Practice Quizzes

1. Applied research is when ______.

  1. the researcher conducts the research without distraction
  2. the researcher designs the research to shed light on a specific company or organizational problem
  3. the research data is analysed at a distance from where it was collated
  4. the researcher conducts all aspects of the research themselves

Ans: B

2. Action research is when ______.

  1. the research involves a great deal of travelling
  2. the respondents are involved in collecting and analysing the data themselves
  3. the researcher studies an organizational change over time
  4. the focus of the research is the researcher themselves

Ans: C

3. Pure research is where ______.

  1. the main focus of the research is on new contribution to knowledge and the development of theory
  2. the research process is followed in as precise a manner as is humanly possible
  3. the results of previous studies form the basis of the hypothesis to be used for a new study
  4. ethical approval ratings are as high as possible

Ans: A

4. Which of the following are secondary data as opposed to primary data?

  1. observation of a particular activity
  2. interviewing stakeholders
  3. sending out questionnaires to specific individuals for them to answer questions on an issue or topic
  4. customer feedback forms

Ans: D

5. Mode 1 research is conducted within the context of ______.

  1. engagement
  2. by the researcher keeping a discreet distance
  3. a discipline
  4. practice

Ans: C

6. Mode 2 research focuses on ______.

  1. engagement with a wide range of stakeholders
  2. keeping a discreet distance from those connected to the issue under study
  3. a single academic disciplinary area
  4. a particular problem or practice

Ans: A

7. A useful analogy for research is ______.

  1. fighting in a battle, where a commander deploys their troops
  2. climbing a hill, where you prepare what equipment you will need
  3. cooking, where there is a recipe for which ingredients are needed
  4. sailing across the oceans, where you will need to carefully navigate unknown areas in unknown conditions

Ans: C

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?

  1. interests stemming from the students’ personal life
  2. current events, e.g. societal problems or organizational dilemmas
  3. a topic done by a student in a previous year
  4. current research debates drawn from reading academic literature in the person’s area of interest

Ans: C

9. Why might developing a conceptual model of how your research might fit within existing literature help?

  1. It offers a blueprint for exactly where the research should be conducted.
  2. It might help to guide and align the researcher’s theorizing in productive and focused ways.
  3. It offers a casual map to enable the researcher to undertake the components of their research in a particular order.

Ans: B

10. Which of the following is NOT a component of research that needs to be in balance?

  1. the researcher’s skills
  2. how others have tackled similar research questions before
  3. the choice of an appropriate research design, methodology, and the techniques to be used for the conduct of the research
  4. the particular questions to be answered/explored through the research

Ans: B