CHES Review Questions

Which statement is NOT true about participant observation?
A. It can provide guidance on sampling interviewees
B. It includes informal interviews in the field
C. It yields best results when it is covert
D. It aims for understanding of the setting's culture cognitively and by "feeling" it
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Which statement is true about interviewers during qualitative, in-depth interviews?
A. They try to avoid using probes or follow-up questions
B. They read each question exactly as it appears on the interview questionnaire
C. They need to convey genuine interest in the interviewee's responses
D. They agree with the participant's responses and take their side to build rapport
Which statement is a good recommendation about field notes?
A. If the budget permits, substitute audio or video recording for written notes
B. Write down the main events and ignore small talk and routine info
C. Reread notes often, and record any ideas that come to you during the process of rereading
D. To maintain objectivity, write about what happened in the field and what others said, but avoid writing about how you felt
Which statement is true about selection in qual research?
A. A researcher does not need to write a strategy for selecting cases in the research proposal. The best strategy will become apparent as the research proceeds
B. Participants can help recruit other participants
C. In selecting participants, a researcher should strive for maximum variation
D. If possible, random sampling is the gold standard
Which statement is NOT true about someone who uses qualitative research methods?
A. They often assume an identity other than their own
B. They use rigorous, systematic methods
C. They usually need to interact with people in the setting to gain access
D. They can change the data collection strategy if the initial data suggest this is necessary
What is a major weakness of this survey item: "How old were you when your parents first took you to a restaurant? i. under 6 months; ii. 6 to 12 months; iii. 13 to 24 months; iv. 25 months or older?"
A. It is a double barreled question
B. It is not mutually exclusive
C. Respondents are not fully capable of answering
D. It uses jargon