Research Methods Exam One – All responses require an APA version 6
citation • Note Citating the textbook is not the proper way to cite your responses
because textbook have numerous contributors. You must properly give credit to the
creator of the work. 1. Discuss methods commonly used in selecting a research
problem 2. Identify potential sources for conducting a literature review 3. Understand
criteria for writing a high-quality literature review 4. Describe the five steps in
developing a conceptual framework 5. Discuss issues to consider in creating
research questions 6. Understand the types of variables used in research 7. List the
four important characteristics of high-quality hypotheses 8. Discuss the three major
research designs, or modes of inquiry, and their strengths and weaknesses 9.
Understand the relationship and differences between a population and a sample 10.
Discuss the different types of probability and nonprobability sampling techniques 11.
Describe how to select an appropriate sample size 12. Discuss the concept of
reliability and its types 13. Discuss the concept of validity and its types 14. Explain
the concept of nonresponse bias in data collection 15. Describe strategies for
increasing survey response rates 16. Understand the process of data coding 17.
Discuss the four scales of measurement and provide examples of variables
belonging in each one 18. Understand the four types of descriptive statistics 19
Describe the inferential statistics concepts of statistical significance, error, power,
and effect size 20 List the factors used to select an appropriate statistical design 21.
Identify the components of drawing conclusions at the end of the research proces
22. Describe the process of presenting research at an academic conference 23.
Understand how to select a journal to target for submission of a manuscript 24.
Identify the major structural components of a research article or manuscript 25.
Describe the process for submitting a manuscript to a journal for review