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IPU MBA - Business Research (2nd Semester) - Question Paper (2016)


Business Research 

IPU MBA - Business Research (2nd Semester) - Question Paper (2016)

Time: 3 Hours                                                             Max. Marks: 75

Note: Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Question 1:
The research process involves a series of inter related and intricate steps. Does every research study necessarily need to satisfy all the conditions and be carried out in this sequence? Explain.

Question 2:
The training manager at ABC Corporation has asked you to identify the kind of training programmers that should be offered to young recruits who have joined as management trainees and are to be imparted five additional general management programmers along with their specific job training modules. The trainees are a mixed bunch of engineering and management graduates.

(a) Formulate your research problem
(b) Identify the sources you would use to carry out a problem audit.
(c) State your research objectives and the research hypotheses.

Question 3:
How would you define a research design? What are the significant elements  of a research design? Illustrate with examples.

Question 4:
Describe any three of the followings:
(a) Test-Retest reliability
(b) Split-Half reliability
(c) Content validity
(d) Predictive validity
(e) Construct validity

Question 5:
What are the significance of sample selection in research? Explain the factors which should be considered while selecting a sample for research?

Question 6:
Processing of data involves editing, coding, classifying and tabulating. Explain each of these steps by taking an appropriate research example.

Question 7:
What is the basic purpose of factor analysis? Explain the conditions that are required to be satisfied before carrying out a factor analysis exercise.

Question 8:
What should be the ideal structure of a research report? What are the elements of structure defined by you.