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Grid system is used in:

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A) Interview

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B) Define to universe

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C) Sampling

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D) Data Analysis

C. C) Sampling
Explanation
The grid system is used in sampling. Sampling involves selecting a subset of individuals or items from a larger population to gather information or draw conclusions about the entire population. The grid system helps in organizing and selecting the sample by dividing the population into different categories or groups based on specific criteria. This allows for a systematic and representative selection of individuals or items from each category, ensuring that the sample is unbiased and accurately represents the population.

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2. Under mean 10-15,15-20,20-25,25-30 is a ............... series

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A)Continuous

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B)Simple

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C) Discrete

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D) None

A. A)Continuous
Explanation
Under the given mean intervals (10-15, 15-20, 20-25, 25-30), the series is considered to be continuous. A continuous series refers to a set of data where the values fall within a range or interval, without any gaps or interruptions. In this case, the intervals are consecutive and there are no missing values between them, making it a continuous series.

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3.Published report is :

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A) Public document

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B) Grey literature

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C)Personal document

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D) None

A. A) Public document
Explanation
A published report is considered a public document because it is made available to the general public. It is not restricted to a specific individual or organization and can be accessed by anyone who has an interest in the subject matter. Public documents are typically intended to disseminate information widely and promote transparency. They may be published by government agencies, academic institutions, research organizations, or other entities.

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4. When the size of universe increses,then the percentage/ratio of samples ?

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A) Same as previous

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B) Decrease

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C) Increase

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D) Double

B. B) Decrease
Explanation
As the size of the universe increases, the percentage/ratio of samples decreases. This is because as the universe expands, the number of samples remains the same while the size of the universe increases. Therefore, the proportion of samples compared to the size of the universe decreases, resulting in a decrease in the percentage/ratio of samples.

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Tipped method of sampling named on the basis of :

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A) System

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B) Author of the book

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C) System and author of the book

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D) Introducer

D. D) Introducer
Explanation
The tipped method of sampling is named on the basis of the introducer. This means that the method is named after the person who introduced or developed it. The other options, such as system, author of the book, or system and author of the book, do not accurately describe the basis for naming the method. Therefore, the correct answer is d) Introducer.

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6. Simple observations is :

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A) Controlled

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B) Un-controlled

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C) Good

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D) Systematic

B. B) Un-controlled
Explanation
Simple observations refer to the act of observing something without any specific control or manipulation. It means that the observations are made in a natural or uncontrolled setting, without any intentional interference or influence. This allows for a more realistic and unbiased representation of the observed phenomenon. Therefore, the correct answer is b) Un-controlled.

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7.The second Indian Ph. D. in LIS was awarded in 1977 by the :

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A) Delhi University

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B)Banaras Hindu University

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C) Panjab University

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D) University of Rajsthan

C. C) Panjab University
Explanation
The correct answer is c) Panjab University. This means that the second Indian Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (LIS) was awarded by Panjab University in 1977.

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8. In Reserch ,word "C" refers to :

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A) Coding data

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B) Critical observation

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C) Classification

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D) Current

B. B) Critical observation
Explanation
The word "C" in research refers to critical observation. This means that in the context of research, "C" represents the act of carefully examining and analyzing data or information in order to make meaningful conclusions or observations. Critical observation is an important aspect of research as it allows researchers to gather insights and draw valid conclusions based on their observations.

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9. Role of hypothesis is very important before:

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A) Selection of problem

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B) Data collection

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C) Preparing research report

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D) Drawn Conclusion

B. B) Data collection
Explanation
The role of a hypothesis is very important before data collection. A hypothesis is a tentative explanation or prediction that guides the research process. It helps researchers to focus their efforts on collecting relevant data that can either support or refute the hypothesis. By formulating a hypothesis before data collection, researchers can ensure that their data collection methods are aligned with their research objectives, leading to more meaningful and accurate findings.

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10. Result of 30 items out of 60 is a .................  Statistics

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A) Inferential

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B) Sampling

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C) Descriptive

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D) Time series

A. A) Inferential
Explanation
Inferential statistics is used to make predictions or draw conclusions about a population based on a sample. In this case, the result of 30 items out of 60 is a sample, and using inferential statistics, we can make inferences or draw conclusions about the entire population based on this sample.

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11. " GURU Granth Sahib " is the............. for sikhs

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A) Speculative

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B) Authority

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C) Positivistics

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D) None

B. B) Authority
Explanation
The correct answer is b) Authority. The Guru Granth Sahib is considered the ultimate spiritual authority for Sikhs. It is a sacred scripture that contains the teachings and writings of Sikh Gurus and other spiritual figures. Sikhs believe that the Guru Granth Sahib is the living embodiment of their Gurus and it provides guidance and direction for their spiritual journey. It is revered and respected by Sikhs and is considered the highest authority in matters of faith and practice.

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12. Nadir,Ascendant,Zenith and Descendant are the four cordinal points of :

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A) Library Cataloguing

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B) Documentation

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C) Survey Research

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D) Spiral of Scientific Method

B. B) Documentation
Explanation
Nadir, Ascendant, Zenith, and Descendant are terms commonly used in astrology to describe the position of celestial bodies. Therefore, the correct answer is b) Documentation, as these terms are not related to library cataloguing, survey research, or the spiral of scientific method.

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13. In a questionnaire Open-Ended questions are :

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A) The question are open to interpetation

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B) Those where long answers are required

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C) The answers may be incomplete

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D) The question are open completely

B. B) Those where long answers are required
Explanation
Open-ended questions in a questionnaire are those where long answers are required. Unlike closed-ended questions that offer limited answer choices, open-ended questions allow respondents to provide detailed and unrestricted responses. These questions encourage participants to express their thoughts and opinions in their own words, enabling researchers to gather more in-depth and qualitative data. Therefore, option b) correctly describes open-ended questions in a questionnaire.

