STA Quiz Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

STA Quiz Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

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STA Quiz MCQs with Answers

Q1 The following journal article would be an example of _____ research; “The benefits of florescent lighting on production in a factory setting.”
Applied

Interview
Basic
Stupid

 

Q2 Which of the following is a concept?
Leadership.

Total Quality Management.
Human Resource Management.
All of the given options

 

Q3 After you locate a source, you should write down all details of the reference, except;
Full names of the authors

Titles
Volumes
Price

 

Q4 The scientific method is preferred over other ways of knowing because it is more;
Reliable

Systematic
Accurate
All of the given options

 

Q5 Quantitative researcher’s preoccupation with generalization is an attempt to:
Develop the law like findings of the natural sciences.
Boost their chances of publication.
Enhance the internal validity of their research.
Demonstrate the complex techniques of statistical analysis.

 

Q6 What is the basis of the Scientific Method?
To test hypotheses in conditions that are condusive to its success.

To formulate a research problem and disprove the hypothesis.
To formulate a research problem, test the hypothesis in carefully controlled conditions that challenge the hypothesis.
To test hypotheses and if they are disproved, they should be abandoned completely.

 

Q7 Which of the following is not a concept?
Leadership

Total Quality Management
Human Resource Management
IQ

 

Q8 Which of the following is the best hypothesis statement to address the research question, “What impact will the new advertising campaign have on use of Brand B?”
The new advertising campaign will impact Brand B usage.

The new advertising campaign will increase Brand B trial.
The new advertising campaign will cause increased Brand B usage at the expense of Brand C.
The new advertising campaign will increase Brand B’s market penetration.


Q9 Which one of the following is not an assumption of science?
There are reoccurring patterns in the world.

Events happen because of preceding causes.
We can discover solutions to problems of interest.
Theoretical explanations must agree with common sense.

 

Q10 A review that only demonstrates familiarity with an area is rarely published but it often is part of an educational program is which type of review?
Integrative reviews
Theoretical reviews
Self-study reviews
Historical reviews

 

Q11 A literature review requires;
planning

clear writing
good writing
All of the given option

 

Q12 The facts that should be collected to measure a variable, depend upon the
Conceptual understanding

Dictionary meaning
Operational definition
All of the above 

 

Q13 Which of the following is the BEST hypothesis?
Students taking formative quizzes will perform better on chapter exams than students not taking these quizzes.

Taller students will have higher test scores than shorter students.
Students taught in a cooperative group setting should do better than students in a traditional class.
Students using laptops will do well.

 

Q14 What is an hypothesis?
A prediction of a relationship between certain variables.

An experiment that tests certain predictions.
An independent variable.
A dependent variable.

 

Q15 An operational definition is:
 One that bears no relation to the underlying concept.

An abstract, theoretical definition of a concept.
A definition of a concept in terms of specific, empirical measures.
One that refers to opera singers and their work.

 

Q16 What research is?
A lab experiment

A report
A systematic Enquiry
A procedure

 

Q17 If a researcher is studying the effect of using laptops in his classroom to ascertain their merit and worth, he is likely conducting which type of research?
Basic
Applied
Evaluation
Experimental

 

Q18 In the statement ‘an examination of the effects of discretionary behaviour on employee performance’ employee performance is the:
Independent variable

Dependent variable
Extraneous variable
Causal variable

 

Q19 The most difficult sources to locate are;
Dissertations

Policy Reports and Presented Papers
Government Documents
Scholarly Books

 

Q20 A concept is a generalized idea about- .
A class of objects

Attributes
Occurrences
All of the given options

 

Q21 What is the reason for consulting handbooks, yearbooks, encyclopedias, or reviews in the initial stages of identifying a research topic? 
They are readily available. 

They provide an overview of the issues related to a topic. 
They are primary sources. 

They avoid reporting statistical data so one can interpret the results more easily.

 

Q22 What is opposite of a variable? 
A constant 
An extraneous variable 

A dependent variable 
A data set   

 

Q23 Qualitative and Quantitative Research are the classifications of research on the basis of
Use of the research

Time dimension
Techniques used
Purpose of the research

 

Q24 The organization of concepts in sequence from the most concrete and individual to the most general indicates is:
One that bears no relation to the underlying concept.

An abstract, theoretical definition of a concept.
The degree of abstraction
An operational definition

 

Q25 The most critical areas of an article to read is;
Results section

Introduction
Abstract
Limitations

 

Q26 _______ meanings attached to a concept create problems of measurements.
Unambiguous

Vague
Clear
Dictionary

 

Q27 Rationalism is the application of:
Research solution

Logic and arguments
Reasoning
Previous findings

 

Q28 Why do you need to review the existing literature?
To give your dissertation a proper academic appearance, with lots of references

Because without it, you could never reach the required word-count
To find out what is already known about your area of interest
To help in your general studying

 

Q29 The application of the scientific method to the study of business problems is called;
Inductive reasoning

Deductive reasoning
Business research
Grounded theory

 

Q30 An operational definition is:
One that bears no relation to the underlying concept.

An abstract, theoretical definition of a concept.
A definition of a concept in terms of specific, empirical measures.
One that refers to opera singers and their work.

 

Q31 Which one of the following creates problems of measurements of a concept?
Unambiguous meanings

Vague meanings
Clear meanings
Dictionary meanings

 

Q32 Which of the following is a discrete variable?
Age

Nationality
Test score
Income

 

Q33 Which of the following is a discrete variable?
height

age
miles per gallon
number of children

 

Q34 According to Empiricism, which of the following is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge?
Perceptions

Theory
Sensory experience
Logics and arguments

 

Q35 If a researcher was studying the use of various instructional approaches to the “multiple intelligences” of his students, he is likely to be conducting which type of research?
Basic

Applied
Evaluation
Grounded theory

 

Q36 Under which of the following research method is not applicable?
Health care

Business
Government offices
Imaginary worlds

 

Q37 Which of the following statements is false?
Discrete variables allow measurement of an infinite number of fractions of units of measurement.

Discrete variables can only have whole number values.
Continuous numbers can only have whole number values.
Continuous measures do not allow for scores that fall between two number values.

 

Q38 To explain, predict, and/or control phenomena are the goal of———————-
Tradition

Inductive logic
Deductive logic
The scientific method

Q39 Which of the following is most beneficial to read in an article?
Methods

Introduction
Figures
References

 

Q40 Which of the following is not a function of clearly identified research questions?
They guide your literature search.

They keep you focused throughout the data collection period.
They make the scope of your research as wide as possible.
They are linked together to help you construct a coherent argument.

 

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