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Sociological Research Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a disadvantage of quantitative research?

Question 2 2. Max Weber stressed that _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is true about interpretivist sociologists?

Question 4 4. _____ is based on data that cannot be measured or counted but can be collected and interpreted through observation.

Question 5 5. Conducting ethnographic research often involves _____.

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Question 6 6. Miss Tanaka wants to know how parenting style affects children's personalities. To complete her study, she observes children in their own homes, doing what they would naturally be doing anyway. Which type of research design is Miss Tanaka using?

Question 7 7. The U.S. Census is an example of _____.

Question 8 8. A researcher wants to make observations and conduct interviews with patients on a particular floor of a local hospital. What type of access would the researcher need?

Question 9 9. Which of these is most likely to be said by a positivist sociologist?

Question 10 10. Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what is the DEPENDENT variable?

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Question 11 11. Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what was the control group?

Question 12 12. Which of these is the main focus of critical sociology?

Question 13 13. Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what is the INDEPENDENT variable?

Question 14 14. Dr. Marion wants to conduct an experiment that involves the distribution of a questionnaire. She has only enough copies for half of the students. She decides who will participate by pulling names out of a hat and choosing ten students from each of the four grades in the school. What constitutes the sample in this experiment?

Question 15 15. Dr. Goldberg does a study in which he observes Jerome, a child who has been identified as having a rare disorder. Jerome is the only subject in the study. Which type of research design is Dr. Goldberg using?

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Question 16 16. Ms. Olsen decides to study differences in her classroom between children who have an identified learning disability and children who do not. Which type of research design is Ms. Olsen using?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is true of qualitative research?

Question 18 18. _____ is based on numerical data that can be analyzed using statistics.

Question 19 19. Dr. Yang does a study in which she observes one hundred children over a period of six years, noting changes over time. Which type of research design is Dr. Yang using?

Question 20 20. All of the following are ethical concerns when conducting an ethnographic study, EXCEPT:

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Question 21 21. Mr. Freeman randomly gives half of the children in his class an extra dessert over the lunch hour; the other half gets no dessert. After lunch, he tests the children's levels of resentment toward each other. Which type of research design is Mr. Freeman using?

Question 22 22. Ashley, a 24-year-old graduate student, is studying a group of female college students in order to understand the underlying values of sorority life. She has been accepted into their circle of friends and attends many social functions with them. She does not plan to reveal that she is conducting research during the time she spends with them. Ashley is engaging in _____ research.

Question 23 23. Ethnography should be used when a researcher is _____.

Question 24 24. A school principal wants to conduct an experiment that involves the distribution of a questionnaire. She has only enough copies for half of the students. She decides who will participate by pulling names out of a hat and choosing ten students from each of the four grades in the school. What constitutes the population of this experiment?

Question 25 25. Which primary theoretical perspective in sociological research relies the most upon empirical evidence and the scientific method?

Sociological Research Methods Chapter Exam Instructions

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