English 10 Quarter 4: Technical Definitions Quiz

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What is a term in a sentence definition?

A label or a classification

What is the primary focus of ethnography?

Exploring cultural phenomena from the point of view of the subject of the study

What is the purpose of a technical definition?

To provide a specific and precise meaning of a term

What is an operational definition?

A definition that explains how to measure or manipulate a concept

What is the difference between a technical definition and an operational definition?

Technical definitions explain a concept theoretically, while operational definitions explain how to measure or manipulate a concept

What is the primary purpose of a technical definition?

To state or describe the nature, scope, or meaning of something

What is an essential quality of a well-written technical definition?

It uses precise terms and is accurate

What is an operational definition?

A definition of a term in a specific context

What is the purpose of using objective language in technical definitions?

To provide accurate and unbiased information

What is the term for a definition that provides additional information within parentheses?

Parenthetical definition

What is the benefit of matching the language of a technical definition to the knowledge level of the readers?

It ensures clear communication with the target audience

What is provided by a report for further research?


What explains so many facts in a theoretical explanation?


What is being investigated in a systematic review?


What is being criticized in a research team?


What is being given to an approach in a research study?


What is being examined in a research study?


Study Notes

Research and Definitions

  • Research is a systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
  • Technical and operational definitions are crucial in helping researchers conduct their study.

Technical Definitions

  • A technical definition states or describes exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of something.
  • Guidelines for writing technical definitions:
    • Be accurate and use precise terms.
    • Be objective and use facts, not opinions.
    • Grade your language to match the knowledge level of your readers.

Examples of Technical Definitions

  • Weak definition: Data is an information in digital form that can be transmitted or processed.
  • Accurate and precise definition: Data are the quantities, characters, or symbols on which operations are performed by a computer, being stored and transmitted in the form of electrical signals and recorded on magnetic, optical, or mechanical recording media.
  • Opinionated definition: A questionnaire is not valid and reliable for the study.
  • Factual definition: A questionnaire is a set of printed or written questions with a choice of answers, devised for the purposes of a survey or statistical study.

Operational Definitions

  • No specific information provided about operational definitions in the text, but it is mentioned in the context of comparison and contrast with technical definitions.

Graded Assessment Tool (GAT) in English 10

  • A quiz with 10 questions that require filling in the blanks with technical terms from a provided box.
  • Questions cover various aspects of research, including methodology, validity, measurement framework, hypothesis, data analysis, sample, experiment, and socio-economic status.

Performance Task

  • Compare and contrast the meaning of technical and operational definitions in your own words using a Venn Diagram.
  • Scoring rubric: Comparison (5 points), Contrast (5 points), Mechanics (5 points).

Test your understanding of technical terms and operational definitions in English 10. Complete the sentences by filling in the blanks with the correct technical terms. Assess your knowledge of language properties and processes.

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