Research Aptitude

Question 1
The research that aims at immediate application is
A
Action Research
B
Empirical Research
C
Conceptual Research
D
Fundamental Research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2012 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 2
When two or more successive footnotes refer to the same work which one of the following expressions is used ?
A
ibid
B
et.al
C
op.cit :
D
loc.cit.
       Research Aptitude       Bibliography-Information-APA-Format       2012 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 3
Nine year olds are taller than seven year olds. This is an example of a reference drawn from
A
Vertical study
B
Cross-sectional study
C
Time series study
D
Experimental study
       Research Aptitude       Research-Studies       2012 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 4
Conferences are meant for
A
Multiple target groups
B
Group discussions
C
Show-casing new Research
D
All the above
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium       2012 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 5
Ex Post Facto research means
A
The research is carried out after the incident
B
The research is carried out prior to the incident
C
The research is carried out along with the happening of an incident.
D
The research is carried out keeping in mind the possibilities of an incident.
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2012 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 6
Research ethics do not include
A
Honesty
B
Subjectivity
C
Integrity
D
Objectivity
       Research Aptitude       Research-Ethics       2012 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 7
A research paper
A
is a compilation of information on a topic.
B
contains original research as deemed by the author.
C
contains peer-reviewed original research or evaluation of research conducted by others.
D
can be published in more than one journal.
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium       2013 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 8
Which one of the following belongs to the category of good ‘research ethics’?
A
Publishing the same paper in two research journals without telling the editors.
B
Conducting a review of the literature that acknowledges the contributions of other people in the relevant field or relevant prior work.
C
Trimming outliers from a data set without discussing your reasons in a research paper.
D
Including a colleague as an author on a research paper in return for a favor even though the colleague did not make a serious contribution to the paper.
       Research Aptitude       Research-Ethics       2013 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 9
Which of the following sampling methods is not based on probability?
A
Simple Random Sampling
B
Stratified Sampling
C
Quota Sampling
D
Cluster Sampling
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques       2013 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 10
Which one of the following references is written as per Modern Language Association (MLA) format?
A
Hall, Donald. Fundamentals of Electronics, New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
B
Hall, Donald. Fundamentals of Electronics, New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
C
Hall, Donald. Fundamentals of Electronics, New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
D
Hall, Donald. Fundamentals of Electronics, New Delhi : Prentice Hall of India, 2005
       Research Aptitude       Bibliography-Information-MLA-Format       2013 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 11
A workshop is
A
a conference for discussion on a topic.
B
a meeting for discussion on a topic
C
a class at a college or a university in which a teacher and the students discuss a topic.
D
a brief intensive course for a small group emphasizing the development of a skill or technique for solving a specific problem.
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium       2013 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 12
A working hypothesis is
A
a proven hypothesis for an argument.
B
not required to be tested.
C
a provisionally accepted hypothesis for further research.
D
a scientific theory.
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing       2013 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 13
The core elements of dissertation are
A
Introduction; Data Collection; Data Analysis; Conclusions and Recommendations
B
Executive Summary; Literature review; Data gathered; Conclusions; Bibliography
C
Research Plan; Research Data; Analysis; References
D
Introduction; Literature Review; Research Methodology; Results; Discussion and Conclusion
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis       2014 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 14
What is a Research Design?
A
A way of conducting research that is not grounded in theory.
B
The choice between using qualitative or quantitative methods.
C
The style in which you present your research findings e.g. a graph.
D
A framework for every stage of the collection and analysis of data.
       Research Aptitude       Research-Process       2014 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 15
“Sampling Cases” means
A
Sampling using a sampling frame
B
Identifying people who are suitable for research
C
Literally the researcher’s brief case
D
Sampling of people, newspapers, television programmes etc.
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques       2014 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 16
The frequency distribution of a research data which is symmetrical in shape similar to a normal distribution but center peak is much higher, is
A
Skewed
B
Mesokurtic
C
Leptokurtic
D
Platykurtic
       Research Aptitude       Research-Process       2014 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 17
When planning to do a social research, it is better to
A
Approach the topic with an open mind
B
Do a pilot study before getting stuck into it
C
Be familiar with literature on the topic
D
Forget about theory because this is a very practical
       Research Aptitude       Research-Characteristics       2014 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 18
When academicians are called to deliver lecture or presentations to an audience on certain topics or a set of topics of educational nature, it is called
A
Training Program
B
Seminar
C
Workshop
D
Symposium
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium       2014 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 19
The population information is called parameter while the corresponding sample information is known as
A
Universe
B
Inference
C
Sampling design
D
Statistics
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques       2013 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 20
The sequential operations in scientific research are
A
Co-vaiation, Elimination of Spurious Relations, Generalisation, Theorisation
B
Generalisation, Co-variation, Theorisation, Elimination of Spurious Relations
C
Theorisation, Generalisation, Elimination of Spurious Relations, Co-variation
D
Elimination of Spurious Relations, Theorisation, Generalisation, Co-variation.
       Research Aptitude       Research-Process       2013 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 21
In sampling, the lottery method is used for
A
Interpretation
B
Theorisation
C
Conceptualisation
D
Randomisation
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques       2013 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 22
Which is the main objective of research?
