in knowledge or a real-world issue that a researcher seeks to investigate?

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7) Applied research is directed towards    

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8)  _____ is a problem that requires taking a decision on what information is needed and how it can be obtained in the most feasible way  

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9) For any study you should question the validity and reliability of:

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10) The process not needed in experimental research is:

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11) Which of the following research types aims to explain why a particular
Does a phenomenon or situation occur?

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12) What is the name of the conceptual framework in which the research is carried out?

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13) All of the following are recognized as disadvantages of using telephone interviewing to collect research data EXCEPT:

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14) Newton gave three basic laws of motion. This research is categorized as:

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15) You are guilty of plagiarism if you:

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16)  _____ means that the researcher alters the level of the experimental variable in specific increments.

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17) Which of the following research types is concerned with collecting and analyzing data through observation or experimentation?

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18) The primary objective of _____ is to provide insights and an understanding of the problem confronting the researcher  

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19) Which of the following is a stage of the data preparation process?

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20) A study is based on 30 people (across three focus groups). What type of study is this?

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21) Sampling techniques that use chance selection procedures are called:

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22) Which type of research allows decision makers to make causal inferences?

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23) A typical problem definition process involves all the following steps except:   

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24) The _____ measures the spread of the data.

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25) What is self-plagiarism?

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26) Which of the following is a stage of the data preparation process?

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27) To get more insight into problem definition and objectives, one requires

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28)  __________ is the collection of elements or objects that possess the information sought by the researcher and about which inferences are to be made.

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29) Similar questions asked at different points in the questionnaire increase its

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30)  ..........is a framework or blueprint for conducting the research project.

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31)  __________________is intended to expand the body of knowledge in a field or to provide knowledge for the use of others.

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32) In which of the following interviewer bias is very high and thus a problem? 

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33) Expert opinion survey is a technique used in   

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34) In comparison to primary data, secondary data can be collected    

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35) As a practice in most management research studies _____ research is preceded by appropriate _____ research.  

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36) Research involves all of the following except   

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37) What type of research is being conducted to answer the question: "What is the average age of our employees?

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38) Which type of research allows decision makers to make causal inferences?

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39)  _____________is carried on for the solving of a particular problem or for guiding a specific decision and usually its results are private.

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40)  _________ is research conducted to define the problem and identify possible courses of action.

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