Page 1 of 27

Sikkim Manipal University
MBA - Model Question Paper Research Methodology – MB0050 (4 credits) Total Time: 2 hours
Notes: 1. Question paper has three parts i.e. Part A, Part B and Part C 2. Part A consist 40 questions of 1 mark each 3. Part B consist 20 questions of 2 marks each. 4. Part C consist 15 questions of 4 marks each. 5. All questions are compulsory [total 75 questions]

Total Marks: 140

PART A (One mark questions)
1) Carrying out an organised inquiry is called __________________. A. B. C. D. Research Survey Analysis Methodology

2) Logical reasoning process used in research is important to Model Question Paper_MB0050

Page 2 of 27

A. Draw inferences B. Make studies C. Derive problem statements D. Frame hypothesis 3) Research really begins when the researcher experiences ______________. A. Turmoil B. Difficulty C. Confusion D. Emotions 4) Observable experience in research is also called as ____________________. A. Generalisation B. Unknown phenomena C. Causal experience D. Empirical evidence 5) “The assignment of numbers to represent properties” is a definition related to A. Research B. Hypothesis C. Measurement D. Scales
Model Question Paper_MB0050

A. Nominal measurement C. Interval measurement B. Consistency D. Accurate B. Empirical evidence C. Observation 8) When ranks are assigned to objects based on their properties or characteristics then the level of measurement is described as A. Nominal Model Question Paper_MB0050 . Investigation D. This kind of study uses which level of measurement? A. Scientific 9) Delhi’s temperature in the last 2 days was less than 10 degrees compared to Chandigarh’s which was 12 degrees. Ordinal measurement D. Ratio B. Depth 7) Construct validity will be developed by the researcher based on _____________________. Theoretical reasoning B.Page 3 of 27 6) Stability means A. Broad C.

Null hypothesis B. Interval 10) _______________________________means to tell whether or not the hypothesis seems to be valid. Advertisements C. Imagination 12) When the respondent is given enough time and opportunity to answer questions given in a questionnaire.Page 4 of 27 C. Type 1 and Type 2 errors 11) From which of these a research problem could be identified? A. Unstructured D. Experiments D. Informal 13) This is used in agricultural research. A. Structured B. Formal C. Testing of hypothesis C. Daily experiences B. Model Question Paper_MB0050 . Alternative hypothesis D. Ordinal D. then such type of questionnaire is called as A.

Experience survey C. Nominal C.Page 5 of 27 A. Judgement sampling B. RB design B. Factorial design C. Convenience sampling D. Ratio 15) Collecting sample units in a ‘hit and miss’ style is applicable in which of the following sampling methods? A. Sub-sampling C. Interval D. Ordinal B. Field studies Model Question Paper_MB0050 . A. Replicated sampling 16) Formulative research is also called as ___________________________. Exploratory research B. LS design D. Experimental research D. CR design 14) “F” tests and “t” tests are used in which level of measurement? A.

Evidences 20) The most commonly used statistical average is A. Variable B. Variance 18) A distribution of respondents based on their age group is represented in what type of frequency distribution table? A. Harmonic mean D. Class interval D. Abstract characteristics C. weight and height are considered as A. One-way table 19) Length. Standard deviation Model Question Paper_MB0050 .Page 6 of 27 17) In ANOVA. Physical characteristics B. Characteristics that don’t have natural zero points D. Two-way table B. Geometric mean C. Visual D. V stands for A. Class distribution C. Vision C. Arithmetic average B.

Nonsense statistical relationship B. Statistical survey. opinion polls C. Random correlation B. ‘r’ B.Page 7 of 27 21) When petrol price is increased. Statistical survey reports. ‘x’ 23) These are the examples of secondary data A. Spurious correlation D. Mutual dependence of variables C. mail survey. judgement of the researcher B. Simple correlation C. Awareness programmes. Observational data. respondents’ answers. ‘s’ C. ‘u’ D.this could be an example depicting A. Telephone survey. Cause and effect relationship 22) Coefficient of correlation is indicated by the letter A. Government publications. watching live TV 24) When there is correlation between any 2 variable then it is A. trade journals D. Partial correlation Model Question Paper_MB0050 . inflation rate is expected to rise .