A
To review the literature
B
To summarize what is already known
C
To get an academic degree
D
To discover new facts or to make fresh interpretation of known facts
       Research Aptitude       Objective-of-Research       2013 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 23
Sampling error decreases with the
A
decrease in sample size
B
increase in sample size
C
process of randomization
D
process of analysis
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques       2013 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 24
The Principles of fundamental research are used in
A
action research
B
applied research
C
philosophical research
D
historical research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2013 December UGC NET Paper 1
Question 25
Which one of the following is not a type of experimental method ?
A
Single group experiment
B
Residual group experiment
C
Parallel group experiment
D
Rational group experiment
       Research Aptitude       Research-Method       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 26
Which one of the following is not a non-parametric test ?
A
t-test
B
Sign test
C
Chi-square test
D
Run test
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 27
Read the following statements – one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Qualitative research in India has a long way to go to reach international standards.
Reason (R) : Because the funding agencies do not support qualitative research in academic institutions.
Find the correct answer from the codes given below :
A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C
(A) is true, but (R) is false.
D
Both (A) and (R) are false.
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 28
Identify the correct sequence of research steps :
A
Selection of topic, review of literature, data collection, interpretation of findings
B
Review of literature, selection of topic, data collection, interpretation of findings
C
Selection of topic, data collection, review of literature, interpretation of findings
D
Selection of topic, review of literature, interpretation of findings, data collection
       Research Aptitude       Research-Process       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 29
Deconstruction is a popular method of research in
A
Basic Science
B
Applied Science
C
Social Science
D
Literature
       Research Aptitude       Research-Method       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 30
With which one of the following techniques communality is associated ?
A
Univariate analysis
B
Factor analysis
C
Case studies
D
SWOT analysis
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 31
The variable which impacts the relationship between an independent variable and a dependent variable is known as
A
antecedent variable
B
precedent variable
C
predictor variable
D
control variable
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Variables       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 32
Which one of the following is a nonprobability sampling method ?
A
Simple Random Sampling
B
Stratified Sampling
C
Cluster Sampling
D
Quota Sampling
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques       2013 September UGC NET Paper 1
Question 33
Who among the following propounded the concept of paradigm?
A
Peter Haggett
B
Von Thunen
C
Thomas Kuhn
D
John K. Wright
       Research Aptitude       Research-Paradigm       2014 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 34
In a thesis, figures and tables are included in
A
The appendix
B
A separate chapter
C
The concluding chapter
D
The text itself
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis       2014 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 35
A thesis statement is
A
an observation
B
a fact
C
an assertion
D
a discussion
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis       2014 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 36
The research approach of Max Weber to understand how people create meanings in natural settings is identified as
A
positive paradigm
B
critical paradigm
C
natural paradigm
D
interpretative paradigm
       Research Aptitude       Research-Paradigm       2014 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 37
Which one of the following is a non probability sampling?
A
Simple Random
B
Purposive
C
Systematic
D
Stratified
       Research Aptitude       Sampling-Techniques       2014 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 38
The research stream of immediate application is
A
Conceptual research
B
Action research
C
Fundamental research
D
Empirical research
       Research Aptitude       Research Aptitude       2014 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 39
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
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis       2016 August NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 40
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.
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2016 August NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 41
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
       Research Aptitude       Papers-Articles-Workshop-Seminar-Conference-and-Symosium       2016 August NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 42
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.
       Research Aptitude       Research-Ethics       2016 August NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 43
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:
A
i iii iv v vii
B
iii iv v vi vii
C
i ii iii iv v
D
iii vi v ii i
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2016 August NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 44
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), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (c) and (d)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2015 June NTA UGC Paper 1
Question 45
The conclusions/findings of which type of research cannot be generalized to other situations?
A
Causal Comparative Research
B
Historical Research
C
Descriptive Research
D
Experimental Research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2015 June NTA UGC Paper 1
Question 46
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
(b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(a), (b) and (d)
       Research Aptitude       Dissertation-and-Thesis       2015 June NTA UGC Paper 1
Question 47
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), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(b), (c) and (d)
D
(a), (c) and (d)
       Research Aptitude       Research-Characteristics       2015 June NTA UGC Paper 1
Question 48
Jean Piaget gave a theory of cognitive development of humans on the basis of his:
A
Evaluation Research
B
Fundamental Research
C
Applied Research
D
Action Research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2015 June NTA UGC Paper 1
Question 49
"Male and female students perform equally well in a numerical aptitude test." This statement indicates a:
A
Statistical hypothesis
B
Research hypothesis
C
Null hypothesis
D
Directional hypothesis
       Research Aptitude       Hypothesis-Testing       2015 June NTA UGC Paper 1
Question 50
In qualitative research paradigm, which of the following features may be considered critical?
A
Data collection with standardized research tools.
B
Sampling design with probability sample techniques.
C
Data collection with bottom-up empirical evidences.
D
Data gathering to take with top-down systematic evidences.
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research       2016 July NTA UGC NET Paper 1
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