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Model Question Paper

Subject Code: MCC 301
Subject Name: Research Methodology
Credits: 4
Part A (One mark questions)
1. ________ studies try to determine the frequency with which something occurs.

a. Formulative research studies
b. Diagnostic research studies
c. Descriptive research studies
d. Hypothesis testing research studies
2. Internal consistency reliability indicates the_______ of the test.
a. validity
b. homogeneity
c. correlation coefficient
d. Invalid

3. The size of the parent population must be known to the _______.
a. Sample
b. statistic
c. investigator
d. Parameter
4. A complete enumeration of all the items in the population is called a ___________.
a. Census survey
b. Census inquiry
c. sample design
d. sample survey
5. Desired level of _____ the result of the survey decides the method adopted for sampling.
a. Measurability
b. Precision
c. finance
d. Purpose

Part B (Two mark questions)
1. Behavioral scientists have to use the ___________ scale because of the nature of their
a. Nominal
b. Ordinal
c. Ratio
d. Interval
2. Stratification is done on the basis of demographic variables like age, income, education
and gender.
a. True
b. False
c. Insufficient data
d. Invalid data
3. If each collection of sample variances is divided by the known population variance and
when these quotients are multiplied by (n – 1), _________ is obtained.
a. Chi-square (χ2) Test
b. t distribution
c. F distribution
d. Degrees of Freedom
4. Specify the precision and the confidence level and calculate the _____.
a. Variables
b. sample size
c. Parameters
d. Size of population
5. _________studies are extremely useful to study current patterns of behaviour or opinion.

a. Multiple cross-sectional
b. Cross-sectionals
c. Longitudinal
d. Two-tiered research

Part C (Four mark questions)
1. In __________, the researcher uses the information and facts already available, and
analyses them to make a critical evaluation.
a. Basic Research
b. Descriptive Research
c. Analytical Research
d. Applied Research

2. Following are true or false:
i. Absolute zero is a condition when anything of the property being measured, exists.
ii. The ordinal scale places events in an order.
iii. The intervals are adjusted to be equal in terms of some established rule.

a. Only ii and iii are true
b. Only i and iii are true
c. All are true
d. All are false

3. _________variance refers to variation in the mean of each group from the total or grand
mean of all groups.
a. Within-groups
b. Between-groups
c. Complex analysis of variance
d. One-way analysis

4. In _______ if the calculated value of χ2 exceeds the table value, the difference between
the observed and expected frequencies is taken as significant but if the table value is
more than the calculated value of χ2, then the difference between the observed and
expected frequencies is considered as insignificant, i.e., considered to have arisen as a
result of chance and as such can be ignored.
a. Degrees of freedom
b. Central limit theorem
c. Sampling distribution of proportion
d. Sampling Theory

5. A careful determination of the factors that led to the success or failure of a community
project may be conducted in _____.
a. Longitudinal research design
b. Panel study
c. Case study research design
d. Cohort study

Answer Keys
Part - A Part - B Part - C
Q. No. Ans. Key Q. No. Ans. Key Q. No. Ans. Key
1 b 1 d 1 c
2 b 2 a 2 a
3 c 3 c 3 b
4 b 4 b 4 d
5 b 5 b 5 c