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Practice Assignment MBA206

Practice Assignment 1
Course Name – Business Research Methods (MBA206)
Choose the correct alternative from the following
The literature review that the researcher writes becomes the
Conceptual framework for the
b. Theoretical framework for the research
research project
c. Methodological framework for
d. Analytical framework for the research
the research project
The four frameworks approach to the research project is an approach whereby
a. The researcher uses one of four
b. Where the researcher carries out four
frameworks to help design the
research projects
research project
c. The first framework, the
d. Four methodologies are used in the
conceptual framework, shapes,
research project
supports and directs the other
three frameworks
A case study research methodology is useful in
a. Studies that involve very large
b. The study of a bounded entity, such as a
business, or a class, or a club, or an event
c. Studies that involve large
d. Statistical analysis
populations spread over large
geographic areas
The first question a researcher asks themselves when they start a research project is
a. Why do I have to do this?
c. What am I going to do?
A proposal is also known as a
a. Work plan
c. Draft plan
b. Prospectus
d. All of these
The purpose of the research proposal is
a. To generate monetary sources
for the organization
c. To discuss the research efforts of
b. Who can I get to help me with this?
d. When am I going to be finished with this?
b. To present management question to be
researched and its importance
d. None of these
others who have worked on
related management question
The well conceptualized research statement/question contains all of
a. The key concepts in the research
b. Literature to be used in the research
c. The data gathering methods to
be used in the research project
d. Data gathered for the research project
One of the most critical steps in any research project is the process of
a. Engaging with the research
c. Engaging as many research
participants as possible
Surveys tend to be
a. Qualitative research projects, or
largely qualitative research
c. Quantitative research projects,
or largely quantitative research
A primary source is also called
a. An original source
c. An unusual source
big sheet of paper
c. To establish that the data has
c. Close observation and distant
Observation studies produce
a. Quantitative data
c. Quantitative or qualitative data
d. Image-based research projects, or largely
image-based research projects
b. A secondary source
d. An unexpected source
b. Reference details
d. Valid data
b. To establish where the data came from
and whether or not this is a reputable
d. Convert the data into primary source data
d. A primary source
The main kinds of observation used in data gathering are
a. Near observation and distant
feminist research projects
the right appeal for the research
A secondary source is something written about a primary source, a secondary source often
builds on
a. An unusual source
b. A cryptic source
c. A secondary source
b. Feminist research projects, or largely
When using data from a secondary source the first thing to do is
a. To write all of the data out on a
size possible
d. Limiting its scope
Secondary sources do not provide
a. Original information or evidence
c. Useful data
b. Growing the research project to the largest
b. Participant observation, non-participant
observation (or simple observation) and
covert observation
d. Researcher observation and nonresearcher observation
b. Qualitative data
d. No data
Participant observation is a data gathering method in which
a. The research participants
participate in the action being
the action being observed
c. The researcher participates in
d. No one participates in the action being
the action being observed
The decision to use observation in any study is taken in response to
a. The wishes of the researcher
c. The data requirements of the
b. The research supervisor participates in
research project and the
location of that data
For a research project to be rigorous it must
a. Be difficult to carry out and
c. Very big and very complex
b. The wishes of the research supervisor
d. The wishes of the participants in the
b. Adhere to the scientific principles of
d. Designed by the research supervisor
rather than the researcher
In a pilot study
a. The researcher tests the design
of the research project, usually
the data gathering method(s) to
be used in the research project,
before carrying out the research
c. The research project is designed
but it is not carried out
In focus groups and in group interviews
a. The researcher is the focus of
c. The group dynamic is used to
help generate the required data
Bias in research is
b. The research supervisor carries out the
d. The student researcher learns how to
carry out research
b. The group is the focus of attention
d. The group dynamic is often beyond the
control of the researcher
a. Anything that compromises or
b. The way researchers tend to favour
contaminates the research or
particular areas of research
the data
c. The way researchers tend to
d. The way researchers tend to favour
favour particular methodologies
particular methods of research
in research
In qualitative research interviews are usually conducted
a. In research laboratories
c. Using a loosely designed
b. In a structured and systematic manner
d. In a haphazard manner
interview schedule
Semi-structured interview and focus group schedules allow
a. The researcher the opportunity
to express themselves relatively
freely with regard to the
b. Participants the opportunity to express
themselves relatively freely with regard to
the phenomenon under investigation
phenomenon under
c. The research supervisor the
opportunity to express
themselves relatively freely with
regard to the phenomenon
under investigation
Interviewee verification is an aid to
a. Reviewing the literature
c. Developing the analytical
opportunity to express themselves
relatively freely with regard to the
phenomenon under investigation
b. Developing the methodological
d. Establishing the validity of the data
gathered, and consequently it is an aid to
establishing the validity of the research
Questionnaires are used primarily to gather
a. Quantitative data
c. Quantitative and qualitative
d. Gatekeepers in the research the
b. Qualitative data
d. Secondary data
Questionnaires can also be used to gather:
a. Quantitative data
c. Quantitative and qualitative
b. Qualitative data
d. Secondary data