Karl Pearson B. Spearman C. Raw Model Question Paper_MB0050 . Mean 26) Since Mail surveys are more impersonal they provide more _________________. anonymity B. data should be arranged according to ascending order. A. American Statistical Institute 28) ____________________ data is readily available. originality 27) Who introduced standard deviation in statistics? A. Linear correlation 25) To calculate ___________.Page 8 of 27 D. A. Median B. A. HM C. scope C. flexibility D. Wells D. Mode D. Original B.

9 31) A value which is most repeated in a distribution is ________________. Nominal 30) How many quartiles are there? A. Mean D. A. A. Ordinal B. Median C. 3 B. 5 D. Cardinal C. 4 C. Primary D.Page 9 of 27 C. then it is ____________ level of measurement. Frequency 32) The mid-point of a particular class interval say 25-35 is Model Question Paper_MB0050 . Secondary 29) When the characteristic of a measurement level is having no order or distance or origin. Mode B. Interval D.

D.5 31. Straight line B. A. Research designs D. Reports C. Parallel line C. Graphs Model Question Paper_MB0050 .5 30 29 33) Null Hypothesis is denoted by A. Interval 35) Scatter plots and Stock plots are examples for A. 0 H 34) A good measurement scale should follow __________________ model. Tables B. H = 0 B. 29.Page 10 of 27 A. Precision D. C. H0 D. H0 C. B.

100% B.” This is applicable to you when you are A. Researcher C. Ratio 38) In Hypothesis testing. Nominal B. Receiver 37) In this type of level of measurement.Page 11 of 27 36) Ethics in a research context refers to “the appropriateness of your behavior in relation to the rights of those who become the subject of your work. Cars manufactured by an automobile company Model Question Paper_MB0050 . the level of significance is usually chosen at A.5% D. there is no quantitative value as it doesn’t have the characteristics of order. Interval D. 05% 39) Which of the following is an example for continuous variable? A. This level of measurement is A. 95% C. or are affected by it. Ordinal C. Reporter D. distance and origin. Respondent B. 10. Salary of an individual B.

4-6. 10-20. Speed and distance C. 20-40. 54-64. Date and time D. Month and year 42) Identify from the following. 1-3. 7-9. D. C. 40-80. Reliability and validity of a measuring instrument is inter-dependent. A measuring instrument that is reliable is also valid. 80-160 C. the class interval which is considered appropriate in a frequency distribution A. B. 66-76. 77-88 B. A measuring instrument that is valid need not be reliable. Temperature of a city 40) Which of these statements is true? A. 10-13 Model Question Paper_MB0050 . Distance and Origin B. PART B (Two marks questions) 41) Following are the bases upon which measurement can be classified A. Marks scored by a student D.Page 12 of 27 C. 43-53. A measuring instrument that is valid is always reliable.

Construct validity and Predictive validity B. b. Unidimensionality and Linearity 45) Name the two type statistical techniques that are applicable in Ordinal measurement. Geometric mean and Coefficient of variation B. 21-30. Face validity and Sampling validity C. A. Random sampling probability and parametric tests 46) Identify the true and false statements a. Schrodinger’s research definitions C. 31-40 43) Which of these could be an example for pure research? A. Newton’s law and Einstein’s theory of relativity B. Reliability and Non-reliability D. Scientific methods and its applications D. Mean and Standard deviation D. Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 11-20.Page 13 of 27 D. Median and Coefficient of rank order correlation C. Mail surveys are less expensive than personal interviews. 1-10. Science 44) The two type of Content Validity are – A. Mail surveys are subject to interview’s bias.

a and b is false a is false. H0 is false and is rejected B. H0 is false and is accepted C. H1 is true and rejected D. B. D. then their average savings is - A. `10000 Model Question Paper_MB0050 .Page 14 of 27 A. B’s savings is `10000 and C’s savings is `30000. H1 is true and accepted 48) If A’s savings is `5000. C. `22500 B. b is true a and b is true a is true and b is false 47) Type II error occurs when A.

Interval Model Question Paper_MB0050 . H – L C. (H + L) – (H x L) D. Dreamy and relaxed 50) Co-efficient of range is obtained by the following formula A.Page 15 of 27 C. (H – L) / (H + L) 51) Non-parametric tests usually assume __________ data. Curious and suspicious B. A. A. `15000 49) A person having a ___________ and ______________mind and who is also sensitive to practical problems could easily identify a research problem for study. Critical and imaginative D. L – H B. `25000 D. Thoughtful and sceptical C.

