Example Multiple Choice Questions

**Psychology 3301-001 - Intermediate Research Methods**

**Instructor - Dr Jeremy Jackson**

1) According to lecture, the two basic types of survey are:

a) Evaluatory and feedback

b) Employee and customer

c) Long and short

d) Measurement and assessment

2) Benchmarking is the process of:

a) Estimating a sample mean

b) Determining a true score for a respondent

c) Comparing a score obtained at one tie or in one group to another time or other group

d) Taking a representative sample

e) None of the above

3) It is the job of the project manager to:

a) Identify a need for the project

b) Align the project objectives with the strategic plan

c) Conduct a post-project evaluation of the merits of the project

d) Determine resources required to complete the project

e) Identify new opportunities for similar projects

4) Which of the following is not a set of steps in a survey project:

a) Define objectives, determine the sampling frame and determine the sampling procedure

b) Data entry, data analysis, data dissemination and action planning

c) Survey design, item design, writing the project brief

d) Survey administration, project evaluation

e) All of the above are steps in a survey project

5) In lecture it was argued that two critical questions of the executive sponsor are:

a) How many subjects should we sample and how many items should the survey have

b) What is the budget for the survey and how many items should the survey have

c) Who will see the results of the survey and what will be done with the results of the survey

d) How many years will the survey be conducted for and will the survey be conducted in electronic form

e) None of the above

6) The calculation of a mean score for all respondents on question 1 of the survey is an example of:

a) Multivariate analysis

b) Univariate analysis

c) Statistical modeling

d) Hypothesis testing

e) None of the above

7) Let's say we have two questions and two respondents. Say Jane scored "3" on question 1 and "5" on question 2. Say Fred scored "1" on question 1 and "5" on question 2. what is the Euclidean distance between Fred and Jane in variable space?

a) 0

b) 2

c) 5

d) 1

e) None of the above

8) In variable space, the axes of the space represent:

a) Variables

b) Subjects

c) Both variables and subjects

d) Scores of the first two subjects on all the variables

e) None of the above

9) In simple linear regression, the regression line is plotted in such a way that:

a) It minimizes the sum of the squared distances subject's scores are from the line

b) It minimizes the sum of the distances subject's scores are from the line

c) It maximizes the sum of the squared distances subject's scores are from the line

d) It maximizes the sum of the distances subject's scores are from the line

e) None of the above

10) If the equation for the regression line is y=bo+b1X1+b2X2, and bo=1, b1=1 and b2=.5, what value of "y" would we estimate for a person that said "4" and "5" to questions 1 and 2 respectively?

a) 6.5

b) 7.5

c) 10

d) 9

e) None of the above