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Dept. of M.B.A.
Sem. I
Mid Term Examination Septemer !"#$.
S%&e't Code (Name) - *#"$+ B%,ine,, -e,ear'. Met.od,
Max. Mar/,) 0". D%ration) #)1" Hr,.
1) All Questions from Section-II are compulsory.
1. Define research. State its importance in business environment.
Discuss the research process with suitable examples.
. Define research !esi"n # explain its characteristics
Define Qualitative $esearch approach # explains pros # cons of it.
1. %rs. Smith is writin" her !aily observations of a stu!ent an! writes& without interpretation& that the
stu!ent is not completin" the class wor' an! is constantly spea'in" out of turn. (hich of the
followin" ob)ectives !oes she appear to be usin"*
a. pre!iction
b. !escription
c. explanation
!. exploration
. (hich of the followin" is a form of research typically con!ucte! by teachers& counselors& an! other
professionals to answer +uestions they have an! to specifically help them solve local problems*
a. action research
b. basic research
c. pre!ictive research
!. orientation research
,. -ow much confi!ence shoul! you place in a sin"le research stu!y*
a. you shoul! completely trust a sin"le research stu!y.
b. you shoul! trust research fin!in"s after !ifferent researchers have foun! the same fin!in"s
c. neither a nor b
!. both a an! b
.. /he !evelopment of a soli! foun!ation of reliable 'nowle!"e typically is built from which type of
a. basic research
b. action research
c. evaluation research
!. orientation research
0. (hich form of reasonin" is the process of !rawin" a specific conclusion from a set of premises*
a. rationalism
b. !e!uctive reasonin"
c. in!uctive reasonin"
!. probabilistic
1. 2thics is the set of principles an! "ui!elines that help us to uphol! the thin"s we value.
a. /rue
b. 3alse
4. (hich of the followin" is necessary in obtainin" informe! consent*
a. A !escription of the statistical analyses that will be carrie! out
b. A !escription of the purpose of the research
c. A !escription of the reliability an! vali!ity of test instruments
!. A list of publications that the researcher has ha! in the last ten years
5. (hich of the followin" nee!6s) to be obtaine! when !oin" research with chil!ren*
a. Informe! consent from the parent or "uar!ian
b. Assent from the chil! if he or she is capable
c. Informe! consent from the chil!
!. 7oth a an! b
8. (hich of the followin" is true about the use of !eception in research*
a. It shoul! never be use!
b. It can be use! anytime
c. If there is !eception in a stu!y& the participants may nee! to be !ebriefe!
!. /he use of !eception must be outwei"he! by other benefits of the stu!y
e. 7oth c an! ! are true
19. (hich of the followin" "enerally cannot be !one in +ualitative stu!ies con!ucte! in the fiel!*
a. :ettin" informe! consent
b. ;eepin" participants from physical harm
c. %aintainin" consent forms
!. -avin" full anonymity rather than )ust confi!entiality
11. /he "roup that receives the experimental treatment con!ition is the <<<<<.
a. 2xperimental "roup
b. =ontrol "roup
c. >articipant "roup
!. In!epen!ent "roup
1. (hich of the followin" control techni+ues available to the researcher controls for both 'nown an!
un'nown variables*
a. 7uil!in" the extraneous variable into the !esi"n
b. %atchin"
c. $an!om assi"nment
!. Analysis of covariance
1,. /he "roup that !oes not receive the experimental treatment con!ition is the <<<<<<<<.
a. 2xperimental "roup
b. =ontrol "roup
c. /reatment "roup
!. In!epen!ent "roup
1.. /here are a number of ways in which confoun!in" extraneous variables can be controlle!. (hich
control techni+ue is consi!ere! to be the best*
a. $an!om assi"nment
b. %atchin"
c. =ounterbalancin"
!. ?one of the above
10. (hich of the followin" coul! be use! for ran!omly assi"nin" participants to "roups in an
experimental stu!y*
a. Split-half 6e.".& first half versus secon! half of a school !irectory)
b. 2ven versus o!! numbers
c. @se a list of ran!om numbers or a computer ran!omiAation pro"ram
!. Bet the researcher !eci!e which "roup will be the best
11. A "oo! +ualitative problem statementC
a. Defines the in!epen!ent an! !epen!ent variables
b. =onveys a sense of emer"in" !esi"n
c. Specifies a research hypothesis to be teste!
!. Specifies the relationship between variables that the researcher expects to fin!
14. /he DtoolE function of theory is toC
a. SummariAe existin" 'nowle!"e
b. SummariAe existin" hypotheses
c. Su""est new relationships an! ma'e new pre!ictions
!. Su""est new theories
15. /he statement of purpose in a research stu!y shoul!C
a. I!entify the !esi"n of the stu!y
b. I!entify the intent or ob)ective of the stu!y
c. Specify the type of people to be use! in the stu!y
!. Describe the stu!y
18. (hy is the statement D(hat are the effects of extracurricular activities on co"nitive !evelopment
of school a"e chil!renE not a "oo! statement of a +uantitative research +uestion*
a. 7ecause there is no connection between extracurricular activities an! co"nitive !evelopment
b. 7ecause there are not enou"h school a"e chil!ren en"a"e! in extracurricular activities to con!uct
the stu!y
c. 7ecause the stu!y woul! be too !ifficult to !o "iven all the !ifferent extracurricular activities
!. 7ecause the statement was not specific enou"h to provi!e an un!erstan!in" of the variables bein"
9. A +ualitative research +uestionC
a. As's a +uestion about some process& or phenomenon to be explore!
b. Is "enerally an open-en!e! +uestion
c. both a an! b are correct
!. ?one of the above
1. Accor!in" to the text& which of the followin" or!ers is the recommen!e! in the flowchart of the
!evelopment of a research i!ea*
a. $esearch topic& research problem& research purpose& research +uestion& hypothesis
b. $esearch topic& research purpose& research problem& research +uestion& hypothesis
c. $esearch topic& research problem& research purpose& research +uestion& hypothesis
!. $esearch topic& hypothesis& research problem& research +uestion& research purpose
. It is essential that you evaluate the +uality of internet resources because information obtaine! via
the internet ran"es from very poor to very "oo!.
a. /rue b. 3alse
,. One step that is not inclu!e! in plannin" a research stu!y isC
a. I!entifyin" a researchable problem
b. A review of current research
c. Statement of the research +uestion
!. =on!uctin" a meta-analysis of the research
e. Developin" a research plan
.. Sources of researchable problems can inclu!eC
a. $esearchersF own experiences as e!ucators
b. >ractical issues that re+uire solutions
c. /heory an! past research
!. All of the above
0. A 'ey characteristic of past research that "ui!es researchers in new research +uestions is thatC
a. 2xtensive research conclusively an! !efinitively answers research +uestions
b. Stu!ies typically "enerate more research +uestions than they answer
1. Gou shoul! try to use italics fre+uently when writin" a report.
a. /rue
b. 3alse
4. Gou shoul! try to use abbreviations sparin"ly.
a. /rue
b. 3alse
5. @se wor!s for numbers that be"in a sentence an! for numbers that are below ten.
a. /rue
b. 3alse
8. Gou shoul! !ouble space all material in the manuscript.
a. /rue
b. 3alse
,9. (hich of the followin" is not one of the seven ma)or parts to the research report*
a. $esults
b. Abstract
c. %etho!
!. 3ootnotes
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