Methods of Research Quiz

Part 1. Alternative-Response Type. Write TRUE if the statement is correct; otherwise, write FALSE.

  1. The research problem or topic must not undermine the moral and spiritual values of the people; thus, it must not advocate the promotion of antisocial values.
  2. The researchable topic must show or pave the way for the solution of a problem or problems intended to be solved.
  3. The general statement of the problem and the specific sub-problems or questions should be formulated after conducting the research.
  4. The research problem or topic must be chosen by the researcher himself; this is to avoid blaming others or offering excuses for any obstacle encountered.
  5. The research topic must be within the specialization of the researcher for him to work easier on familiar grounds.
  6. In choosing a research topic, the researcher must consider then hazards involved, either physical, social or legal.
  7. Generally, the research title is formulated before the start of the research.
  8. After formulation, the title of the research can no longer be revised and refined.
  9. If the title contains more than one line, it must be written in a pyramid pattern, all words in capital letters.
  10. Each specific question in the statement of the problem is researchable apart from the other questions.
  11. The number of specific questions in the research problem should range from three to five only.
  12. In the Definition of Terms, only terms and words which have special or unique meanings in the study are defined.
  13. The researcher may not develop his own definition; rather he may only gather definitions from encyclopaedias, books, magazines, newspaper articles, etc.
  14. The materials to be cited in the Review of Related Literature and Studies must be as recent as possible.
  15. In writing the Statement of the Problem, it is customary to state specific sub-problems in declarative forms.
  16. Research employs only quantitative and statistical methods.
  17. In a research paper, the two forms of hypotheses are the operational and null forms.
  18. In experimental investigations, hypotheses have to be explicit, they have to be expressed.
  19. Oftentimes, especially in descriptive and historical researches, assumptions are not explicitly expressed but left implicit, that is, they are unwritten.
  20. Hypotheses are usually stated in the null form because testing a null hypothesis is easier than in the operational hypothesis.

Part 2. Modified Alternative-Response Type. Write TRUE if the statement is correct or factual; otherwise, write the term or information which will make it correct. (Consider only the highlighted). 

  1. An assumption is a tentative conclusion or answer to specific question raised at the beginning of the investigation.
  2. A directive research has the purpose of determining the future operation of the variables under investigation.
  3. A basic or pure research is then application of the results of a certain research or development of theories and principles.
  4. In the holistic approach of research, the researcher attempts to identify and isolate the components of the research situation.
  5. In evaluation research, the focus is on finding or developing a more suitable instrument or process than has been available.
  6. In experimental research, the researcher studies the relationships of the variables.
  7. In exploratory research, the experimenter studies the effects of the variables on each other.
  8. Holistic, descriptive, and experimental are the three major research methods.
  9. A research problem is any significant, perplexing and challenging situation, real or artificial, the solution of which requires reflective thinking.
  10. Research is a careful, critical, disciplined inquiry varying in technique and method according to the nature and conditions of the problem identified, directed toward the clarification or resolution of a problem.