Test Bank For Practical Research Planning And Design 11th Edition By PEARSON
ABOUT THIS INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL AND TEST BANK
This instructor’s manual and test bank provides suggested learning activities and test questions for Chapters 1 through 13 of the textbook.
I. Learning Activities
The suggested learning activities feature short-term group projects or hands-on activities to reinforce major concepts and issues from each chapter.
II. Test Bank
The test bank includes multiple-choice and essay questions for each chapter. The multiple-choice items have been developed to assess both basic and higher level learning. The essay questions are integrated and process-oriented.
Directions for the Test Bank Items
Although students are likely to be familiar with both multiple-choice and essay exam formats, it is still a good idea to provide clear instructions for how to respond to your questions. Here are examples of directions for exams that contain a mix of multiple-choice and essay questions:
For hand-scored exams:
Directions. Read each question and all alternatives carefully. For multiple-choice questions, circle the letter that corresponds to the one best answer. For essay questions, use the space provided and the backs of pages to write your response. Make sure you understand each question before you attempt to answer it. If you have questions about the items on the exam, ask for clarification. If you want to explain your thinking about any item on the exam, you may write a note to me on the exam.
For machine-scored exams:
Directions. Read each question and all alternatives carefully. For multiple-choice questions, blacken the circle that corresponds to the one best answer. For essay questions, use the sheet(s) of paper attached to your answer sheet to write your responses. Make sure you understand each question before you attempt to answer it. If you have questions about the items on the exam, ask for clarification. If you want to explain your thinking about any item on the exam, you may write a note to me on the exam.
In addition to receiving these directions, students should be informed of point values for all items. This information is particularly important for essay questions, as it allows students to make strategic decisions about how to spend the available time.
Guidelines for Scoring Tests
An answer key, which includes model responses for the essay questions, is provided after each chapter’s test bank items. Scoring of multiple-choice items is fairly straightforward. You may want to keep a running tally of the specific incorrect answers chosen by your students as you score their exams. This simple method of item analysis will allow you to make informed decisions about the fairness of any particular item for the group being tested. It may also offer insights for future instruction or item revisions. If you allow students to defend their multiple-choice answers, you will need to make some judgments about whether a student understands the concept being tested in spite of choosing an incorrect response.
Scoring responses to the essay questions will be more subjective and time consuming. Model answers are provided to assist you in scoring essay responses in a consistent and reliable manner. However, these criteria may need to be revised or expanded to match what was actually presented, emphasized, or discussed in your classes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Nature and Tools of Research 5
Chapter 2 The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process 10
Chapter 3 Review of the Related Literature 15
Chapter 4 Planning Your Research Project 22
Chapter 5 Writing the Research Proposal 28
Chapter 6 Descriptive Research 32
Chapter 7 Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Ex Post Facto Designs 38
Chapter 8 Analyzing Quantitative Data 44
Chapter 9 Qualitative Research Methods 50
Chapter 10 Historical Research 55
Chapter 11 Analyzing Qualitative Data 59
Chapter 12 Mixed-Methods Designs 62
Chapter 13 Planning and Preparing a Final Research Report 66
Answer Key 71