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1 CMN2101B FALL 2017 MID-TERM EXAMPLE QUESTIONS True & False 1. Qualitative and quantitative research designs both follow a linear format and use an inductive approach. a. True b. False Source: (Eid, 2011, Ch. 1, p. 7) 2. Informed consent implies that the participant is aware of the declared purpose of the research, as well as any potential harm or benefit they may receive as a result of participating. a. True b. False Source: (Eid, 2011, Ch. 2, p. 30) 3. To increase validity in an experiment, researchers prefer randomly assigning research subjects to control and experimental groups. a. True b. False Source: (Eid, 2011, Ch. 5, p.113; lectures; videos on experiment) 4. The researcher in “Against All Odds” conducted a follow-up with victims of domestic violence in order to gathering additional evidence to support their findings. a. True b. False Source: (“Against All Odds” video) 5. A null hypothesis is used to attribute causation between two or more variables. a. True b. False Source: (Eid, 2011, Ch. 6, p. 153; lecture) 6. A hypothesis in the Marshmallow Study, shown in class, states that patience at an early age can lead to better personal and financial success later in life. a. True b. False Source: (YouTube Marshmallow video) 7. Coercion primarily involves a violation of a research participant’s autonomy. a. True b. False Source: (Eid, 2011, Ch. 2, p. 37)
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2 8. In social sciences research, scientific explanations are tentative, continually refined, elaborated upon, and replaced. a. True b. False Source: (Eid, 2011, Ch. 1, p. 3) 9. According to the textbook, survey research is the most widely used quantitative research method. a. True b. False Source: (Eid, 2011, Ch. 1, p. 9) 10.In qualitative research, validity means authenticity, balance, and fairness in the researcher’s account of social life.
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