UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Research Aptitude - August 2016

1. In a Ph.D. thesis which one is the correct sequence for showing scheme of Chapterisation?
(A) Survey of related studies, Introduction, Design of the study, Data-Analysis and interpretation, Conclusions and generalisations, suggested further study, References, Appendix
(B) Introduction, Design of study, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Generalizations, Conclusions and Survey of related studies and suggestions for further research, References and Appendix
(C) Introduction, Survey of related studies, Design of study, Data-presentation; analysis & Interpretation, Formulation of generalization & Conclusions, Suggestions for further research, References & Appendix
(D) Survey of related studies, References, Introduction, Design of study, Data analysis and interpretation, Conclusions and generalizations, Suggestions for further research, Appendix


2. Which of the following is not the critical feature of qualitative research?
(A) Actual settings are the direct source of data.
(B) Data take the forms of words or pictures.
(C) Seeking to establish relationships among measured social facts.
(D) Researcher becomes immersed in the situation, present or past related to the phenomena.



3. A detailed description of methodology of research is required in
(A) Thesis/Dissertation
(B) Symposium/Workshop
(C) Seminar paper/Articles
(D) Conference and Seminar Papers



4. Research ethics has a direct connection more often with which stages of research ?
(A) Defining and delimiting the scope of research.
(B) Problem formulation and reporting of research findings.
(C) Defining the population and deciding the sampling technique for research.
(D) Deciding about statistical techniques and data analysis.



5. For advancing knowledge, the latest strategy used by mankind is
(A) consulting an authority
(B) deductive reasoning
(C) scientific thinking
(D) inductive reasoning



6. There are two sets given below, Set-I consists of methods of research and Set-II indicates their procedural characteristics. Match the two sets and choose your answer from the codes given below:

Set – I                                        Set – II
(Research method)               (Procedural Characteristics)
a. Experimental method          i. Interventions to ameliorate a given situation
b. Expost facto method          ii. Explaining patterns of behaviour in terms of
    meanings and their representations which people share.
c. Descriptive method             iii. Manipulating an independent variable in controlled
     conditions and measuring its effect on dependent
     variable.
d. Symbolic interactionism     iv. Depending on primary and secondary
     sources of data.
e. Action research                   v. Obtaining information concerning the current
    status of phenomena.
vi. Observing the effect on dependent variable
      and making probes into factors/variables 
      which explain it.
                                                vii. Exegetic analysis.
Codes :
     a    b    c    d    e
(A) i    iii    iv   v    vii
(B) iii   iv   v    vi   vii
(C) i    ii    iii    iv   v
(D) iii  vi   v     ii    i

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