Practice Quiz


These questions test your knowledge of the content of Chapter 1.

Key decisions about research design should be taken before the research question is formulated.

What is the name for a literature review that makes use of existing studies to answer a research question?

A __________ is a subset of the population who participate in a study.

Post-positivism strives to discover absolute truth through objectively measuring and describing the world as it exists.

Top-down approaches to research gather data to test a prediction.

_____________ is an epistemological approach to the generation of knowledge that takes reality to be constructed by human beings, rather than being something fixed or separate from them.

Which epistemological approach uses the methodology and methods most suitable for addressing a research question rooted in a real-life context?

______________ reasoning combines both bottom-up and top-down approaches by both generating and testing theories.

What term describes a tool for generating knowledge?

Which approach refers to the reduction of complex phenomena to simpler, often numerical, components?

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