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14. In a questionnaire close ended question are those where :

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A) The question and answer are close to each other

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B) The answer are given as option

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D) The question are clear and distinct

B. B) The answer are given as option
Explanation
Close-ended questions are those where the answers are given as options. This means that respondents are provided with a set of predetermined choices to select from, rather than having to come up with their own answer. This type of question is often used in surveys or questionnaires to gather specific and standardized data, as it allows for easy analysis and comparison of responses.

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15. In a research report , to refer to an earlier but not immediately preceeding reference the following term is used :

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A) Op.cit

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B) Loc.cit

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C) Ibid

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D) Any of the above

A. A) Op.cit
Explanation
Op.cit is used in a research report to refer to an earlier but not immediately preceding reference. This term is short for "opus citatum," which means "work cited" in Latin. It is used when citing a source that has already been cited earlier in the report, but not in the immediately preceding reference. By using Op.cit, the writer can avoid repeating the full citation and simply refer back to the earlier source.

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16. In a research report to information undertake previous reference , the following term is used :

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A) Op. cit

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B) Ibid

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C) Loc. cit

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D) None of the above

B. B) Ibid
Explanation
In a research report, the term "ibid" is used to refer to the same source that was cited in the immediately preceding footnote or endnote. It is an abbreviation of the Latin term "ibidem," which means "in the same place." This term is commonly used to avoid repeating the full citation of a source when it is cited consecutively. Instead, the researcher can simply use "ibid" to indicate that the same source is being cited again.

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17. Citation analysis can be used to identify :

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A) Half life of Periodical

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B) Less used journal

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C) Journal with highest impact factor

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D) All of the above

D. D) All of the above
Explanation
Citation analysis can be used to identify the half-life of a periodical, as it measures the rate at which articles in a journal are cited over time. It can also identify less used journals by analyzing the number of citations they receive compared to other journals. Additionally, citation analysis can help identify journals with the highest impact factor, as this metric measures the average number of citations received by articles published in a journal. Therefore, all of the given options can be identified using citation analysis.

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18. Indicate the name of philospher who was teh exponent of scientific method :

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A) Plato

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B) Bacon

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C) Confucieus

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D) Arancas

B. B) Bacon
Explanation
Francis Bacon is the philosopher who was the exponent of the scientific method. He is known for his contributions to the development of the scientific method and his emphasis on empirical observation and experimentation. Bacon believed that knowledge should be based on evidence and that science should be used to improve the human condition. His ideas laid the foundation for the scientific revolution and had a significant impact on the fields of philosophy and science.

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19. A big difference between the mean and median is an indication that :

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A) There is a mistake in the calculation

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B) The calculation is correct

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C) There is a wide variation in the data

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D) None of the above

C. C) There is a wide variation in the data
Explanation
A big difference between the mean and median suggests that the data has a wide variation. The mean is affected by extreme values, while the median is not. Therefore, if there is a significant difference between the two, it indicates that there are outliers or extreme values that are pulling the mean away from the center. This suggests that the data points are spread out over a wide range, indicating a wide variation in the data.

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20. Systematic sampling is also known as :

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A) Sample sampling

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B) Interval sampling

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C) Cluster sampling

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D) Preplan sampling

B. B) Interval sampling
Explanation
Systematic sampling is a sampling technique where every nth element in a population is selected to be part of the sample. This method ensures that the sample is representative of the population and reduces the potential for bias. Interval sampling refers to the process of selecting elements at regular intervals from the population, which is synonymous with systematic sampling. Therefore, the correct answer is b) Interval sampling.

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21. To studying ,panchayat system in country ,the best method of sampling is :

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A) Random sampling

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B) Clustory sampling

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C) Stratified sampling

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D) Multistage sampling

D. D) Multistage sampling
Explanation
Multistage sampling is the best method for studying the panchayat system in a country. This method involves selecting a sample in multiple stages, where each stage represents a different level of the panchayat system. This allows for a comprehensive understanding of the system by capturing the diversity and complexity of different levels within the system. Random sampling, cluster sampling, and stratified sampling may not be as effective as they do not account for the hierarchical structure of the panchayat system.

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22. In Histogram the value of variables are presented in :

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A) Vertical Bars

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B) Horizental

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C) In both Fashion

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D) Line Bar

A. A) Vertical Bars
Explanation
In a histogram, the values of variables are presented using vertical bars. Each bar represents a specific range or category of values, and the height of the bar represents the frequency or count of data points falling within that range or category. The vertical orientation of the bars allows for easy comparison between different categories or ranges, making it a commonly used graphical representation for displaying frequency distributions.

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23. How many scale are used for measurement :

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A) Three scale

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B) Five scale

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C) Four Scale

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D) No limit

C. C) Four Scale
Explanation
The correct answer is c) Four Scale. This suggests that there are four scales used for measurement.

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24. How many scale are used for measurement :

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A) Three scale

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B) Five scale

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C) Four Scale

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D) No limit

C. C) Four Scale
Explanation
The correct answer is c) Four Scale. This means that there are four scales used for measurement. The question does not provide any further context or information about what these scales are specifically measuring, but it implies that there are four distinct scales in use.

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24.  Scale for measuring social distance was developed by :

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A) Bogardas

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B) Yamane

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C) Thurstane

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D) Lokert

A. A) Bogardas
Explanation
The scale for measuring social distance was developed by Bogardas.

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