1. Applied research is when ______.
- the researcher conducts the research without distraction
- the researcher designs the research to shed light on a specific company or organizational problem
- the research data is analysed at a distance from where it was collated
- the researcher conducts all aspects of the research themselves
2. Action research is when ______.
- the research involves a great deal of travelling
- the respondents are involved in collecting and analysing the data themselves
- the researcher studies an organizational change over time
- the focus of the research is the researcher themselves
3. Pure research is where ______.
- the main focus of the research is on new contribution to knowledge and the development of theory
- the research process is followed in as precise a manner as is humanly possible
- the results of previous studies form the basis of the hypothesis to be used for a new study
- ethical approval ratings are as high as possible
4. Which of the following are secondary data as opposed to primary data?
- observation of a particular activity
- interviewing stakeholders
- sending out questionnaires to specific individuals for them to answer questions on an issue or topic
- customer feedback forms
5. Mode 1 research is conducted within the context of ______.
- by the researcher keeping a discreet distance
- a discipline
6. Mode 2 research focuses on ______.
- engagement with a wide range of stakeholders
- keeping a discreet distance from those connected to the issue under study
- a single academic disciplinary area
- a particular problem or practice
7. A useful analogy for research is ______.
- fighting in a battle, where a commander deploys their troops
- climbing a hill, where you prepare what equipment you will need
- cooking, where there is a recipe for which ingredients are needed
- sailing across the oceans, where you will need to carefully navigate unknown areas in unknown conditions
8. Research requires clear objectives and Tracy (2013) gives a number of suggestions of how students might identify a research topic. Which of the following does she not suggest as helpful?
- interests stemming from the students personal life
- current events, e.g. societal problems or organizational dilemmas
- a topic done by a student in a previous year
- current research debates drawn from reading academic literature in the persons area of interest
9. Why might developing a conceptual model of how your research might fit within existing literature help?
- It offers a blueprint for exactly where the research should be conducted.
- It might help to guide and align the researchers theorizing in productive and focused ways.
- It offers a casual map to enable the researcher to undertake the components of their research in a particular order.
10. Which of the following is NOT a component of research that needs to be in balance?
- the researchers skills
- how others have tackled similar research questions before
- the choice of an appropriate research design, methodology, and the techniques to be used for the conduct of the research
- the particular questions to be answered/explored through the research