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General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation, Inc.

Bulaong West, General Santos City

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
2nd SEM: SY: 2018-2019

SUBJECT DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: Practical Research 2


DEPARTMENT: Senior High School
INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Gian Jane B. Quiñones, LPT

NAME:_______________________________________ SCORE: _______

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Write all your answers on the answer sheet provided.
2. Strictly no erasures.
3. Use of friction pen is not allowed.

TEST I. MULTIPLE CHOICE: Read the questions carefully and select the best answer
from the choices given below. (15 points)
1. Quantitative research is to explanation as qualitative research is to
a. Exploration c. Evaluation
b. Experimental Design d. Scientific and disciplined inquiry
2. A learning process that motivates you to obtain knowledge or information about
people, things, places, or events.
a. Inquiry b. Research c. Investigation d. Study
3. A type of research that describes and measures the level of occurrences on the
basis of numbers and calculations.
a. Qualitative b. Quantitative c. Descriptive d. Historical
4. Which of the following are excellent sources for research topics, except?
a. personal experiences c. theory
b. observation d. replication of previous research
5. A study designed to depict the participants in an accurate way
a. Correlational Study c. Descriptive Research
b. Quasi-Experimental Research d. Experimental Research
6. Which of the following purposes is most aligned with a quantitative approach?
a. Comparing test results across groups to understand the effects of a particular
instructional approach.
b. Developing a theory grounded in the beliefs of the group being studied.
c. Understanding the shared beliefs and practices of teachers in a school.
d. Understanding historical perspective for an educational topic.
7. An operational definition is:
a. one that refers to opera singers and their work
b. an abstract, theoretical definition of a concept
c. a definition of a concept in terms of specific, empirical measures
d. one that bears no relation to the underlying concept
8. The following are the characteristics of a good research introduction, except:
a. briefly outline the objectives of the research

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b. provide enough background to enable the reader to place this particular
research problem in the context of common knowledge
c. It does not begins with background information with a statement of what is
being proposed
d. provides a brief summary of the literature on research related to the problem
being investigated
9. Which of the following steps are likely to help you avoid accidental plagiarism?
a. Cut and paste accurately from published works.
b. Make superficial changes to the words used in published papers
c. Make short bullet point notes in your own words
d. Answers A and B
10. The literature review should include:
a. a review or summary of the research completed prior to this study.
b. literature that supports and contradicts the researcher's position.
c. an analysis and critique of research completed prior to this study.
d. All of the above
11. According to APA format, the list of references which appear at the end of your
paper is called
a. Bibliography b. References c. Works Cited d. List of references
12. Which of the following is cited correctly in APA style?
a. J. Vercide and M. Abella define pointers as "variables that contain as their
values addresses of other variables" (2015, p. 24).
b. J . Vercide and M. Abella (Laziness Scale ) define pointers as "variables that
contain as their values addresses of other variables" (p. 24).
c. J . Vercide and M. Abella (2015) define pointers as "variables that contain as
their values addresses of other variables" (p. 24).
d. J . Vercide and M. Abella (p.24). define pointers as "variables that contain as
their values addresses of other variables"
13. Citations are used within the body of your paper to indicate information that has
come from another source. Select the answer that best describes which
information must always be cited within the text.
a. Written or media content that you have paraphrased or summarized
b. Quotations from a video, blog, website, or journal article
c. Personal opinions and ideas written in your own words
d. Quotations, paraphrased and summarized content
14. It is a collection of research designs which use manipulation and controlled
testing to understand causal processes.
a. Correlational study c. Descriptive research
b. Quasi-Experimental research d. Experimental research
15. The most widely used branch of mathematics in quantitative research outside of
the physical sciences, and also finds applications within the physical sciences
a. Trigonometry b. Calculus c. Statistics d. Algebra

TEST II. TRUE OR FALSE: Write TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if the
statement is incorrect. (15 points)
1. A theory is an abstract label that represents an aspect of reality
2. References should be listed in alphabetical order by author's last name.

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3. Sampling is the process by which the researcher chooses a sample.
4. A concept is an explanation to understand the occurrence of the specific
phenomena.
5. Significance of the study states the contribution of a study and its usefulness in
the society.
6. Discrete Variable is a variable in research that causes a change.
7. The problem identification is very essential in a research study.
8. References must be given for sources used in the paper only when the sources
are quoted, not when they are paraphrased.
9. Underlining may be substituted for italics to distinguish or emphasize words, to
indicate foreign words or to identify words being defined.
10. A good research questions must be feasible.
11. Validity is the degree to which an assessment tool produces stable and
consistent results.
12. Scope is the coverage, range and period of the study.
13. Conceptualization is the conversion of the abstract idea or notion into a realistic
item.
14. In APA style, the first name of the author in a Reference list is not spelled out.
15. A survey is a brief interview or discussion with individuals about a specific topic.

TEST III. ENUMERATION. Enumerate the terms being asked. (10 points)
1-6. Kinds of Quantitative Research
4-10. Characteristics of Quantitative Research

TEST IV. ESSAY: Answer the following questions briefly and comprehensively. All your
answers is based on your current research. (60points)
Rubrics: Content = 5, Organization = 5, Use of Language = 5

Research Title:
1. What is the overall purpose of the study?
2. What is the basic literature foundation of the study?
3. How serious is the chosen research problem?
4. Who are the beneficiaries of your study and what are the following benefits that
they could gain?

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