Research Methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Method


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Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?

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1. Identify in which of the following examples would the use of qualitative research be most likely useful:

2. A researcher is studying the behavior of animals in difficult desert conditions in Africa. He is measuring how many times they eat per day, analyzing how much they are active during extremely hot temperatures, and how much water they drink per day. He hopes to understand what they need to survive in such a harsh climate. Based on the concept of generalization, which of the following can the results of this study be applied on?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet quickly gauge your knowledge of different forms of research. You will be quizzed on topics such as quantitative research and measurements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Mixed methods research
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research and measurements

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on research methods
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mixed methods and quantitative research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the type(s) of research commonly used in a highly generalizable study

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson called Research Methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Method. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what quantitative research uses
  • Explain operational definition
  • Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research
  • Identify what mixed methods represents