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Quiz 8 :

Information Collection: Qualitative and Observational Methods

Quiz 8 :

Information Collection: Qualitative and Observational Methods

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It is a characteristic of group interaction that new ideas will be readily accepted.
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Projective techniques are used when it is believed that respondents cannot or will not answer meaningfully to direct questions about the reasons for their behavior or attitudes.
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A member of a focus group will respond with more meaningful answers if he or she feels pressured by other group members.
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In projective techniques, the more ambiguous the object presented to a respondent, the more the respondent has to project himself or herself.
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In a series of focus groups that is addressing a single research purpose, there should be no change in the questions raised by the moderator.This will ensure that the answers are comparable across groups.
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The order of discussion in a focus group goes from the specific to the general.
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Third-person techniques can be used to overcome a respondent's tendency to give socially acceptable answers on some issues.
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A perceived constraint slowing down the use of qualitative research is the Comparatively higher expenses associated with the collection of qualitative data.
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Focus groups should always include respondents from all age groups in order to provide various points of view.
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Semi structured interviewing techniques allow for the follow-up of unexpected information or attitudes.
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When doing in-depth interviews, a researcher should not ask respondents to recommend other knowledgeable sources because such an unrepresentative sample may bias the results of the research.
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Individual in-depth interviews are unrestricted by a specific set of topics to be covered.
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When looking at the results of a series of focus groups, any analyst can find comments which represent his or her perception of the research issue.
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Qualitative research methods are used when it is not possible or desirable to obtain information from respondents using formal or fully structured methods.
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A focus group moderator must often discourage group interaction in the interest of staying on a subject.
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To conduct a successful focus group, it is necessary to translate the research purpose into a set of questions that will be asked of the research results.
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It is believed that the stimulation of the group situation in a focus group makes new ideas and more meaningful answers possible.
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In nondirective interviewing, an interviewer lets the respondent determine the direction of the questioning without interfering.
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A focus group moderator should avoid the use of jargon or technical terms when dealing with an unsophisticated group.
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The moderator of a focus group should ensure that all participants are able to discuss their opinions and feelings.This may mean encouraging those who are quiet and controlling those members who might dominate the discussion.
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