1. Theory is necessary in research because ______.
a. it makes research respectable
b. research always implies the use of a particular model
c. it overcomes our tacit values
d. all of these
e. None of these
Ans: B – research always implies the use of a particular model
2. Where do operational definitions figure in qualitative research?
a. when you frame your research proposal
b. when you explain your research to get consent
c. they should be avoided
d. only to be used if you are a Positivist
e. they should be avoided and only to be used if you are a positivist
Ans: E – they should be avoided and only be used if you are a positivist
3. A ‘research model’ is ______.
a. a concept
b. a theory
c. an overall framework for picturing reality
d. an image
e. all of these
Ans: C – An overall framework for picturing reality
4. Respondents’ answers and comments are not viewed as reality reports delivered
from a fixed repository’. Which model is the speaker using?
d. None of these
e. impossible to tell
Ans: B – Constructionism