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STATS - multiple choice questions on qualitative methods Set I




Question;1) In general how many interviews should be included in a qualitative study?A. At least five interviewsB. As many as you can conduct in the time and space availableC. Until data saturation is reachedD. At least 20 interviews2) Feminism, ethnocentricism, Marxism, and cultural studies have all emerged from whatepistemology and ontology?A. Material-realist ontology and subjectivist epistemologyB. Material-realist ontology and objective epistemologyC. Relativist ontology and objective epistemologyD. Relativist ontology and subjectivist epistemology3) Which approach toward data is more aligned with qualitative research?A. Emic science that is idiographic and case-basedB. Etic science that is idiographic and case-basedC. Emic science based on probabilities and large numbers of randomly selected casesD. Etic science based on probabilities and large numbers of randomly selected cases4) The systematic examination and interpretation of a data set, to identify patterns, biases, themes,and or meanings is:A. CodingB. Content analysisC. Analytic inductionD. All of the above5) What qualitative design seeks to move beyond detail and description to generate or discover atheory?A. Grounded TheoryB. EthnographyC. PhenomenologyA. Grounded TheoryD. NarrativeE. Case study6) In a qualitative study, which of the following is mostly likely to appear as an outcome of thestudy?A. Plot and scatter graphB. Pie graphC. Narrative or essayD. Scientific report7) Which is not an appropriate outcome of a focus group interview:A. Generating research hypotheses for further investigation via quantitative approachesB. Generalizing interview results across a populationC. Re-interpreting previously collected qualitative data and resultsD. Obtaining general or background information on a topic of interest8) The primary means of data collection in an ethnography include:A. ObservationB. Critical review of documentsC. Focus groupsD. Individual interviews9) Within qualitative research the primary instrument for data collection is typically??A. A surveyB. A modelC. A tape recorderD. The researcher10) Which social science is not researchable using qualitative methods?A. AnthropologyB. SociologyC. PsychologyD. PhilosophyE. EducationF. They are all researchable using qualitative methods11) What qualitative design seeks to study culture by identifying and analyzing the shared patternsand behaviors within a community?A. Grounded TheoryB. EthnographyC. PhenomenologyD. NarrativeE. Case study12) What qualitative design seeks to describe the meaning for several individuals of their livedexperiences of a concept or a phenomenon?A. Grounded TheoryB. EthnographyC. PhenomenologyD. NarrativeE. Case study13) Which of the following is NOT a legitimate perspective for an observer collecting qualitativedata?A. Complete participantB. Participant observerC. Observer as participantD. Complete observerE. They are all legitimate perspectives14) Which of the following is NOT a realistic level of measure in doing qualitative content analysis?A. WordB. UtteranceC. ConceptD. Syllable15) What qualitative design generally uses both open coding and axial coding to developtheoretical codes or themes?A. Grounded TheoryB. EthnographyC. PhenomenologyD. NarrativeE. Case study16) Which unit of analysis does not align to qualitative inquiry:A. Studying the shared experience of several individualsB. Studying the shared culture of a groupC. Studying the effects of drug delivered to one group and not anotherD. Studying one or more individuals17) This is the term for referring to the entire process of research from conceptualization toreporting:A. Research studyB. Research sampleC. Research designD. Research methodologyE. Research methods18) Which of the following is NOT a common form of data in qualitative research?A. Descriptive statisticsB. Interview transcriptsC. Word countsA. Descriptive statisticsD. Observational field notes19) Which is of the following is NOT a method for validating a qualitative study?A. Clarifying researcher biasB. Cronbach?s AlphaC. Negative case analysisD. Peer review or member checkingE. External Audits20) This type of research leads toward researchers choosing between alternatives and makingvalue-laden judgments of meanings, in an effort to challenge research, policy, and other forms ofhuman activity:A. Critical studiesB. PhenomenologyC. Grounded theoryD. Case study21) From a constructivist paradigm, what criteria are used to judge the rigor of a research study?A. TrustworthinessB. TransferabilityC. GeneralizabilityD. Reliability and validityE. Both A & B22) What qualitative design involves the exploration of an issue through one or more cases withina bounded system (i.e., a defined setting and context)?A. Grounded TheoryB. Case studyC. PhenomenologyD. EthnographyE. NarrativeA. Grounded Theory23) What outcome is more relevant to a qualitative researcher?A. Thick, rich descriptionB. Generalizability of study resultsC. Group mentalityD. Group think24) Which technique or approach is most likely to occur during analysis of qualitative data?A. Structural equation modelingB. Regression analysisC. Concept mappingD. Structural analysisE. Both A & BF. Both C & DG. Both B & D25) From a positivist/post-positivist paradigm, what criteria are used to judge the rigor of aresearch study?A. TransferabilityB. TrustworthinessC. CredibilityD. ConfirmabilityE. Research Reliability and validity


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