QUIZ_ Research Methods

Question 1 of 10

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A statement of the relationship between two variables is called:

Select one of the following:

  • a concept

  • an inference

  • a hypothesis

  • an operational definition

Question 2 of 10

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If research clearly established that “study time determines the grades that a student earns,” grades are the _____ variable.

Select one of the following:

  • independent

  • dependent

  • control

  • intervening

Question 3 of 10

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The research method where researchers collect data by systematically observing people in their natural surroundings is called _______ research.

Select one of the following:

  • survey

  • content analysis

  • historical analysis

  • participant observation

Question 4 of 10

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Three researchers wish to test the effects of playing soft music during an exam on the test performance of their sociology students. They conduct an experiment in which one test-taking class hears music and another does not. In experimental terms, the class hearing the music is called:

Select one of the following:

  • the placebo

  • the control group

  • the experimental group

  • the dependent variable

Question 5 of 10

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___________ is a way of measuring by examining the cultural artifacts such as newspapers, magazines, TV programs or popular music.

Select one of the following:

  • participant observation

  • content analysis

  • survey

  • controlled experiment

Question 6 of 10

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Which of the following steps comes first in sociological research?

Select one of the following:

  • to develop a research question

  • to decide how to proceed with your investigation via a research design

  • to develop a hypothesis

  • to collect the data

Question 7 of 10

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When sociologists conduct surveys or engage in participant observation they are gathering _____

Select one of the following:

  • primary data

  • secondary data

  • background data

  • experimental data

Question 8 of 10

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Compared to survey research, participant observation creates a greater risk that

Select one of the following:

  • the research is not measuring what it is designed to

  • the researcher may be subjective in their interpretations.

  • the results will not be easily understood by other researchers.

  • the research process is too systematic.

Question 9 of 10

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Controlled experiments are highly focused ways of collecting data and are especially useful for determining _____.

Select one of the following:

  • respondent opinions

  • qualitative information

  • cause and effect

  • subjective understandings

Question 10 of 10

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__________________ allows for interpretation and nuance in what people say and do and thus can provide an in-depth look at a particular social behavior.

Select one of the following:

  • quantitative research

  • qualitative research

  • survey research

  • content analysis

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QUIZ_ Research Methods

E. Donnelly
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Research Methods in Sociology

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