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1) In general how many interviews should be included in a qualitative study?;A. At least five interviews;B. As many as you can conduct in the time and space available;C. Until data saturation is reached;D. At least 20 interviews;2) Feminism, ethnocentricism, Marxism, and cultural studies have all emerged from what;epistemology and ontology?;A. Material-realist ontology and subjectivist epistemology;B. Material-realist ontology and objective epistemology;C. Relativist ontology and objective epistemology;D. Relativist ontology and subjectivist epistemology;3) Which approach toward data is more aligned with qualitative research?;A. Emic science that is idiographic and case-based;B. Etic science that is idiographic and case-based;C. Emic science based on probabilities and large numbers of randomly selected cases;D. Etic science based on probabilities and large numbers of randomly selected cases;4) The systematic examination and interpretation of a data set, to identify patterns, biases, themes;and or meanings is;A. Coding;B. Content analysis;C. Analytic induction;D. All of the above;5) What qualitative design seeks to move beyond detail and description to generate or discover a;theory?;A. Grounded Theory;B. Ethnography;C. Phenomenology;A. Grounded Theory;D. Narrative;E. Case study;6) In a qualitative study, which of the following is mostly likely to appear as an outcome of the;study?;A. Plot and scatter graph;B. Pie graph;C. Narrative or essay;D. Scientific report;7) Which is not an appropriate outcome of a focus group interview;A. Generating research hypotheses for further investigation via quantitative approaches;B. Generalizing interview results across a population;C. Re-interpreting previously collected qualitative data and results;D. Obtaining general or background information on a topic of interest;8) The primary means of data collection in an ethnography include;A. Observation;B. Critical review of documents;C. Focus groups;D. Individual interviews;9) Within qualitative research the primary instrument for data collection is typically?;A. A survey;B. A model;C. A tape recorder;D. The researcher;10) Which social science is not researchable using qualitative methods?;A. Anthropology;B. Sociology;C. Psychology;D. Philosophy;E. Education;F. They are all researchable using qualitative methods;11) What qualitative design seeks to study culture by identifying and analyzing the shared patterns;and behaviors within a community?;A. Grounded Theory;B. Ethnography;C. Phenomenology;D. Narrative;E. Case study;12) What qualitative design seeks to describe the meaning for several individuals of their lived;experiences of a concept or a phenomenon?;A. Grounded Theory;B. Ethnography;C. Phenomenology;D. Narrative;E. Case study;13) Which of the following is NOT a legitimate perspective for an observer collecting qualitative;data?;A. Complete participant;B. Participant observer;C. Observer as participant;D. Complete observer;E. They are all legitimate perspectives;14) Which of the following is NOT a realistic level of measure in doing qualitative content analysis?;A. Word;B. Utterance;C. Concept;D. Syllable;15) What qualitative design generally uses both open coding and axial coding to develop;theoretical codes or themes?;A. Grounded Theory;B. Ethnography;C. Phenomenology;D. Narrative;E. Case study;16) Which unit of analysis does not align to qualitative inquiry;A. Studying the shared experience of several individuals;B. Studying the shared culture of a group;C. Studying the effects of drug delivered to one group and not another;D. Studying one or more individuals;17) This is the term for referring to the entire process of research from conceptualization to;reporting;A. Research study;B. Research sample;C. Research design;D. Research methodology;E. Research methods;18) Which of the following is NOT a common form of data in qualitative research?;A. Descriptive statistics;B. Interview transcripts;C. Word counts;A. Descriptive statistics;D. Observational field notes;19) Which is of the following is NOT a method for validating a qualitative study?;A. Clarifying researcher bias;B. Cronbachs Alpha;C. Negative case analysis;D. Peer review or member checking;E. External Audits;20) This type of research leads toward researchers choosing between alternatives and making;value-laden judgments of meanings, in an effort to challenge research, policy, and other forms of;human activity;A. Critical studies;B. Phenomenology;C. Grounded theory;D. Case study;21) From a constructivist paradigm, what criteria are used to judge the rigor of a research study?;A. Trustworthiness;B. Transferability;C. Generalizability;D. Reliability and validity;E. Both A & B;22) What qualitative design involves the exploration of an issue through one or more cases within;a bounded system (i.e., a defined setting and context)?;A. Grounded Theory;B. Case study;C. Phenomenology;D. Ethnography;E. Narrative;A. Grounded Theory;23) What outcome is more relevant to a qualitative researcher?;A. Thick, rich description;B. Generalizability of study results;C. Group mentality;D. Group think;24) Which technique or approach is most likely to occur during analysis of qualitative data?;A. Structural equation modeling;B. Regression analysis;C. Concept mapping;D. Structural analysis;E. Both A & B;F. Both C & D;G. Both B & D;25) From a positivist/post-positivist paradigm, what criteria are used to judge the rigor of a;research study?;A. Transferability;B. Trustworthiness;C. Credibility;D. Confirmability;E. Research Reliability and validity


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