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MBA Business Research Sem2 Questions Asked in Examinations

Q1. The research process involves a series of interrelated and intricate steps. Does every research study necessity need to satisfy all the conditions and the carried out in this sequence? Explain.

Q2.The training manager at ABC Corporation has asked you to identify the kind of training programs that should be offered to the 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.

  • Formulate your research problem
  • Identify the sources you would use to carry out a problem audit.
  • State your research objectives and the research hypothesis.

Q3. How would you define a research design? What are the significant elements of research design? Illustrate with examples.

Q4. Describe any three of the following: 

  • Test-Retest Reliability
  • Split-half reliability
  • Content validity
  • Predictive validity
  • Construct validity

Q5.What is the significance of sample selection in research? Explain the factors which should be considered while selecting a sample for research?

 Q6. Processing of data involves editing, coding, classifying and tabulating. Explain each of these steps by taking an appropriate research example.

Q7. What is the basic purpose of factor analysis? Explain the conditions that are required to be satisfied before carrying out a factor analysis exercise.

Q8. What should be the ideal structure of a research report? What are the elements of the structure defined by you.

Q9. For each of the following situations, decide whether the research should be exploratory,  descriptive or casual. Elaborate briefly on the reasons for your choice.

  • Identifying target market demographics for a shopping centre.
  • Establishing the functional relationship between advertising and sales.
  • Investigating consumer reactions to the idea of a new laundry detergent that prevents shrinkage in hot water.

Q10. Briefly explain the primary scales of measurement. Illustrate With suitable examples specifying the permissible for each of the scales.

Q11. What are the differences between research questions and hypotheses? What are the characteristics and functions of hypotheses? Illustrate.

Q12.Distinguish between Primary and secondary sources of information. Discuss the importance and limitations of each of them. Illustrate with examples.

Q13. What do you understand by the validity of research instruments? What is its relevance? How is it measured?

Q14. Briefly explain the process of sample design for the business research. Illustrate with the help of suitable examples.

Q15. a. Briefly describe when you would use regression analysis and correlation analysis, using examples to illustrate your answer.

       b. What is a factor analysis? When is this technique suitable to apply?

 Q16. Write a short notes on any two of the following:-

  • Writing a Research Report
  • Conjoint Analysis
  • Focus group interviewing
  • Ethical issues in business research
  • Validity and reliability of research instruments

Q17.Write a short notes on any four:

  • Alternative hypotheses
  • Two-tailed and one-tailed test
  • Difference between ordinal and nominal scale
  • Coefficient of determination
  • Research gap
  • Sample size determination

Q18. Differentiate between concepts, indicators and variables. Explain the types of variables and their usage in detail.

 Q19. Describe different types of sampling techniques and differentiate between probability and non-probability sampling.

Q20. Distinguish between parametric and nonparametric tests. Describe the general procedure for conducting a t-test.

Q21. Differentiate between Likert, Thurstone and Guttman scales with suitable examples.

Q22. What are the steps involved in writing a research report? Explain the relevance of each.

Q23. Differentiate between experimental, non-experimental and quasi-experimental study designs with examples.

Q24. Explain the steps of the Research Process by taking a relevant example.

Q25.Write a short notes on the following : 

  • Questionnaire
  • Observation.

Q26. Write a brief note on probability and non-probability sampling methods.

Q27. Write short notes on the following : 

  • Survey errors
  • Reliability and validity.

Q28. In what conditions the various advanced data analysis techniques are applied. Explain with suitable examples.

Q29. What are the usages of different types of scales? Explain each one by relevant example and what are the permissible statistics for each scale?

Q30. Write a short notes on the following : 

  • Ethical issues in research 
  • Preparing a research report

Q31. Write a short note on any four of the following : 

    • Ethics in research 
    • Research proposal and research report 
    • Types of measurement scales 
    • Factor analysis Concepts, indicators and variables 
    • Editing and coding data.

Q32. Name five types of study designs. Discuss giving examples of where each would be applicable.

Q33. Formulate a research question in any area of your interest. Outline the steps in the research. You would need to follow the process to design and conduct the research study.

Q34.What are some of the methods of data collection used in research? Discuss with examples where these would be applicable.

Q35.Discuss five different types of sampling designs.

Q36. Write a short note on hypothesis testing and illustrate with an example.

Q37. What is the validity and reliability of a research instrument? Discuss the different methods for establishing the validity and reliability of a research instrument.


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