Whichever topic the research report is focused on, useable management decision-making information will emerge at every stage of the research process.
- This is untrue because we are not all aware of our levels and focus of bias.
- This is true because scientists such as researchers have to be aware of and control their personal perspectives.
- This is true because these scientific skills are objectively taught and practised.
Plagiarism is becoming less of an issue because it is now more easily detected by using systems such as Turnitin.
- This is true because even those most likely to plagiarise would be scared off by the possibility of being caught.
- This is true because knowing that there is a detection possibility does scare people off.
- Untrue because people are not all aware of the different forms of plagiarism and often plagiarise without knowing all the rules.
Research processes require a set of skills and a defined way of thinking – once taught, anybody can do it.
- This is true because everything can be taught.
- This is true because these skills are repeatable, no matter what the project.
- This is untrue because the researcher mindset is one of curiosity and questioning and not everyone has it.
When formulating the research problem, it should be done in an action-orientated way.
- This is true because we want the research to provide information to solve a particular management problem.
- Not true because researchers are not required to solve management problems.
- Not true because every researcher has to decide how to do this themselves.
Exploratory research will tell us all the reasons why some shoppers prefer shopping at Store X and why some prefer Shop Y.
- Not true because this is what exploratory research does.
- Not true because this is something no research would be able to effectively explain.
- True because exploratory research will then help us explore further reasons for customer preferences.
Research objectives are stated in these terms. i. output ii. general iii. specific iv. not process
- ii & iii
- i & ii
- i, ii, iii & iv
- i & iii
It is a good idea to find search terms to use when looking for sources to Google: i. search terms are helpful for doing this ii. search terms should not be Googled iii. only Google Scholar should be used iv. search terms are essential when Google is used
Citations should always appear at the end of the cited phrase.. i. that is the logical place for it to be ii. it depends on where the information is cited or used iii. the citation should simply be placed to clearly link the source to used information iv. it could also appear in the cited phrase
- i, ii & iii
- ii, iii & iv
- iii & iv
- i, ii & iv
This should happen when there are sources with more than three authors cited: i. the term et al. should be used ii. the term et al. should follow the mention of the first author’s surname iii. all the authors’ surnames should be mentioned when cited the first time iv. there is no hard and fast rule on this
When a source has no publication date attached to it, this rule applies: i. it should not be used as a source ii. it could be used but under the heading ‘No dates’ in the reference list iii. it may only be used as a data source but not as a referenced source iv. it could be used with the indication n.d. as the publication date