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Research Methodology Objective Type Questions & Answers | Research Methodology Quiz

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21 For doing external criticism (for establishing the authenticity of data) a researcher must verify
A The signature and handwriting of the author
B The paper and ink used in that period which is under study
C Style of prose writing of that period
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
22 Survey study aims at (i) knowing facts about the existing situation (ii) comparing the present status with the standard norms (iii) criticising the existing situation (iv) identifying the means of improving the existing situation
A (i) and (ii) only
B (i),(ii),(iii)and(iv)
C (ii) and (iii) only
D (i),(ii)and(iii)

Answer: (i),(ii)and(iii)
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23 Which of the following is not the characteristic of a researcher?
A He is industrious and persistent on the trial of discovery
B He is a specialist rather than a generalist
C He is objective
D He is not versatile in his interest and even in his native abilities

Answer: He is not versatile in his interest and even in his native abilities
24 The validity and reliability of a research will be at stake when
A The incident was reported after a long period of time from that of its occurrence
B The author who is the source of information is biased, incompetent or dishonest
C The researcher himself is not competent enough to draw logical conclusions.
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
25 A researcher wants to study the future of the Congress I in India. For the study which tool is most appropriate for him ?
A Rating scale
B Interview
C Schedule
D Questionnaire

Answer: Questionnaire
26 Catharsis means discharge of emotions. A teacher can let off pent-up energy of his disciples through
A Picnics / excursions
B Mock-parliament
C Celebration of festivals
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
27 Seeing a very big turnout, it was reported that JD will win the election, the conclusion was based on
A Random sampling
B Purposive sampling
C Cluster sampling
D Systematic sampling

Answer: Cluster sampling
28 A researcher divides his population into certain groups and fixes the size of the sample from each group. It is called
A Stratified sample
B Quota sample
C Cluster sample
D All of the above

Answer: Quota sample
29 Which technique is generally followed when the population is finite ?
A Purposive sampling technique
B Area sampling technique
C Systematic sampling technique
D None of the above

Answer: Systematic sampling technique
30 Which of the following is a non-probability sample ?
A Quota sample
B Simple random sample
C Purposive sample
D (a) and (c) both

Answer: (a) and (c) both
31 If a researcher is studying the effect of using laptops in his classroom to ascertain their merit and worth, he is likely conducting which type of research?
A Basic
B Applied
C Experimental
D Evaluation

Answer: Evaluation
32 A researcher selects a probability sample of 100 out of the total population. It is
A A cluster sample
B A random sample
C A systematic sample
D A stratified sample

Answer: A random sample
33 Service rules for college and university teachers should be in line with bureaucrats and executives. Do you support the statement?
A More or less with some modifications.
B Definitely not
C Yes basically, but with major variation in many cases
D All of the above

Answer: Yes basically, but with major variation in many cases
34 The most important task in teaching is
A Directing students in development of experiences
B Making assignments and hearing recitations
C Making monthly reports and maintaining records
D None of the above

Answer: Directing students in development of experiences
35 A good hypothesis should be
A Formulated in such a way that it can be tested by the data
B Precise, specific and consistent with most known facts
C Of limited scope and should not have global significance
D All of these

Answer: All of these
36 While writing research report a researcher
A Must arrange it in logical, topical and chronological order
B Must not use the numerical figures in numbers in the beginning of sentences
C Must compare his results with those of the other studies
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
37 Which of the following is a primary source of data ?
A Official records – governments’ documents, information preserved by social religious organizations etc
B Personal records, letters, diaries, auto-biographies, wills, etc.
C Oral testimony of traditions and customs
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
38 Field study is related to
A Real life situations
B Laboratory situations
C Experimental situations
D None of the above

Answer: Real life situations
39 A researcher divides the populations into PG, graduates and 10+2 students and using the random digit table he selects some of them from each. This is technically called
A Stratified sampling
B Stratified random sampling
C Representative sampling,
D None of these

Answer: Stratified random sampling
40 A statistical measure based upon the entire population is called parameter while measure based upon a sample is known as
A Sample parameter
B Inference
C None of these
D Statistic

Answer: Statistic
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