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Coursework – Research Review -Sample Question paper with answers

Multiple Choice Questions

  1. In the process of conducting research ‘Formulation of Hypothesis” is followed by
    a. Statement of Objectives
    b. Analysis of Data
    c. Selection of Research Tools
    d. Collection of Data
    Answer: d. Collection of Data
  2. What is the purpose of doing research
    a. To identify the problem
    b. To search the solution
    c. Both a and b
    d. None of these
    Answer :c. Both a and b
  3. The method of reasoning in which a conclusion is known from two statements is called-
    a. Empiricism
    b. Inductive method
    c. Hypothesis
    d. Syllogism
    Answer :d. Syllogism
  4. The method that consists of collection of data through observation and experimentation, formulation and testing of hypothesis is called
    a. Empirical method
    b. Scientific method
    c. Scientific information
    d. Practical knowledge
    Answer : b. Scientific Method
  5. All research process starts with
    a. Hypothesis
    b. Experiments to test hypothesis
    c. Observation
    d. All of these
    Answer : a. Hypothesis
  6. Which one of these is NOT normally associated with qualitative data
    a. Piecharts
    b. Narrative
    c. Images
    d. Words
    Answer : a. Pie Chart
  7. A study is based on 30 people across three focus groups. What type of study is this?
    a. Structuredstudy
    b. Qualitative study
    c. Quantitativestudy
    d. Questionnaire study
    Answer : b. Qualitative study
  8. The collection of data using questionnaires, but it also includes other techniques (e.g. structured observation and structured interviews) known as
    b. Survey
    c. Casestudy
    d. None of the above
    Answer : b. Survey
  9. The researcher is involved in the acts under study, s/he causes changes and monitors the outcomes, known asCase study
    a. Action
    b. research
    c. Surveys
    d. Ethnography
    Answer : d. Ethnography
  10. Which is an essential element of report writing-
    a. Hypothesis
    b. Reference
    c. Conclusion
    d. None
    Answer : a. Hypothesis
  11. Theory that developed from data generated by a series of observations or interviews principally involving and inductive approach
    a. Experiment
    b.Grounded theory
    c. ActionResearch
    d. Ethnography
    Answer : d. Hypothesis
  12. Which of the following is not a source of data which is appropriate for qualitative study?
    a. Experiments
    b. Participant observations
    c. Both
    d. None
    Answer : c. Both
  13. Which proposal section is intended to describe the purpose with a full statement of the research
    a. Bibliography
    b. Introduction
    c. Both
    d. None
    Answer : a. Bibliography
  14. What helps to agree timing, agree resources allocation and also draw boundaries
    a. The observation form
    b. The content
    c. Theabstract
    d. The proposal
    Answer : d. The Proposal
  15. Testing hypothesis is a-
    a. Inferentialstatistics
    b. Descriptive statistics
    c. Datapreparation
    d. Data analysis
    Answer : a. Inferential Statistics
  16. Which of the following is non- probability sampling?
    a. Snowball
    b. Random
    c. Cluster
    d. Stratified
    Answer : b. Random
  17. The timing section of a proposal will NOT include
    a. Guidelines on ethics
    b. Deadlines for ending data collection
    c. Both
    d. None of the above
    Answer : a. Guidelines on ethics
  18. In a group interview there are-
    a. One interviewer and one interviewee
    b. More than one interviewer and one interviewee
    c. One interviewer and more than one interviewee
    d. More than One interviewer and more than one interviewee
    Answer : c. One interviewer and more than one interviewee
  19. Which of the following are associated with behavioral observation
    a. Non-verbal analysis
    b. Linguistic analysis
    c. Spatial analysis
    d. All
    Answer : d. All
  20. Uniting various qualitative methods with quantitative methods can be called as……..
    a. Coalesce
    b. Triangulation
    c. Bipartite
    d. Impassive
    Answer : b. Triangulation Section B

Essay Questions

  1. Explain the basic concept of paper writing.
    Paper writing is a summary of a research project written by a university student. The student researches a selected topic. The research paper begins with an outline of the project in 2-3 pages. This is followed by purpose to give the department an idea of what the research is about; it’s importance.
    It contains typically following elements. 
    • Title ( In the form of a question)
    • Brief overview of the research topic includes a summary of what is already known about it.
    • Statement of the research question, project will answer the question raised in the title
    • An explanation of why this research question is important and why this project is worth writing.
    • A description of how the methods that the researcher plans to use to answer the research question.
  2. Why it is important to mention the bibliography and references in report writing.
    The purpose of bibliography is to give author the credit to the work that one has consulted during the research. It also gives reader an information on where to find more details about the topic by delving into the research used to write concept paper. Details include:
    • Initials of the author
      Date & Title of Publication
    • Title of the journal article, volume, or chapter (as required)
  3. What are the characteristic features of a hypothesis?
    Hypothesis is a specific statement of purpose. Its characteristics are as follows:
    • Should be clear and precise , for it be considered as reliable
    • Should state relationship between two variables
    • Should be specific leaving no scope for further testing
    • Simple explanation, easily understood and is not related to significance
  4. Define at least five methods of data collection.
    Data collection is a procedure of collecting, measuring and analyzing accurate insights for research using standard validated techniques. In person Interviews:
    • Indepth analysis and gives a high degree of confidence on the data Mail surveys: Can be sent out to anyone, there are no barriers as such byr is expensive and might have errors.
    • Phone survey: High reach and high degree of confidence on the data that is collected.
    • Web/online survey: Low cost option, high reach.

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