1. How would you define 'the research process'? a) The researcher's plan of action to be followed when carrying out research. . b) A method of collecting research data. c) The stages or steps the researcher follows in carrying out a research project. d) The account of a study the researcher wil write at the end of the study ready for publication.
2. Why does a researcher write a research proposal at . a) So they will not forget what they are doing during .b) So they can advertise for people to take part in the the start of a study? the study. study. c) To make sure they have not left any part of the study out when they are planning it. d) To apply for ethical approval and to gain permission to access participants or sources of data
3. When might a researcher not carry out a full review of the literature at the start of a study? . a) In the case of some qualitative research designs so that the researcher is not influenced or biased by the ideas that already exist. b) To save time. c) To save money. d) If the literature is old and will not provide a firm basis for the study.
4. What is a hypothesis? a) A statement that the researcher wants to test through the data collected in a study. b) A research question the results will answer. c) A theory that underpins the study. d) A statistical method for calculating the extent to which the results could have happened by chance
5. What does the term 'reliability' indicate? a) We can trust that the research has being carried out to a high standard. . b) That the results are accurate. c) That the researcher can be trusted. d) That the tool of data collection can be regarded as measuring accurately and consistently.
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