Research design keeps the researcher in action. A. Research D. C. Hypothetical 52) Identify the correct statement from the following – A. Research design cannot be concerned with data availability. Survey 54) What are the internal criteria for a female researcher in order to formulate a problem? 1. Original C. Dispersion C.Page 16 of 27 B. A research design is a logical and systematic representation of the data. B. Her expectations 4. Measurement B. Her feasibility Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 53) The scientific method involving a systematic step-by-step procedure following logical processes of reasoning is called as _____________________. Research design has to be kept within manageable limits. Her importance 5. Her interest 2. Quantitative D. Her competence 3. D.

Right to participate in every research study and Right to reject being counted B. 1.Page 17 of 27 6. Her resources A. 1. 5. t-test and z-test 56) While defining a problem. Recording details and verifying evidence D. v-test and u-test D. 2. 4 B. Controlling conditions and training investigators C. 2. 6 C. 6 55) Which are the two most important parametric tests? A. Building a conceptual model and defining the study objectives B. Classifying data and analysing variables in the problem 57) Mention the two rights of respondents with respect to privacy. 3. 3. 4. 2. Right to view the other respondent’s answers and Right to be public about it Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 5 D. x-test and y-test B. the next steps in the process after developing a title are – A. A. f-test and q-test C. Right not to participate in any research study and Right to participate beyond a certain limit C.

Principle of randomness and Principle of locality D. then it is A. Invalid C. Correlation C.25 runs” is accepted.Page 18 of 27 D. Regression D. Principle of replication and Principle of experimentation B. Right to intervene with researcher and Right to mislead researcher 58) When a null hypothesis stating that “Average test score of Gautham Gambhir is 88. False D. Risk B. Principle of replication and Principle of randomisation C. Research design 60) Professor Fisher has enumerated three principles of experimental designs out of which 2 are A. True 59) A conjectural statement of the relationship between the two or more variables is defined as – A. Principle of authority and Principle of responsibility PART C (Four marks questions) Model Question Paper_MB0050 . Hypothesis B.

4. 4 B. It requires extensive research personnel who are skilled 4. 3. It is expensive to obtain 2. It is time consuming 3. 5 C.Page 19 of 27 61) Identify the characteristics of research – 1. 2. Systematic 2. 4 D. 5 62) Which type of data is described here? 1. Quantitative 63) Match the following types of research with its example or meaning – First set: Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 1. 2. It is difficult to administer A. Elastic A. Secondary B. 2. Primary C. Empirical 5. 1. Controlled 3. 3. Behavioural D. Rigid 4.

Provides factual information for investigation b. 4b B. Cluster sampling 4. 3. 3a. Tests the relationship between variables d. Multi-stage sampling Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 2e. 3d. Stratified random sampling 3. 4e C. 4. 2a. 3b.Page 20 of 27 1. 1c. 1d. 1b. Applied research Action research Descriptive research Diagnostic research Second set: a. 2d. Study of an unknown problem A. 4a D. 4c 64) Match the types of sampling methods with its feature – First set: 1. Finds solutions to real-life problems or situations e. 2b. Simple random sampling 2. 2. Type of evaluation study c. 1a. 3c.

3d. Each element has an equal change of being selected A. 1e. 4c C. Also known as sequential sampling c. Increases sample’s statistical efficiency d. 1. Objectivity 4. 6 Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 4d B. 2e. 1a. 1e. Simplicity 2. Durability 6. Useful in socio-economic surveys b. 4. Flexibility A. 3. 4a 65) Identify the characteristics of a good hypothesis 1. Clarity 5.Page 21 of 27 Second set: a. 2. 3c. 3b. 6 B. 5. 2c. 3a. 2. 1. 4 D. Acceptability 3. 1c. 4. 5 C. 2b. Estimating sampling error is complicated e. 2d. 4b D.

Interim report 3. 2. More headlines and graphs can be used c. 1 D. 5. Formulating the objective of the study 5. 4. Processing and analyzing the data A. 6 67) Match the types of reports with its guidelines – First set: 1. Popular report 2. 2. 3. 6. Designing the methods of data collection 2. Technical report Second set: a. 4. 1. Collecting the data 4. 2. 1. 5. 1. 2. Written in non-technical and simple language Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 3. 4. 5. Contains all details as it is comprehensive b. 3. 6 B. 5 C.Page 22 of 27 66) Identify and arrange the steps to be followed in research design 1. 4. Summary report 4. 6. Selecting the sample 3. 3. Reporting the findings 6.

