Research Methods Multiple Choice Questions

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  • Created on: 31-03-14 12:15

1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of quantitative research?

  • Uses the deductive approach
  • Focuses on meaning
  • Subscribe to positivism
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2. Which of the following is not traditionally considered a type of ability test?

  • An aptitude test
  • A projective test
  • An intelligence test
  • An achievement test

3. The principle of universalism states that

  • The milestones of life are the same for all individuals
  • The laws of human behaviour are the same for all individuals, cultures and societies
  • All people develop in basically the same way
  • Human behaviour is determined by genetic influences, not the environment

4. Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between correlation and causation?

  • Correlation does not imply causation
  • Correlation is unrelated to causation
  • Correlation directly implies causation
  • Correlation and causation are the same thing

5. What is the definition of an independent variable?

  • The behavioural measure made by the experimenter
  • A variable that is manipulated or controlled by the experimenter
  • A response variable
  • A dependent variable that is controlled by the experimenter


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