RRM MCQ 3

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Question 1

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Which of the following is true concerning observation?
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  • It takes less time than self-report approaches
  • It costs less money than questionnaire approaches
  • It is often not possible to determine exactly why the people behave as they do
  • All of the above

Question 2

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Qualitative observation is usually done for exploratory purposes; it is also called ___________ observation.
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  • Structured
  • Naturalistic
  • Complete
  • Probative

Question 3

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The type of interview in which the specific topics are decided in advance but the sequence and wording can be modified during the interview is called:
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  • The interview guide approach
  • Unstructured conversational interview
  • A closed quantitative interview
  • The standardised open-ended interview

Question 4

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The researcher has secretly placed him or herself (as a member) in the group that is being studied. This researcher may be which of the following?
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  • A covert observer- participant
  • An observer-as-participant
  • A participant-as-observer
  • None of the above

Question 5

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Which type of interview allows the questions to emerge from the immediate context or course of things?
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  • Interview guide approach
  • Unstructured conversational interview
  • Closed quantitative interview
  • Standardised open-ended interview

Question 6

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When conducting an focus group, asking "Anything else?, What do you mean?, Why do you feel that way?," etc, are all forms of:
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  • Contingency questions
  • Probes
  • Protocols
  • Response categories

Question 7

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What is the problem(s) with this set of response categories to the question “What is your current age?” 1-5, 5-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-40
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  • The categories are not mutually exclusive
  • The categories are not exhaustive
  • Both a and b are problems
  • There is no problem with the above set of response categories

Question 8

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Questionnaires can address events and characteristics taking place when?
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  • Retrospectively
  • Currently
  • Prospectively
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Question 9

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Which of the following are principles of questionnaire construction?
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  • Consider using multiple methods when measuring abstract constructs
  • Use multiple items to measure abstract constructs
  • Avoid double-barreled questions
  • All of the above

Question 10

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Which of the following terms best describes data that were originally collected at an earlier time by a different person for a different purpose?
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  • Primary data
  • Secondary data
  • Experimental data
  • Field notes

Question 11

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Researchers use both open-ended and closed-ended questions to collect data. Which of the following statements is true?
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  • Open-ended questions directly provide quantitative data based on the researcher’s predetermined response categories
  • Closed-ended questions provide quantitative data in the participant’s own words
  • Open-ended questions provide qualitative data in the participant’s own words
  • Closed-ended questions directly provide qualitative data in the participants’ own words

Question 12

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Open-ended questions provide primarily ______ data.
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  • Confirmatory data
  • Qualitative data
  • Predictive data
  • None of the above

Question 13

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Another name for a Likert Scale is a(n):
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  • Interview protocol
  • Event sampling
  • Summated rating scale
  • Ranking

Question 14

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A question during an interview such as “Why do you feel that way?” is known as a:
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  • Probe
  • Filter question
  • Response
  • Pilot

Question 15

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When constructing a questionnaire, there are basic principles to which you should adhere. Which of the following is not one of those principles?
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  • Do not use "leading" or "loaded" questions
  • Avoid double-barreled questions
  • Avoid double negatives
  • Avoid using multiple items to measure a single construct
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