4. 4a 68) Mr. Snow-ball sampling D. Provides what was done so far and its outcome A. 4b D. 2e. 3b. 3d. Headings of all columns B. 2e. 4d B. Judgement sampling C. Designation of units C. It is also called as purposive sampling A. What should he include in the Heading while preparing this table? A. 1a. 1b. Prepared by doctoral students e. It requires more prior extensive information and does not lend itself for using inferential statistics. Cells in rows and columns 69) Which type of sampling is discussed here? 1. 4c C. 2d. Mukesh had analysed and processed some statistical data which now he wants to put in a tabular format. It is used when it is not important to study the sampling units’ overall representativeness to the population 2. 1e. Quota sampling Model Question Paper_MB0050 . It is less costly and more convenient as it guarantees inclusion of relevant elements in the sample 3. 3a. Footnotes wherever applicable D. 2c.Page 23 of 27 d. 3c. 1c. Area sampling B.

3d. Exploratory 3. Observer has to wait for the event to happen and be able to tell where and when exactly it takes place. 4d 71) Identify the true and false statements regarding Observation method – 1. 4b D. Scope of the topic and depth of the study d. 3a. Observer has to be present at the scene of the event when it takes place. 2a. Case method Second set: a. 2. 1d. 3b. 3. Observational 4. 1a. 4. Observation method poses difficulties in understanding events. Degree of formulation of the problem b. Mode of data collection c. It is slow and expensive process that needs constant technological inputs. Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 1c. Descriptive 2. 1b. 4a B. 2b. 3c. 2c. 2d. Nature of relationship between variables A. 4c C.Page 24 of 27 70) Match the following research designs with its perspective or through which the study is viewed – First set: 1.

C. 4 is true and 2. 1. it was revealed that 40% of students did not use the learning resources provided to them while another 28% complained that they didn’t get adequate resources. 2 is true and 3. 6 is incorrect B. 6 is incorrect D. 3 is false 72) Identify the correct and incorrect rules for graphical representation of data from the following 1. 1.Page 25 of 27 A. 4 is false 1 is true and 2. 5. 2. 2. 3. 6 is incorrect C. 4 is correct and 5. They should precede the textual content 5. 5. Measurements should be indicated from left to right in a horizontal line 6. 3. What would be the responsibility of the researcher in this situation? A. 1. 2. the researcher cannot assume that remaining 32% don’t care to use the resources or its availability. 5. Only grey shades to be used in case of more curves or bars 4. Title of the chart should be placed below it. 4 is false 1. 4. For vertical lines. 3. 2. 3 is correct and 2. D. is incorrect 73) In a research study. Distort the numbers to arrive at a positive conclusion B. 1. 6 is correct and 1. 2. 4. A. Each curve or bar should be numbered. 4 is false 3 is true and 1. 3. measurements should be from top to bottom. 4. Make the assumptions that views of 32% students is invalid Model Question Paper_MB0050 . B. Based on these results. 3.

1. Structure the presentation 3. It must be empirically testable 4. 4 B. Communicate to a specific audience 2.Page 26 of 27 C. It should be specific and precise 2. 4. 5. Find out the actual opinions and views of the 32% of students 74) What are the requisites of a good and successful presentation? 1. 1. It must indicate the relationship between variables A. 3. 2 Model Question Paper_MB0050 . It must have contradictory statements 5. 5 C. 5 75) From the below. Write a report representing that 68% only responded to the study D. Involve other researchers to carry out the presentation A. It should describe atleast 2 issues 3. 2. 6 D. 3. 2. Advertise research expertise 4· Be elaborate on the research complexities 5· Address validity and reliability issues 6. Communicate to all respondents 2. 1. identify the criteria for constructing hypothesis – 1.

3 C. 5 ==================Good luck====================== Model Question Paper_MB0050 . 4 D. 3. 3. 2. 1. 2. 1.Page 27 of 27 B.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful

Master Your Semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master Your Semester with a Special Offer from Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.