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1. Which does not involve the gathering of numeric...




1. Which does not involve the gathering of numeric data? (Points : 1) descriptive research quantitative research qualitative research quasi-experimental research 2. Which is an example of a type of qualitative research? (Points : 1) correlational historical ex post facto experimental 3. When a safety supervisor wishes to conduct a qualitative study, he/she will _____. (Points : 1) purposely select samples randomly select samples use population rather than sample all of the above 4. A study is designed to test the compression strength of concrete re-inforced with fiber glass. Data collection involves applying random amounts of pressure to various samples. This investigation may be labeled as _____ research. (Points : 1) applied interactive basic causal comparative 5. What type of hypothesis is illustrated? "No measureable differences in tensile strength exist between those samples casehardened and those samples tempered." (Points : 1) inductive deductive null alternative 6. Which is an example of a correlational study? (Points : 1) What are the attitudes of the machine operators regarding the new safety rules? Is there a relationship between safety and production? What are the gender differences among the upper-level managers? How much work does the new employee produce weekly? 7. A study was conducted to determine the value of salt pills in preventing muscle clamps. Half of the participant were given salt pills and half were given suger pills. This involves the _____. (Points : 1) error of misplaced precision effect. the placebo effect. the law of the instrument effect. the experimenter bias effect. 8. A questionnaire used for gathering information about reasons for using sick leave is known as a(an) _____. (Points : 1) measurement instrument observation score 9. Jose is conducting a study about supervisor beliefs of on-the-job motivation. He elects to sample only the training supervisors, which is the sampling procedure: (Points : 1) typical case homogeneous case critical case maximum variation case 10. A study designed to determine whether online instruction is better than face-to-face instruction when teaching the prinicples of statistical process control as related to industrial engineering is typical of _____ research. (Points : 1) true-experimental quasi-experimental historical causal comparative 11. In a study of engineers' opinions about PE certification, the investigator conducts initial interviews that include a checklist of credentials that participants are expected to have. This is an example of _____. (Points : 1) informal interview. semi structured interview. closed ended interview. spontaneous interview. 12. Which is a possible example of qualitative research? (Points : 1) A study to determine the value of using fiber glass rather than metal rebar to increase strenght of concrete beams. A study to determine ethical views of commerical contractors when deciding bid prices. A study to determine the value of using online instruction to certify welders. A study comparing Method A with Method B when insulating metal beams from electric current. 13. A study of coal miners located in a small rural area is a form of _____research. (Points : 1) case study action quasi-experimental ethnomethodology 14. You would like to determine the effectiveness of a materials testing seminar. Your purpose is to determine how the seminar might be immediately improved. What is your best source of data? (Points : 1) participants instructor consumer of products sponsoring agency 15. Which of the following is an example of a null hypothesis? (Points : 1) the correlation between grade point average and verbal test scores is zero there is a positive relationship between grade point average and verbal test scores there is a inverse relationship between grade point average and verbal test scores as verbal test scores increase so does grade point averages 16. The best way to test a questionnaire is to _____. (Points : 1) have it judged by a panel of experts have it judged by a panel of peers use it to conduct a pilot study concoct an interview process over the same information 17. Which has a greater influence on samply sizes for descriptive studies? (Points : 1) differences within the parameter access to respondents null hypotheses length of questionnaire 18. The Chamber of Commerce surveys the community to determine what should be done with land donated by a local industry. This type of research is _____. (Points : 1) educational follow up developmental opinion 19. When the researcher cannot manipulate, or control, all of the variables, he/she is conducting ________ research. (Points : 1) quasi experimental action research true experimental causal comparative 20. A hypothesis is deemed good if it _____. (Points : 1) names 2 variables and indicates the type of relationship expected between them is specific and stated in a single sentence describes what will actually be studied rather than the value judgments of the investigator all of the above 21. Hypotheses are tested for _____. (Points : 1) prove/disapprove decisions accept/reject decisions elimination of assumptions creation of assumptions 22. Amber wishes to increase her survey responses from new employees regarding their work stations. Which method is recommended? (Points : 