UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Research Aptitude - June 2015

1. Which of the following statements regarding the meaning of research are correct
(a) Research refers to a series of systematic activity or activities undertaken to find out the solution of a problem
(b) It is a systematic, logical and an unbiased process wherein verification of hypothesis data analysis, interpretation and formation of principles can be done
(c) It is an intellectual enquiry or quest towards truth
(d) It leads to enhancement of knowledge

(A) (a), (b) and (c)
(B) (b), (c) and (d)
(C) (a), (c) and (d)
(D) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

2. A good thesis writing should involve
(a) reduction of punctuation and grammatical errors to a minimum
(b) careful checking of references
(c) consistency in the way the thesis is written
(d) a clear and well written abstract

(A) (a), (b), (c) and (d)
(B) (a), (b) and (c)
(C) (a), (b) and (d)
(D) (b), (c) and (d)

3. Jean Piaget gave a theory of cognitive development of humans on the basis of his
(A) Fundamental research e basis of his
(B) applied research
(C) Action research
(D) Evaluation Research

4. "Male and female students perform equally well in a numerical aptitude test."
This statement indicates a(A) research hypothesis
(B) null hypothesis
(C) directional hypothesis
(D) statistical hypothesis

5. The conclusions/findings of which type of research cannot be generalized to other situations
(A) Historical research
(B) Descriptive Research
(C) Experimental Research
(D) Causal Comparative Research

6.Which of the following steps are required to design a questionnaire 
(a) Writing primary and secondary aims of the study 
(b) Review of the current literature 
(c) Prepare a draft of questionnaire 
(d) Revision of the draft

(A) (a), (b) and (c)
(B) (a), (c) and (d)
(C) (b), (c) and (d)
(D) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

7. When the purpose of a definition is to explain the use or to eliminate ambiguity the definition is called
(A) Stipulative
(B) Theoretical
(C) Lexical
(D) Persuasive



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