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Question Bank MBA-023(RESEARCH METHODOLOGY)

UNIT I
1.
The main air of research is to find out the truth which is hidden and has
not been discovered as yet Discuss.
2.
The task of defining the research problem often follows a sequential
procedure. Justify the statement.
3.

Explain the meaning of a research design.

4. Distinguish between statistics of attributes and statistics of variables.


5.
Explain the concept of research and its application in the various
functions of management.
6. Describe the different types of research.
7.

Is single research design suitable in all research studies? If not. Why?

8.
Describe some of the important research designs used in business
management studies.
9.

Research process.

10. Creative management, whether in public administration or private


industry. Depends on method of inquiry that maintain objectivity, clarity,
accuracy, and consistency. Discuss this statement and examine the
significance or research.
11. Describe the problems encountered by Researcher in India and its
precaution.
12. Distinguish between Research Method and Research Method and
research methodology, Specify, the criteria of good Research.
13. What do you understand by the term research design? What is its
importance? What are different types of research design? What relationship
exists between them?

14. Give your understanding of good research design . Is single research


design suitable in all research toddies? If not why
15. Describe the steps involved in Research process with suitable
illustration.
16. Interpretation is a fundamental component of research process? Explain,
Why so?
17. Provide a brief example to illustrate the importance of business research
in determining the corrective action to be taken when results from the market
place are disappointing.
18. Discuss the factors to be considered in deciding to use external supplier
of data in light of 4 Cs of research.
19. Many a time management is not convinced about the utility of research
and regards it as an unnecessary activity over which no fund should be
spent.Comment.
20. What actions guarantee good business research List criteria of good
business research.
21. Distinguish among the following sets of items and suggest the
significance of each in research context.
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Concept and construct.

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Deduction and induction

22. In your companys management development program me there was a


heated discussion between some people who claimed. Theory is impractical
and thus no good and other who claimed. Good theory is most practical
approach to problem which proposition would you take and why?
23. How do the nature and purpose of a cross sectional study differ from
those a longitudinal study? Explain.
24. When is the case study approach likely to be appropriate? What are its
distinctive features?

25. Explain, briefly, Fishers principles of replication, randomization and local


control as the three basic principles of the experimental design.
26. Define research and examine its characteristics.
27. Explain the steps in the exploratory study.
28. Explain steps involved in research process.
29. What are the different approaches to research? Explain in brief stating
their relative merits and demerits.
30. Describe the different types of research, clearly pointing out the
difference between an experiment and a survey.
31. Write a lucid note on Research Design.
32. Describe analysis of Latin-square design.
33. Write notes on Types of business problems encountered by the research.

UNIT II
34.Enumerate the different methods of collecting data.
35.What are the typical advantages of using a questionnaire? what general
guidelines should one follow in designing a questionnaire?
36. What is secondary data? What is its usefulness in the area of research in
management?
37. Examine the merits and limitations of the schedule method in collecting
data.
38. You have been asked to determine why so many management
graduates quit during their first six months of employment? How would you
find out?
39. How secondary data differs from primary data? Explain two types of
secondary data available to a researcher. Give their merits and demerits.

40.How searchers evaluate secondary data ? What type of secondary data


does the Bureau of census reports make available?
41. Compare and contrast the probability and non-probability sampling
methods. Highlight the situation where each of these can be used.
42. How should the researcher handle dont know response?
43. Would you recommend using the qualitative questionnaire alone ? If yes,
under what condition?
44. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the survey to those of
observations under which circumstances could you make a case for
observation.
45. Describe importance of primary sources of data.
46. Differentiate between questionnaire and schedule.
47. What is probability sampling? Give examples.
48. What is sample size ? How it is determined?
49. Explain the nature and purpose of a questionnaire used for research
studies. How will you design a questionnaire for conduction a market survey?
50. Simple Random sampling.

UNIT III
51. Explain the terms classification and tabulation and point out their
importance in a statistical investigation.
52. Write a note on computers and researchers.
53. Write short notes on any two of the following.
54. Analysis of variance.
55. Simple random sampling versus stratified random sampling.

56. steps involved in testing of hypothesis.


57. What do you understand by the terms editiong? When office editing and
field editing should be used?
58. Explain different types of charts and diagrams used in data analysis?
59. What is a factor and hat are level of a factor in and ANOVA? IIIustrate
with an example.
60. How SPSS is different from Excel?
61. What do you understand by the terms cross tabulation? Describe
various modes in which cross tabulation can be done.
62. Distinguish among the following sets of items and suggest the
significance of each in research context.
iii)

Hypothesis and proposition

63. Suppose you were preparing two way tables of percentages for the
following pairs of variables . How would you rate the percentages?
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Age and consumption of breakfast cereal.

Ii

Family income and confidence about the family safety.

Iii

Marital status and sports participation.

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Crime rate and unemployment rate

64.What are the steps involved in hypothesis testing? What is the importance
of this process?
65. Describe the assumptions of ANOVA, and explain how they may be
diagnosed?
66.Describe the difference between dependency technique and
interdependency techniques. When would you choose a dependency
technique?
67. Uses of data analysis tools like S.P.S.S.

68. Why tabulation and analysis is considered essential in a research study


Narate the characteristics of a good table.
69. Write notes on Two way ANOVA.
70. Write notes on Testing of hypothesis.

UNIT IV
71.Report writing is more an art that hinges upon practice and experience
Discuss.
72. What is a Research report Narrate the various steps involved in writing
such a report.
73. Discuss the role played by the annexure in context of research report.
74. Describe the precaution that the researcher should take while
interpreting his finding.
75. What points will you keep in mine while preparing a research report ?
Explain?
76. Write short notes on Annexure in research report.
77. Write short notes on Bibliography and its importance in context of
research report.
78. Distinguish between Technical and popular report.
79. Write a typical report active.
80.Why is the executive summary such a critical component of a research
report? Explain
81. To have an impact on reader a research report must have an element of
humor and must be entertaining Discuss this statement.
82. Distinguish between technical report and management report.

83. What is a bibliography? What is its purpose


84. Enumerate briefly the mechanism of report writing and underline the
precaution to be taken at the time of report/writing.
85. What are the characteristics of a research report? What function does
this report perform?
86. What is an Annexure in report?What is its purpose ?