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    Question # 1 of 15 ( Start time: 01:09:24 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    If a researcher was studying the use of various instructional approaches to the "multiple intelligences" of his students, he is likely to be conducting which type of research?
    Select correct option:
    Basic
    Applied
    Evaluation
    Grounded theory

    Question # 2 of 15 ( Start time: 01:10:00 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    If a measure is consistent over multiple occasions, it has:
    Select correct option:

    Inter-rater reliability
    Construct validity
    Internal validity
    Test-retest reliability

    Question # 3 of 15 ( Start time: 01:11:32 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    Why do you need to review the existing literature?
    Select correct option:

    To give your dissertation a proper academic appearance, with lots of references
    Because without it, you could never reach the required word-count
    To find out what is already known about your area of interest
    To help in your general studying

    Question # 4 of 15 ( Start time: 01:12:12 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    All of the following are true about theories, except;
    Select correct option:

    They organize and summarize existing knowledge about a topic.
    They are tentative until the facts prove them true.
    They provide possible explanations for the phenomenon under study
    They lead to testable hypotheses through the process of deduction.

    Question # 5 of 15 ( Start time: 01:13:02 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    Quantitative social researchers rarely claim to have established causality because:
    Select correct option:

    They are more concerned with publishing the results of their reliability tests.
    They do not believe that this is an appropriate goal to be striving for.
    They keep forgetting which of the variables they have manipulated.
    They tend to use cross-sectional designs, which produce only correlations.

    Question # 6 of 15 ( Start time: 01:14:12 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    “Skepticism” is a norm of science. It is better explained by which of the following statement?
    Select correct option:

    Combining the previous knowledge
    Critical reading of the previous researches
    Providing the proper references of qouted text
    Locating research reports in libraries

    Question # 7 of 15 ( Start time: 01:15:12 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    Which of the following provides a solid basis foundation for the theoretical framework?
    Select correct option:

    Survey
    Literature Review
    Experiment
    Referencing

    Question # 8 of 15 ( Start time: 01:15:54 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    ------------------surveys are more impersonal than face-to-face interviews.
    Select correct option:

    Mail
    Recorded Interview
    Focus *****
    Telephone

    Question # 9 of 15 ( Start time: 01:17:01 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    Which of the following is not a feature of theoretical framework?
    Select correct option:

    Making an inventory of variables
    Specify the direction of relationship
    Presenting findings
    Making an inventory of propositions

    Question # 10 of 15 ( Start time: 01:17:40 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    In _________ definition, a concept is explained in terms of other concepts.
    Select correct option:

    Operational definition
    Working definition
    Theoretical definition
    None of the given options

    Question # 11 of 15 ( Start time: 01:18:29 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    To explain, predict, and/or control phenomena are the goal of----------------------
    Select correct option:

    Tradition
    Inductive logic
    Deductive logic
    The scientific method

    Question # 12 of 15 ( Start time: 01:19:08 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a good research topic?
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    It is ethical.
    It can be investigated through the collection and analysis of data.
    It focuses on a philosophical or ethical issue.
    It is theoretically or practically significant.

    Question # 13 of 15 ( Start time: 01:19:47 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    Which of the following is a concept?
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    Leadership.
    Total Quality Management.
    Human Resource Management.
    All of the given options

    Question # 14 of 15 ( Start time: 01:20:14 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    The most critical areas of an article to read is;
    Select correct option:

    Results section
    Introduction
    Abstract
    Limitations

    Question # 15 of 15 ( Start time: 01:20:58 AM ) Total Marks: 1
    Quantitative researcher's preoccupation with generalization is an attempt to:
    Select correct option:

    Develop the law like findings of the natural sciences.
    Boost their chances of publication.
    Enhance the internal validity of their research.
    Demonstrate the complex techniques of statistical analysis.







