Basics of Academic Project Preparation Question Papers (May' 2020) | Dibrugarh University | B.Com 6th Sem



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Course: 604

(Basics of Academic Project Preparation)

Time: 3 hours

The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

(New Course)

Full Marks: 80

Pass Marks: 24

1. (a) Choose the correct answer : 1×4=4

(i) Applied research is also called

(1) casual research

(2) action research

(3) evaluation research

(ii) A schedule can be used if the respondent is

(1) poor

(2) literate

(3) illiterate

(iii) Cluster sampling divides thepopulation into

(1) groups

(2) universe

(3) units

(iv) _____ is the first stage of data processing.

(1) Tabulation

(2) Coding

(3) Editing

(b) Fill in the blanks : 1×4=4

(i) Quantitative research is _____ based.

(ii) A structured interview is a _____ list of questions.

(iii) Sampling error is present only in a sample survey and not found in _____ method.

(iv) Rank correlation is based on _____ data.

2. Write short notes on any four of the following : 4×4=16

(a) Features of research

(b) Interview method

(c) Checklist

(d) Rating scale

(e) Project report

3. (a) Define ‘hypothesis’. What are its different sources? Discuss about the characteristics of a good hypothesis. 2+6+6=14


(b) What is ‘research design’? Why is it necessary for conducting a study? Explain the functions of a good research design. 2+4+8=14

4. (a) What is primary data? Explain the various methods of collecting primary data. 2+12=14


(b) What is ‘interview skill’? Why is interview skill so important in conducting an interview? Explain the main areas of interview skill. 2+4+8=14

5. (a) (i) Explain the various steps of designing a good questionnaire. 7

(ii) Suppose you are required to enquire into the cost of living in your town. Draft a questionnaire. 7


(b) What are various methods of sampling? Explain in detail the various steps involved in sampling process. 4+10=14

6. (a) What is data processing? Evaluate the steps involved in data processing. 2+12=14


(b) What is ‘research report’? What are its essential characteristics? Discuss the stages in preparation of a research report. 2+6+6=14


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