Research Methodology MCQs [Additional 35 Questions] for NTA NET and SLET Exam

Research Methodology MCQs for NTA NET and SLET Exam

Research Methodology MCQs Part 2
Additional 35 Questions 
Also useful for B.Com/M.Com, NTA NET / JRF and SET Exam

In this Post You will get Additional 35 Research Methodology MCQs which is very helpful for the students of B. Com, M. Com, NTA NET and SLET Exam. More than 200 MCQs are added including the first part and more questions will be added soon.

Research methodology Chapter wise MCQs are also available on our blog. Links are given below:

a) Research Methodology MCQs [Part 1] (40 Questions)

b) Research Methodology MCQS Part I1 (35 Questions)

c) Sampling MCQs (35 Questions)

d) MCQ on Research Problem and Research Plan (20 Questions)

e) Collection of data MCQs (33 Questions)

f) MCQ on Research Report Writing (30 Questions)


1. 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.

Ans: a) The research is carried out after the incident

2. Research ethics do not include:

a) Honesty

b) Subjectivity

c) Integrity

d) Objectivity

Ans: b) Subjectivity

3. Controlled group condition is applied in:

a) Survey Research

b) Historical Research

c) Experimental Research

d) Descriptive Research

Ans: c) Experimental Research

4. A doctor studies the relative effectiveness of two drugs of dengue fever. His research would be classified as:

a) Descriptive Survey

b) Experimental Research

c) Case Study

d) Ethnography

Ans: b) Experimental Research

5. Which of the following research types focuses on ameliorating the prevailing situations?

a) Fundamental Research

b) Applied Research

c) Action Research

d) Experimental Research

Ans: c) Action Research

6. Which one of the following is a research tool?

a) Graph

b) Illustration

c) Questionnaire

d) Diagram

Ans: c) Questionnaire

7. Research is not considered ethical if it

a) Tries to prove a particular point.

b) Does not ensure privacy and anonymity of the respondent.

c) Does not investigate the data scientifically.

d) Is not of a very high standard.

Ans: b) Does not ensure privacy and anonymity of the respondent.

8. A research paper is a brief report of research work based on:

a) Primary Data only

b) Secondary Data only

c) Both Primary and Secondary Data

d) None of the above

Ans: c) Both Primary and Secondary Data

9. In the process of conducting research ‘Formulation of Hypothesis” is followed by

a) Statement of Objectives

b) Analysis of Data

c) Selection of Research Tools

d) Collection of Data

Ans: c) Selection of Research Tools

10. The essential qualities of a researcher are

a) spirit of free enquiry

b) reliance on observation and evidence

c) systematization or theorizing of knowledge

d) all the above

Ans: d) all the above

11. Research is conducted to

I. Generate new knowledge

II. Not to develop a theory

III. Obtain research degree

IV. Reinterpret existing knowledge

Which of the above are correct?

a) I, III & II

b) III, II & IV

c) II, I & III

d) I, III & IV

Ans: d) I, III & IV

12. Which of the following phrases is not relevant to describe the meaning of research as a process?

a) Systematic Activity

b) Objective Observation

c) Trial and Error

d) Problem Solving

Ans: b) Objective Observation

13. Research has shown that the most frequent symptom of nervous instability among teachers is:

a) Digestive upsets

b) Explosive behaviour

c) Fatigue

d) Worry

Ans: b) Explosive behaviour

14. A common test in research demands much priority on:

a) Reliability

b) Usability

c) Objectivity

d) All of the above

Ans: d) All of the above

15. If a researcher conducts a research on finding out which administrative style contributes more to institutional effectiveness? This will be an example of:

a) Basic Research

b) Action Research

c) Applied Research

d) Fundamental Research

Ans: c) Applied Research

16. The research which is exploring new facts through the study of the past is called:

a) Philosophical research

b) Historical research

c) Mythological research

d) Content analysis

Ans: b) Historical research

17. The format of thesis writing is the same as in:

a) Preparation of a research paper/article

b) Writing of seminar presentation

c) A research dissertation

d) Presenting a workshop/conference paper

Ans: c) A research dissertation

18. 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.

Ans: c) Data collection with bottom-up empirical evidences.

