Designing Qualitative Research

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Common tendencies that represent typical and expected forms of action are _______ .

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laws

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patterns

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concepts

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propositions

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Question 2
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The goal of chapter 2 is to ________ .

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provide a strategy for creating ideas, research, and planning research design

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contrast theoretical frameworks

C

teach researchers how to match research to social laws

D

create a basis for statistical data analysis

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Question 3
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Systems of logical statements that explain the relationship between two or more variables are _______ .

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theories

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propositions

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concepts

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hypotheses

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Question 4
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Statements about the relationships between concepts are _______ .

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laws

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propositions

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hypotheses

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Question 5
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Symbolic elements that represent objects, properties, or phenomena, and create foundation for communication and thought are _______ .

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theories

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patterns

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concepts

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propositions

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Question 6
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Testable concept clusters about the relationship among our research concepts are _______ .

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laws
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propositions
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theories
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hypotheses
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Question 7
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A nurse observes other nurses coming to work inebriated, and wonders what might be causing employees of this profession to be coming to work under the influence. The nurse searches online for terms including "drunk nurses" and "alcohol abuse among health care workers" to gain knowledge. She seeks to confirm her idea that stress leads nurses to drink by sifting through previous studies. What research model is this an example of?

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Research-before-theory
B
Theory-before-research
C
Linear progression
D
Spiral model
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Question 8
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The research model that Berg/Lune advocate is the _______ approach.

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research-before-theory
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theory-before-research
C
linear progression
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spiral model
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Question 9
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When locating sources for a literature review, the researcher should be wary of which source?

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Databases
B
Periodicals
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Books
D
Internet references
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Question 10
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When completing initial discovery of research for literature review, which quality should search areas have?

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They should be narrow.
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They should be cryptic.
C
They should be restricted.
D
They should be varied.
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Question 11
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A pitfall of Internet based research is ______ .

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lack of legitimacy and missed physical journal resources
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fast results
C
incomplete cross referencing
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enormous amount of data
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Question 12
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When you download a peer-reviewed scientific article, this is an example of the Internet working as a ____________ .

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document cross referencing database
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document repository
C
document delivery service
D
document publisher
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Question 13
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When you consult Wikipedia to find the definition of a concept for your research literature review, this is an example of the Internet working as a ____________ .

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document cross referencing database
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document repository
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document delivery service
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document publisher
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Question 14
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Which type of Internet function is deemed valid and useful, as opposed to suspect and unreliable?

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document cross referencing database
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document repository
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document delivery service
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document publisher
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Question 15
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Close your eyes, and imagine yourself standing on a railroad track with a train engine speeding toward you. Then imagine raising your hands and stopping the train in motion, as if you are a superhero. What kind of reality is this an example of?

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Sensory
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Cognitive
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Physical
D
Objective
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Question 16
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An operational definition is composed of two parts: _____________ .

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Concrete meaning used in study and criteria to empirically measure concept
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Problem statement and research questions
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Cognitive reality and physical reality
D
Research and literature review
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Question 17
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Which example is NOT a reason that concepts must be clearly defined?

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Without clear definition, concepts are not applicable and have no meaning.
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Interpretive research seeks to discover naturally arising meanings in populations.
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Undefined concepts cannot fit into a body of knowledge with defined concepts.
D
Ambiguous definitions create difficulty answering research questions.
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Question 18
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When creating a concept map, the connections between concepts are represented by ______ .

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nodes
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lines
C
descriptions
D
labels
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Question 19
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A sampling technique that chooses a subset of the population mathematically to represent the entire population is ________ .

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simple random sampling
B
probability sampling
C
purposive sampling
D
snowball sampling
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Question 20
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A sampling technique that requires every element of the entire population studied to be enumerated is ________ .

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simple random sampling
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probability sampling
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purposive sampling
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snowball sampling
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