1) mailed questionnaires hand-delivered questionnaires personal interviews informal follow-ups 23. Which contains at least one misspelled word? (Points : 1) The questionaire is valid. The opinionnaire was judged reliable. Datas are the plural of datum. All of the above 24. A "construct" is analogous to (Points : 1) A concept Content Discussions Samples 25. The mean, median, and mode are measures of _____. (Points : 1) central tendency central measure descriptive values all of the above 26. This type of research is designed to study intensively the background, current status, and environmental interactions of a given social unit. (Points : 1) Case & Field true Experimental Developmental Action 27. A basic tenet of the scientific method is all but one of the following: (Points : 1) the collection of information based on objective observation the collection of information based on systematic observation to find verifiability of relationships to prove that a theory is wrong 28. Variables that cannot be directly observed or measured are called _____. (Points : 1) Irrelevant Intervening Accountable Relevant 29. The _________________ survey consists of the same group but different samples from that group over time. (Points : 1) cross sectional trend cohort panel 30. Which is not a type of longitudinal survey? (Points : 1) trend cohort census panel 31. Which proposal segment is impossible to complete unless the actual study has been conducted? (Points : 1) Chapter 2 Definition of Terms Limitations Chapter 5 32. As related to the normal bell shaped curve, one standard deviation above and below the mean should contain _____of all observations or measurements. (Points : 1) 13.5% 27% 34% 68% 33. The _____ effect (research error) is when participants being investigated know their research status and attempt to out perform other groups. (Points : 1) Hawthrone John Henry experimenter bias instrument bias 34. This segment of an industrial (or corporate) proposal provides rationale supporting a proposed project. (Points : 1) Justification Dissemination Plan Project Details 35. A(n) _________ is a brief, but comprehensive summary of a completed research document. (Points : 1) Abstract Appendix Recommendations 36. _____ may be defined as research typically conducted whereby two groups are equal in all significant respects and both groups are treated identical except for a "treatment (or variable)" being either present or absent in one of the two groups. (Points : 1) Action research design Predictive research design Parallel equated experimental design Correlational research design 37. Secondary sources of information are a weakness of _____ research. (Points : 1) historical experimental case study developmental 38. As related to an academic proposal format, statements confining the range and the scope of a proposed investigation are __________. (Points : 1) limitations assumptions research questions 39. A test utilizing to decide whether sample data come from a specific hypothesized population distribution generally is known as _____. (Points : 1) multiple regression z test chi square goodness of fit ANOVA 40. Chapter 3 of the academic proposal includes ____. (Points : 1) Assumptions Sampling Analyses 41. What is not one of the weaknesses of case and field research? (Points : 1) It is used to study a complete picture of a given social unit. Limited representation (of population) due to narrow focus (units studied) Unanticipated losses within sample may impact outcome 42. When the researcher cannot manipulate, or control, all of the variables, he/she is conducting ________ research. (Points : 1) quasi experimental action research true experimental causal comparative 43. This section of an industrial proposal is a summary of a completed investigation that describes the most critical components that were studied. (Points : 1) Abstract Bibliography Justification 44. Even though either first or third person has become generally acceptable, most formal reports and research documents are written in _____. (Points : 1) first person second person third person according to gender 45. Causal comparative studies are also referred to as _____ studies. (Points : 1) case study historical ex post facto correlational 46. When listings are being used, which is recommended? (Points : 1) listing is preceded by introductory sentence all listings may be complete sentences all listings may be incomplete sentences (outline form) all of the above 47. The statement "The measuring instrument will maintain its desired precision during the course of the data collection process" would be included in the ____ segment of Chapter 1 for an academic proposal. (Points : 1) assumptions abstract sampling scheme appendix 48. A/an _____ variable that the researcher does not want to measure directly, but is important to consider and "neutralize" because it can potentially influence the dependent. (Points : 1) control intervening dependent independent 49. What is not one of the weaknesses of correlational research? (Points : 1) It is more stringent than true experimental research It relates only to agreement of relationships It ignores cause and effect relationships 50. Pertinent questions which may be resolved as a result of the proposed investigation can be found in this section. (Points : 1) Research Questions Hypothesis Appendix


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