19. From the following list of statement identify the set, which has negative implications for ‘research ethics’:

I. A researcher critically looks at the findings of another research.

II. Related studies are cited without proper references.

III. Research findings are made the basis for policymaking.

IV. Conduct of practitioner is screened in terms of reported research evidences.

V. A research study is replicated with a view to verify the evidences from other researches.

VI. Both policy making and policy implementing processes are regulated in terms of preliminary studies.

Which of the below mentioned option is correct?

1. I, II and III

2. II, III and IV

3. II, IV and VI

4. I, III and V

Ans: 3. II, IV and VI

20. The problem of ‘research ethics’ is concerned with which aspect of research activities?

a) Following the prescribed format of a thesis

b) Data analysis through qualitative or quantitative techniques

c) Defining the population of research

d) Evidence based research reporting

Ans: d) Evidence based research reporting

21. Prime Minister Research Fellowship is for students pursuing Ph.D programme in :

a) State and Central Universities

b) Central Universities, IISc, IITs, NITs, IISERs and IIITs

c) IISc, IITs, NITs, IISERs, IIITs, State and Central Universities

d) IITs and IISc

Ans: d) IITs and IISc

22. In a research on the effect of child-rearing practices on stress –proneness of children in competing school projects, the hypothesis formulated is that ‘child rearing practices do influence stress- proneness’. At the data-analysis stage a null hypothesis is advanced to find out the tenability of research hypothesis. On the basis of the evidence available, the null hypothesis is rejected at 0.01 level of significance. What decision may be warranted in respect of the research hypothesis?

a) The research hypothesis will also be rejected.

b) The research hypothesis will be accepted.

c) Both the research hypothesis and the null hypothesis will be rejected.

d) No decision can be taken in respect of the research hypothesis.

Ans: b) The research hypothesis will be accepted.

23. A research intends to explore the effect of possible factors for the organization of effective mid-day meal interventions. Which research method will be most appropriate for this study?

a) Historical method

b) Descriptive survey method

c) Experimental method

d) Ex-post factor method

Ans: d) Ex-post factor method

24. Which of the following is an initial mandatory requirement for pursuing research?

a) Developing a research design

b) Formulating a research question

c) Deciding about the data analysis procedure

d) Formulating a research hypothesis

Ans: b) Formulating a research question

25. A researcher attempts to evaluate the effect of method of feeding on anxiety - proneness of children. Which method of research would be appropriate for this?

a) Case study method

b) Experimental method

c) Ex-post-facto method

d) Survey method

Ans: c) Ex-post-facto method

26. Which type of study is loosely structured and designed to expand understanding of a topic and provide insights?

a) Formal

b) Causal

c) Exploratory

d) Experimental

Ans: c) Exploratory

27. Which one of the following is not an essential element of report writing?

a) Research Methodology

b) Reference

c)  None of these

d) Conclusion

Ans: c) None of these

28. What is self-plagiarism?

a) When a person lifts material that they have previously written and pass it off as their own work

b) Taking about yourself too much

c) Using somebody else's work and passing it off as your own

d) An epistemological stance

Ans: a) When a person lifts material that they have previously written and pass it off as their own work

29. Essence of both basic and applied research lies in:

a) Market orientation

b) Scientific method

c) Performance monitoring research

d) Costing methods

Ans: b) Scientific method

30. _______is a type of conclusive research that has as its major objective the description of something— usually market characteristics or functions.

a) Exploratory research

b) Conclusive research

c) Causal research

d) Descriptive research

Ans: d) Descriptive research

31. The following is a step in the process of historical research:

a) Identifying a research topic

b) Data

c) Data collection

d) All of the above

Ans: d) All of the above

32. ________ Describes the present state of affairs as it exists without having any control over variables.

a) Analytical research

b) Descriptive research

c) Applied research

d) Distinctive research

Ans: b) Descriptive research

33. The main objective of _______ study’s to acquire knowledge

a) Exploratory.

b) Descriptive.

c) Diagnostic.

d) Descriptive and Diagnostic.

Ans: b) Descriptive.

34. Propositions which describe the characteristics are _______ Hypothesis

a) Descriptive.

b) Imaginative.

c) Relational.

d) Variable.

Ans: a) Descriptive.

35. Research objectives include:

a) Decision making

b) Build new concepts

c) Eliminates old concepts

d) Only a and b

Ans: d) Only a and b

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