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    Question # 1 of 15 ( Start time: 03:38:43 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    A variable is:
    Select correct option:

    Any characteristic of interest that can take on more than one value------True

    Defined as the groups manipulated in experimental research

    The complete set of scores we use in statistical analysis

    Completely specified only in observational research




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    Question # 2 of 15 ( Start time: 03:39:57 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    What is the basis of the Scientific Method?
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    To test hypotheses in conditions that are conducive to its success.
    To formulate a research problem and disprove the hypothesis.
    To formulate a research problem, test the hypothesis in carefully controlled conditions that challenge the hypothesis. ------True
    To test hypotheses and if they are disproved, they should be abandoned completely.




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    Question # 3 of 15 (Start time: 03:40:32 PM) Total Marks: 1
    Research questions are crucial because they will:
    Select correct option:

    Guide your decisions about what data to collect and from where. -------True

    help you decide which research area interests you.

    Ensure that your findings have external validity.

    Prevent you from thinking about research strategies.


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    Question # 4 of 15 ( Start time: 03:41:06 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    A researcher developed a measure of shyness and is now asking whether this measure does in fact measure a person's true state of shyness. This is a question of:
    Select correct option:

    Reactivity

    Construct validity-----True

    Reliability

    Content validity


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    Question # 5 of 15 ( Start time: 03:42:08 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    Descriptive and Explanatory Research are the classifications of research on the basis of:
    Select correct option:

    Use of the research
    Time dimension
    Techniques used
    Purpose of the research -------True



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    Question # 6 of 15 ( Start time: 03:42:47 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    Ms. Laiba has decided to use the test at the end of the textbook to measure the achievement levels of the students in her study. Which of the following BEST describes the chapter test?
    Select correct option:

    Definition
    Construct

    Variable

    Operationalized variable------True



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    Question # 7 of 15 (Start time: 03:43:26 PM) Total Marks: 1
    Why, as scientists, do we not want to rely on authority for explanations?
    Select correct option:

    Those in authority are often wrong.
    Those in authority cannot be challenged.
    Those in authority rely too much on objective information. -------True
    Those in authority often have no common sense.




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    Question # 8 of 15 ( Start time: 03:44:00 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    In which of the following Tests, we give extra training to the interviewer in case of big research funded by an organization?
    Select correct option:

    Test Run

    Pilot Test-----True

    Post Hoc Test

    T- Test


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    Question # 9 of 15 (Start time: 03:44:54 PM) Total Marks: 1
    which of the following is NOT an unethical issue?
    Select correct option:

    Invoicing irregularities
    Avoiding legal liability
    Misrepresenting results
    Seek approval for research-------True


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    Question # 10 of 15 (Start time: 03:45:58 PM) Total Marks: 1
    what research is?
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    A lab experiment
    A report
    A systematic Enquiry ------True
    A procedure.



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    Question # 11 of 15 ( Start time: 03:46:40 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    The scientific method is preferred over other ways of knowing because it is more;
    Select correct option:

    Reliable

    Systematic

    Accurate

    All of the given options------True




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    Question # 12 of 15 ( Start time: 03:47:31 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    If a researcher was studying the use of various instructional approaches to the "multiple intelligences" of his students, he is likely to be conducting which type of research?
    Select correct option:

    Basic
    Applied -------True
    Evaluation
    Grounded theory

    Quiz Start Time: 03:38 PM Time Left 48
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    Question # 13 of 15 (Start time: 03:47:58 PM) Total Marks: 1
    an operational definition is:
    Select correct option:

    One that bears no relation to the underlying concept.
    An abstract, theoretical definition of a concept.
    A definition of a concept in terms of specific, empirical measures. -------True
    one that refers to opera singers and their work.


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    Question # 14 of 15 (Start time: 03:48:51 PM) Total Marks: 1
    which of the following is an example of value-free research?
    Select correct option:

    Conscious favor
    Sympathy for the loser
    Unstructured interviewing
    None of the given options ------True



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    Question # 15 of 15 ( Start time: 03:49:21 PM ) Total Marks: 1
    According to Empiricism, which of the following is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge?
    Select correct option:

    Perceptions
    Theory
    Sensory experience -----------True
    Logics and arguments
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