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MCQs on Research Aptitude -3

1. A Ph. D scholar conducted a study with a view to address the language problems of tribal children at elementary level. This study can be categorised as

(A) Action Research
(B) Applied Research
(C) Basic Research
(D) None of the above


2. A study on the topic “perception of tribal people about formal education” comes under the type

(A) Ethnographic
(B) Historical
(C) Experimental
(D) Expost facto


3. Errors in the findings of an experimental study caused by deliberate selection of some bright students for experimental group is known as

(A) Random sampling error
(B) Systematic sampling error
(C) Random measurement error
(D) Systematic measurement error


4. The size of sample for a study mostly depends on

(A) Gravity of the population
(B) Geographical area of the study
(C) Homogeneity and heterogeneity of the population
(D) Type of population


5. Which of the following is the incorrect pair?

(A) Rank correlation                      –     Spearman
(B) Product moment correlation    –     Pearson
(C) Split-half correlation                –     Kuder Richardson
(D) Contingency correlation          –     Cramer


6. When a non-directional hypothesis is stated, the test of significance would be

(A) One tailed
(B) Two tailed
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) None of the above


7. The critical difference between naturalism and pragmatism is in the importance accorded to

(A) aims
(B) methods
(C) social context
(D) evaluation


8. The coefficient of correlation lies from

(A) +1 to –1
(B) 0 to –1
(C) –1 to 0
(D) +1 to 0


9. Which of the following statements is true for the relationship between reliability and validity of a research tool ?

(A) A reliable test is always valid.
(B) A valid test must be reliable.
(C) A valid test may not be reliable.
(D) A reliable test is never valid.



10. Reorganize the following steps of Descriptive Research in a correct sequence:

1. Collection and processing of data
2. Interpretation of results
3. Identification of a problem
4. Arranging of generalizations
5. Drafting of the report
6. Formulation of the hypothesis

(A) 6, 3, 1, 2, 4, 5
(B) 6, 3, 1, 5, 2, 4
(C) 3, 6, 1, 5, 2, 4
(D) 3, 6, 1, 2, 4, 5




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