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INCORRECT In order for a question to qualify as a research question, the

researcher must be able to

make observations and then analyze these to find an answer.


A)
propose several answers to the question that are equally
B)acceptable.
identify value statements in the question that reflect current
C) societal norms.
develop metaphysical answers based on concise statements of
D)belief.

2 Which of the following best describes the development process for a


INCORRECT research question?
A broad question is made more specific as terms are more clearly
A)defined.
A broad question is made more specific in order to be more
B)significant.

A specific question is broadened as terms are more clearly defined.


C)

A specific question is broadened in order to be more significant.


D)

3 Which of the following is a good research question?


INCORRECT
Is the "back to the basics" movement good for public schools?
A)
How would the current generation of young adults react if the
B)military draft were reinstated?

Are teachers underpaid?


C)
Does the phonics or the whole-language approach to reading lead
D)to higher achievement?

4 Which of the following is not a good research question?


INCORRECT
Does the inclusion of metaphors in text increase reading
A)comprehension?

Is it good to include civics courses in the high school curriculum?


B)
To what factors do successful teachers attribute their success?
C)

Is the college retention rate greater for students who enroll in an


D)academic skills program than for those who do not?

5 Which of the following questions meets the criteria of a well-formulated


INCORRECT research question?
Would long periods of isolation alter a child's emotional
A)development?

Should marijuana be legalized?


B)
Will the use of peer critiques improve college students'
C) compositions?

What are political leaders like after they leave office?


D)

6 Which of the following is a constitutive definition of self-esteem?


INCORRECT
one's score on the Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory
A)
parental perceptions of child self-worth as reported on a
B)questionnaire

the value one places on oneself


C)
the number of times per hour a subject makes a statement of self-
D)worth

7 Which of the following descriptions exemplifies a scientific relationship?


INCORRECT
Children who receive frequent teacher approval are more likely to
A)stay on task.
There are three basic types of parenting styles used in American
B)homes.
Most school administrators express frustration with school funding
C) levels.
The average math achievement of male and female ninth graders
D)is about the same.

8 CORRECT What are the commonly used ways to clarify unclear terms in a
research question?
constitutive definitions and definitions by example
A)

constitutive definitions and operational definitions


B)
researcher-created definitions, definitions by example, and
C) operational definitions
constitutive definitions, definitions by example, and operational
D)definitions

9 Good research questions are


INCORRECT
clear, significant, and ethical.
A)

feasible, clear, significant, and ethical.


B)

feasible, clear, significant, and include an hypothesis.


C)

feasible, clear, and ethical.


D)

10 Which of the following is a possible operational definition for


INCORRECT "motivated to learn science?"

as reflected by achievement in science


A)

as shown by effort displayed in science class


B)

as measured by the "Science Interest" questionnaire


C)

as shown by completing science assignments in class


D)

11 The essential characteristic of a researchable question is


INCORRECT
that the question is fun and interesting to answer.
A)
that there is some sort of data that can be collected in an attempt
B)to answer a question.

that by answering the question researchers will make money.


C)
that by answering the question a significant positive consequence
D)will effect society.

12 To define "humanistic classroom" as "any classroom identified by


INCORRECT experts as constituting an example of a humanistic classroom" is to us
a(n)

operational definition.
A)

constitutive definition.
B)

definition by example.
C)

none of these
D)