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Research Methodology Practice

Research Methodology Practice

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01. The first step of research is
a) selecting a problem b) searching a problemc) finding a problem d) identifying a problem
02. Research can be conducted by a person who
a) has studied research methodology b) holds a post graduate degreec) possesses thinking and reasoning ability d) is a hard worker
The research is always
a) verifying the old knowledge b) exploring new knowledgec) filling the gap between knowledge d) all of the above
04. A research problem is not feasible only when
a) it has utility and relevanceb) it consists of independent and dependent variablesc) it is new and adds to the existing stock of knowledged) it is researchable
05. The depth of any research can be judged by
a) the title of the research b) the objectives of the researchc) the total expenditure on research d) the duration of the research
06. Which of the following statement is correct?
a) reliability ensures validityb) validity ensures reliabilityc) reliability and validity are independent of each otherd) reliability does not depend on objectivity
07. Which of the following is not a method of research?
a) observation b) historicalc) survey d) philosophical
08. Which of the following statement is correct?
a) objectives of the research are stated in the first chapter of the thesisb) the researcher must possess analytical abilityc) variability is the source of problemd) all of the above
09. The main characteristic of scientific research is
a) empirical b) theoreticalc) experimental d) all of the above
10. Authenticity of research finding is its
a) originality b) validityc) objectivity d) all of the above
11. The research that applies the laws at the time of field study to draw more and more clearideas about the problem is
a) applied research b) action researchc) experimental research d) none of the above
12. Which technique is generally followed when the population is finite?
a) area sampling technique b) purposive sampling techniquec) systematic sampling technique d) none of the above
13. When a research problem is related to heterogenous population, the most suitablesampling method is
a) cluster sampling b) stratified samplingc) convenient sampling d) systematic sampling
14. Fundamental research reflects the ability to
a) synthesise new idealsb) expound new principlesc) evaluate the existing materials concerning researchd) study the existing literature regarding various topics
15. The experimental study is based on
a) the manipulation of variables b) conceptual parametersc) survey of literature d) replication of research
16. What do you consider as the main aim of inter-disciplinary research?
a) to bring out holistic approach to researchb) to over simplifying the problem of researchc) to create a new trend in research methodologyd) to reduce the emphasis of single subject in the research domain
17. The study in which the investigators attempt to trace an effect is known as
a) survey research b) ex-post facto researchc) historical research d) summative research
18. Which of the following statement is not correct?
a) lecture method can develop knowledgeb) lecture method is one way processc) lecture method can develop reasoningd) during lecture method, students are passive
19. Which of the following would you consider first as a researcher?
a) search for tools for the collection of datab) decide the appropriate methods for analyzing datac) formulate objectives of the studyd) select the sample for gathering data
20. Which is the least important in reporting the research?
a) use of stylistic language b) statement of objectivesc) description of methodologies to be used d) explanation of the major findings
21. What is statistical inference?
a) making quantitative studyb) technique of analysing statistical datac) applying statistical methods for data collectiond) reaching conclusions from statistical data
22. The most important question that a researcher interested in the application of statisticaltechniques in the analysis of research data has to ask is
a) whether the data could be quantifiedb) whether statistical techniques appropriate for the objectives are availablec) whether analysis of data would be possibled) whether worthwhile inferences could be drawn
23. A few traits are listed as
(1) keenness of observation,(2) persistence,(3) industry,(4) sociability and(5) logical reasoning.
 Which of these traits do you consider essential for a researcher?
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4b) 2, 3, 4 and 5c) 1, 2, 3 and 5d) 1, 3, 4 and 5
24. Which of the following options are the main tasks of research in modern society?
(1) to keep pace with the advancement in knowledge(2) to discover new things(3) to write a critique on the earlier writings(4) to systematically examine and critically analyse the sources with objectivitya) 1, 2, and 3b) 1 and 2c) 2, 3 and 4d) 4, 2 and 1

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