Test Bank for Educational Research 6th Edition by John W. Creswell A=

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Test Bank for Educational Research 6th Edition by John W. Creswell A=

Test Bank for Educational Research 6th Edition by John W. Creswell A=

$35.00
Test Bank for Educational Research 6th Edition by John W. Creswell A=

or each question below, circle the correct or best answer.

  1. Which one of the reasons below is the best argument for why research is important?

  1. It is the primary work of faculty members in universities.
  2. It informs policy makers about important issues.
  3. It is useful in developing your research skills.
  4. It helps the researcher prove their ideas.

2. To apply research in your practical educational setting, you might

  1. examine what other practitioners are doing in their settings.
  2. find out what research has to say by examining research studies.
  3. look to research methods professors in your courses.
  4. go to the educational library and begin to locate topics.

3. While studying educational research, you are likely to develop the following skills except

  1. the ability to negotiate topics with faculty.
  2. the ability to organize large amounts of information.
  3. the ability to write for an audience.
  4. the ability to effectively use library resources.

4. Which of the following is the best example of a research problem?

  1. The need to conduct additional research on teaching
  2. The need to address problems of poor nutrition in middle school
  3. The need to learn about education
  4. The need to address problems with research

5. A stakeholder with an interest in your study asks you to highlight the positive results and leave out the negative results. What type of ethical issue have you breached if you follow the request?

  1. The right to privacy
  2. The need to actively look for ways to "give back"
  3. The right to avoid from personal disclosure
  4. The honest reporting of research

6. Which one of the following organizations has set standards for the ethical practice of educational research?

  1. American Ethics Union
  2. American Educational Research Association
  3. American Principles of Ethical Practices
  4. American Ethical Research Association

7. Place in order from 1 to 6 the steps in the process of research:

________ reviewing the literature

________ specifying a purpose

________ analyzing and interpreting data

________ reporting and evaluating research

________ collecting data

________ identifying a research problem

8. Identify three skills that you bring to research from your life experiences.

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9. List three potential shortcomings of educational research today.

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10. Describe three ways in which a research study might contribute to knowledge about an educational topic.

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11. A researcher decides to study an elementary-school classroom. This investigator wants to surprise the teacher and the students and comes in to the class unannounced during a spelling test. Describe the type of ethical issue that arises in this situation.

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12. How are quantitative and qualitative research similar?

  1. Both follow the steps in the research process
  2. Both use similar formats for presenting the research problem
  3. Both use data collection procedures
  4. Quantitative and quantitative research are similar in all of these ways

13. In which way are quantitative and qualitative research similar in the use of the literature?

  1. The development of the research questions
  2. The writing of the literature review section
  3. The justification of the research problem
  4. The suggestion of the study purpose

14. Which of the following sequences best characterizes research?

  1. Posing a problem, collecting data, and addressing the problem
  2. Posing a question, collecting data, and answering the question
  3. Posing a question, collecting data, and presenting a solution
  4. Posing a hypothesis, collecting data, and falsifying the hypothesis

15. You are examining a published journal article to determine if it is more of a quantitative or qualitative study. All of the following characteristics would help you identify that it is a quantitative study except

  1. the inclusion of specific research questions.
  2. the use of numeric or numbered data.
  3. the sample of a large number of individuals.
  4. the interpretation of the larger meaning.

16. Which of the following designs are associated with qualitative research?

  1. Survey designs
  2. Correlational designs
  3. Grounded theory designs
  4. Experimental designs

17. Which of the following is the best reason for selecting either a quantitative or qualitative approach to your study?

  1. You are more comfortable with words than numbers.
  2. Your research problem addresses characteristics of one of the approaches.
  3. You already have a survey to use.
  4. Your literature review suggests one of the approaches.

18. What characteristic of quantitative research is evident in the parent involvement study by Deslandes and Bertrand (2005)?

  1. The researchers do not refer to themselves.
  2. The problem of parent involvement in education is an issue today
  3. The implications suggest a different way of considering parent involvement.
  4. The authors had first-hand experiences with parenting children

19. What characteristic of qualitative research is evident in the mothers' trust in school principals study (Shelden et al., 2010)?

  1. The researchers focused on quality issues in the schools.
  2. The research questions are broad, open-ended questions.
  3. The researchers report numbers related to IEP meetings.
  4. The authors remain invisible throughout the study.

20. Look at the title to the mothers' trust in school principals study (Shelden et al., 2010), "School Principals' Influence on Trust: Perspectives of Mothers of Children with Disabilities." What qualitative characteristic does this title suggest to a reader?

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21. Examine the title of the parent involvement study by Deslandes and Bertrand (2005), "Motivation of parent involvement in secondary-level schooling." What quantitative characteristic does this title suggest to a reader?

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22. Identify the type of research design that a researcher might use to examine the impact of a new lesson plan on student achievement of elementary 4th grade children.

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23. What type of research problem is best studied using a quantitative approach?

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24. What type of research problem is best studied using a qualitative approach?

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25. As you compare quantitative and qualitative research studies, what three differences are often the easy to identify when you are reading an article?

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26. A research study contains in-depth interviews with participants based on a set of questions designed by the researchers. From the data, the authors specify a number of themes and then follow up with a brief survey to elicit attitudes. Is this study mostly quantitative or qualitative?

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27. What two research designs combine characteristics from both quantitative and qualitative research?

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28. For each of the following statements, indicate whether it is a characteristic more applicable to quantitative or qualitative research or both. Place an "X" in the appropriate column.

QUANTITATIVE QUALITATIVE

  1. Use of predetermined

instruments ________ ________

  1. Standard and fixed

writing structure ________ ________

  1. Biased reporting ________ ________

  1. Questions to elicit participants'

Experiences ________ ________

  1. Analysis by themes ________ ________

  1. Major role of the literature ________ ________

  1. Small number of individuals studied ________ ________

  1. Comparison of results with predictions ________ ________

  1. Justification of the research problem ________ ________

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29. At which step in the research process should researchers consider potential ethical issues?

  1. In specifying a problem to study
  2. Throughout the research study
  3. In data collection and data analysis
  4. In the interpretation of the data

30. In compiling a research report for audiences, the researcher should:

  1. Report only findings that will not contradict the audience's predictions
  2. Report when participants have misused data
  3. Report the practical use of the study results
  4. Report the favorable and deemphasize unfavorable results

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