EDUC 815 Quiz Intro to Quantitative

EDUC 815 Quiz Introduction to Quantitative Research

  1. In evaluation research, which type of assessment is concerned with whether there is a demand for a particular program?
  2. Determining the worth, merit, or quality of an evaluation object is known as which of the following?
  3. A researcher has developed a theory about a student’s motivation in school. She conducts several studies to test the theory. This is an example of
  4. Pseudoscience is defined as ______.
  5. In evaluation research, if a program fails because it was poorly conceptualized, this is labeled
  6. Which of the following is an objective of educational research?
  7. What general type of research is focused on solving specific problems that local practitioners face in their schools and communities?
  8. Applied research that is focused on solving local problems is also known as which of the following?
  9. The government agency that trains air traffic controllers wants to examine how well an admissions test can differentiate candidates for air traffic controller positions who are likely to pass the training course from those who would not. In this case, the primary purpose of the study is
  10. In which of the following scenarios would you be most condent that evidence exists to support an educational practice?
  11. A researcher studies how teachers interact when they eat lunch together. She records the conversation and looks for themes, patterns, and meanings in the recorded conversation. What kind of research is the researcher carrying out?
  12. What kind of research is characterized by pluralism?
  13. An extraneous variable is ______.
  14. With what kind of research is the inductive or exploratory scientific method most closely associated?
  15. A form of qualitative research that focuses on generating a theory is known as
  16. What is the definition of an extraneous variable?
  17. A researcher carries out a study examining the effects of a new science program on scores on a standardized science test. He chooses two seventh-grade classes to carry out the study. After the study is done, he finds that the group that received the new program performed better than the control group. He also discovers, however, that the group he chose to receive the new program had better prior science achievement. In this study, the prior science achievement is
  18. A researcher studies achievement by children in poorly funded elementary schools. She develops a model that posits parent involvement as an important variable. She believes that parent involvement has an impact on children by increasing their motivation to do school work. Thus, in her model, greater parent involvement leads to higher student motivation, which in turn creates higher student achievement. Student motivation is what kind of variable in this study?
  19. What kind of research involves collecting multiple types of data?
  20. A researcher does a study of a curriculum on mass transit. She assigns a group of students from an urban school in a large city to receive the curriculum. She assigns a school in a rural area to the comparison condition. She measures the results of a posttest on the curriculum and finds that the group who received the curriculum scores higher. Her colleague argues that there is a problem in concluding that the curriculum led to better performance because urban students will know more about mass transit than rural students even without the curriculum. Urban versus rural is what kind of variable?
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