Chapter II: Research Design

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What is the MOST important information that should be included in the 'Data Collection' section of a research paper?

Detailed description of the procedure used to collect the data

Which of the following is an important detail to include when describing the data collection procedures in a research paper?

The specific keywords used to search for text data

What is the MAIN purpose of including details about the ethical procedures used in a research study?

To demonstrate the researchers' commitment to ethical standards

When describing the data analysis procedures in a research paper, which of the following is LEAST important to include?

The formulas or calculations used to derive the statistical results

Which of the following is a key difference between describing the data collection procedures in a quantitative study versus a qualitative study?

Quantitative studies require more information about the sampling procedures, while qualitative studies require more information about the data transcription and coding processes

When describing the data collection procedures in a research paper, which of the following is LEAST important to include?

The personal experiences of the researchers during the data collection process

What type of study focuses on establishing a relationship between two or more variables?

Correlational study

In a qualitative research approach, which of the following should be clarified according to the text?

Philosophical rationale for utilizing a particular strategy

What is a characteristic of quasi-experimental studies?

Use of pre-existing groups

What is a key aspect of a case study design?

In-depth exploration of a single case

Which type of research design includes identifying the conditions that were manipulated, observed, or measured?

Quantitative research design

What is discussed and thoroughly explained in the 'Participants and Sampling Technique' section?

Sampling technique and sampling plan

What is the primary difference between quantitative and qualitative research?

Quantitative research deals with measurable data, while qualitative research focuses on subjective experiences.

Which of the following is an example of a quantitative research study?

A study investigating the impact of a new teaching method on student test scores.

What is the primary goal of a correlational study?

To determine the strength and direction of the relationship between two or more variables.

Which of the following is a characteristic of a case study?

It provides an in-depth analysis of a single case or a small number of cases.

What is the primary difference between experimental and quasi-experimental studies?

Experimental studies use random assignment, while quasi-experimental studies do not.

Which of the following is an example of a qualitative research study?

A study exploring the meanings people ascribe to the concept of "beauty".

This chapter provides a detailed explanation of the research methodology followed in a study, including experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, case-study, and exploratory approaches. It discusses whether the research design was quantitative, qualitative, multi-method, or mixed-method.

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