Research Process Quiz

College of San Mateo Library

 

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Course Title:

 

Instructor's Name:

 

Directions: A passing score on this quiz is 8 out of 10 answers correct. This quiz can only be submitted ONCE. If you submit the quiz more times, all the subsequent scores are invalid. Your first quiz score for this tutorial will be recorded on your Yellow Reporting Form when you come to the Writing Center (18-104).

 

1. A simple definition of "research" is searching for and gathering information.

True

 

False

 

 

2. What is a relatively narrow area of interest that can be thoroughly researched and discussed within the page length guidelines given by your instructor?

Concept

 

Subject Area

 

Research Topic

 

 

3. What is an advantage of most online research databases?

Spell Check

 

Currency

 

False Hits

 

History (old sources)

 

 

4. Scholarly journals almost always cite their sources in the form of footnotes or bibliographies.

True

 

False

 

 

5. A print resource has the following advantage:

False Hits

 

Flexibility

 

History (old sources)

 

No Cross References

 

 

6. An abstract is a brief summary of an article.

True

 

False

 

 

7. Psychology Today is an example of a:

Scholarly Journal

 

Popular Magazine

 

 

8. Research in which information is gathered from published materials is called.

Empirical Research

 

Bibliographic Research

 

Oral Research

 

 

9. Your research topic should probably include at least two concepts.

True

 

False

 

 

10. Concepts are often referred to as main ideas.

True

 

False

 

 

Note: A passing score on this quiz is 8 out of 10 answers correct. This quiz can only be submitted ONCE. If you submit the quiz more times, all the subsequent scores are invalid. Your first quiz score for this tutorial will be recorded on your Yellow Reporting Form when you come to the Writing Center (18-104).