The Research Methodology Quiz! Trivia

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The Research Methodology Quiz! Trivia

Here we bring you a research methodology quiz. When you want to study a discussion topic, it is essential to use the correct methods to gather information. In most cases, the right methodology should be valid and reliable such that the data is unbiased. Do take up this quiz and see how well you know the different ways of acquiring different types of information and presenting it in an easy to understand manner.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mean, Median and Mode are
    • A. 

      Measures of deviation

    • B. 

      Ways of sampling

    • C. 

      Measures of control tendency

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the first step in starting the research process?
    • A. 

      Survey of related literature

    • B. 

      Searching sources of information to locate problem.

    • C. 

      Identification of problem

    • D. 

      Searching for solutions to the problem

  • 3. 
    In the process of conducting research ‘Formulation of Hypothesis” is followed by
    • A. 

      Statement of Objectives

    • B. 

      Analysis of Data

    • C. 

      Selection of Research Tools

    • D. 

      Collection of Data

  • 4. 
    A research paper is a brief report of research work based on
    • A. 

      Primary Data only

    • B. 

      Secondary Data only

    • C. 

      Both Primary and Secondary Data

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    Research is
    • A. 

      Searching again and again

    • B. 

      Finding solution to any problem

    • C. 

      Working in a scientific way to search for truth of any problem

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    A common test in research demands much priority on
    • A. 

      Reliability

    • B. 

      Useability

    • C. 

      Objectivity

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 7. 
    Action research means
    • A. 

      A longitudinal research

    • B. 

      An applied research

    • C. 

      A research initiated to solve an immediate problem

    • D. 

      A research with socioeconomic objective

  • 8. 
    A reasoning where we start with certain particular statements and conclude with a universal statement is called
    • A. 

      Deductive Reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive Reasoning

    • C. 

      Abnormal Reasoning

    • D. 

      Transcendental Reasoning

  • 9. 
    Which of the following variables cannot be expressed in quantitative terms?
    • A. 

      Socio-economic Status

    • B. 

      Marital Status

    • C. 

      Numerical Aptitude

    • D. 

      Professional Attitude

  • 10. 
    Professional Attitude
    • A. 

      Spirit of free enquiry

    • B. 

      Reliance on observation and evidence

    • C. 

      Systematization or theorizing of knowledge

    • D. 

      All these

  • 11. 
    Reading centre’s, story hours, exhibitions and reading to literature are forms of …
    • A. 

      Extension service

    • B. 

      Service of a public library

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    Informal self education is possible in what kind of library?
    • A. 

      National Library

    • B. 

      Public Library

    • C. 

      Specific Library

    • D. 

      College Library

  • 13. 
    Which research paradigm is most concerned about generalizing its findings? 
    • A. 

      Quantitative research

    • B. 

      Qualitative research

    • C. 

      Mixed-methods research

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Secondary data can include which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Government statistics

    • B. 

      Personal diaries

    • C. 

      Organizational records

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What do we call data that are used for a new study but which were collected by an earlier researcher for a different set of research questions?
    • A. 

      Secondary data

    • B. 

      Field notes

    • C. 

      Qualitative data

    • D. 

      Primary data

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