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Monday, December 17, 2012

STA630 Old Past paper 2009

1)Which of the following is NOT a necessary component of survey research?

► Triangulation of data

2)What should the researcher do if they have achieved a low response rate?

► Recognize and accept the possible limitations of a low response rate.

3)Moving up the ladder of the abstraction, concepts become _________.

► Wider In Scope

4)Extrapolation in theory refers t
► Making generalization on the basis of the present findings

5)Peer review refers t

► Critical literature review before publishing

6)Which of the following is the BEST hypothesis?

► Students taking formative quizzes will perform better on exams at the end of the
chapter than students not taking these quizzes.

7)Which of the following does not represent the characteristic of a good quantitative problem statement?

► Conveys a sense of emerging design.

8)Why do you need to review the existing literature?

► To find out what is already known about your area of interest .

9)A literature review should be characterized by all of the following, EXCEPT;

► Summarize and report each article.

10)Which of the following surveys are more impersonal than face-to-face interviews?

► Telephonic

11)Which one of these is an interviewer-administered questionnaire?

► Telephone questionnaire

12)Which one of the following tasks is NOT accomplished by theoretical framework?

► Relates the previous studies.

13)Which of the following is NOT a legitimate purpose of a research plan?

► ► It provides clear roadmap of the study.

14)While studying supervisor-subordinate relationship in an organization, what is the unit of analysis?
► Dyad

15)Which of the following represent a good qualitative problem statement?

► conveys a sense of emerging design.

16)All of the following are true about theories, except:
►They are tentative until the facts prove them true.
 17)“Downsizing in an organization in future is associated with the level of job security of the      

present employee in an organization” is an example of which of the following?
►Explanatory hypothesis

18)Which of the following is to convince reviewers that the researcher is capable of successfully conducting the proposed research project?


19)Which type of review compares how different theories address an issue?

Theoretical review

20)Which of the following is a characteristic of a standardized test?
► The administration of the test is controlled carefully to ensure that all examinees
experience the same conditions.
► The test is developed by experts to ensure it is technically sound.
► The scores are interpreted in standard ways.
► All of the given options

21)Which of the following is TRUE for research plan? ► It should be detailed.
► It should be given to others for review and comments.
► It sets out the rationale for a research study.
► All of the given options


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