MCQs on Research Aptitude -2

1. A study in which direct perception of an incident or object made is

(A) Naturalistic research
(B) Practitioner research
(C) Phenomenological research
(D) Descriptive research

2. A simple correlation was calculated between two variables after removing the effect of a third variable from both, the resulting correlation is called

(A) Partial correlation
(B) Part correlation
(C) Multiple correlation
(D) Canonical correlation

3. Reorganise the following steps of descriptive research in a correct sequence:

(a) Collection and processing of data
(b) Interpretation of results
(c) Identification of a problem
(d) Drawing conclusions
(e) Drafting of the report
(f) Formulation of hypothesis

(A) f c a b d e
(B) f c a e b d
(C) c f a e b d
(D) c f a b d e

4. The consistency of evaluation-results is measured by

(A) Objectivity
(B) Reliability
(C) Predictability
(D) Usability

5. Stratified sampling is adopted when

(A) the universe is homogeneous
(B) the universe is heterogeneous
(C) selected groups need to be studied
(D) data about the universe is not available

6. Which of the following is the first step in starting the research process?

(A) Searching sources of information
(B) Survey of related literature
(C) Identification of a broad area of research
(D) Searching for solutions to problem

7. A researcher commits Type I Error when he

(A) accepts Null hypothesis when it is false.
(B) rejects Null hypothesis when it is false.
(C) accepts Null hypothesis when it is true.
(D) rejects the Null Hypothesis when it is true.

8. The major objective of a qualitative research study is to

(A) understand a process or concept
(B) study group-differences
(C) predict relationships
(D) explain variation in measurements

9. The ‘standard error of a statistic’ is a measure of

(A) Sampling Fluctuation
(B) Errors of Measurement
(C) Errors of Prediction
(D) Systematic Variation

10. Which of the following gives a more accurate measure of relationship than the other three?

(A) Spearman’s Rho
(B) Biserial Correlation
(C) Kendall’s Tau
(D) Product-moment Method



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