# Download GTU MBA 2019 Summer 2nd Sem 1529301 Research Methodology And Applied Statistics Question Paper

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Seat No.: ________ Enrolment No.___________

GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
MBA (International Business) ? SEMESTER 2 ? EXAMINATION ? SUMMER 2019

Subject Code:1529301 Date:09/05/2019
Subject Name: Research Methodology & Applied Statistics
Time: 10:30 AM To 01:30 PM Total Marks: 70
Instructions:
1. Attempt all questions.
2. Make suitable assumptions wherever necessary.
3. Figures to the right indicate full marks.

Q. No. Marks
Q.1 Explain following terms
(a) Depth Interview
(b) Type-1 and Type-2 Error
(c) Ordinal Scale
(d) Double-Barrelled Questions
(e) Completion Task of Projective Technique
(f) Quota Sampling
(g) Parametric Test

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Q.2 (a) What is the importance of Validity of the data collection instrument in
business research? Discuss different types of Validity in detail.
07
(b) Define Primary & secondary data and explain the methods of
secondary data collection in brief.
07

OR
(b) ?Research is a Tool for Facilitating Learning and Building Knowledge
which will be helpful to the society at large? ? Do you agree with the
statement? Briefly discuss the steps of business research
07

Q.3 (a) ?Exploratory research design is not conclusive in nature? ? Comment
on the statement and briefly explain Focus Group and Expert Interview
methods.
07
(b) Marks scored by the students of the two different subjects in the
Internal Exam of Master?s Program of Management of one of the
reputed PG School is given below. The PG school assumes that the
marks of the students is normally distributed with equal variance in the
two different subjects taken for the study. Estimate the difference in
the population means taking 95% as the confidence level.
Marks in 1
st
Subject:
15 17 18 17 17 19 22 21
16 17 18 19 21 15 16 17

Marks in 2
nd
Subject:
10 9 11 12 11 10 11 12 10
11 10 9 8 10 7 9 10 11
10 12

07

OR

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Seat No.: ________ Enrolment No.___________

GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
MBA (International Business) ? SEMESTER 2 ? EXAMINATION ? SUMMER 2019

Subject Code:1529301 Date:09/05/2019
Subject Name: Research Methodology & Applied Statistics
Time: 10:30 AM To 01:30 PM Total Marks: 70
Instructions:
1. Attempt all questions.
2. Make suitable assumptions wherever necessary.
3. Figures to the right indicate full marks.

Q. No. Marks
Q.1 Explain following terms
(a) Depth Interview
(b) Type-1 and Type-2 Error
(c) Ordinal Scale
(d) Double-Barrelled Questions
(e) Completion Task of Projective Technique
(f) Quota Sampling
(g) Parametric Test

14
Q.2 (a) What is the importance of Validity of the data collection instrument in
business research? Discuss different types of Validity in detail.
07
(b) Define Primary & secondary data and explain the methods of
secondary data collection in brief.
07

OR
(b) ?Research is a Tool for Facilitating Learning and Building Knowledge
which will be helpful to the society at large? ? Do you agree with the
statement? Briefly discuss the steps of business research
07

Q.3 (a) ?Exploratory research design is not conclusive in nature? ? Comment
on the statement and briefly explain Focus Group and Expert Interview
methods.
07
(b) Marks scored by the students of the two different subjects in the
Internal Exam of Master?s Program of Management of one of the
reputed PG School is given below. The PG school assumes that the
marks of the students is normally distributed with equal variance in the
two different subjects taken for the study. Estimate the difference in
the population means taking 95% as the confidence level.
Marks in 1
st
Subject:
15 17 18 17 17 19 22 21
16 17 18 19 21 15 16 17

Marks in 2
nd
Subject:
10 9 11 12 11 10 11 12 10
11 10 9 8 10 7 9 10 11
10 12

07

OR

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Q.3 (a) Use the data given in the table for determining whether the observed
frequencies represent a uniform distribution. Use ? ??? ?

Category 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Observed
Value
19 15 12 17 20 21 22 15 14 13

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(b) Briefly discuss the techniques of Multiple item scales under
Measurement Scales.
07

Q.4 (a) It is observed that the average monthly Income of a family during the
economic boom is Rs. 75,000 per month. A researcher is conducting a
study on the impact of economic recession in 2008. The researcher
believes that the economic recession may have an adverse impact on
the average monthly income. For verifying his belief, the researcher
has taken a random sample of 20 families and computed their average
income during the recession period. The average income of these 20
graduates is computed as Rs. 60,000. The sample standard deviation is
computed as Rs. 3000. Use ? ??? ?to test the hypothesis that average
income of sample and population are equal.
07
(b) Write a note on Non-Parametric Test and explain any one non-
parametric test with hypothetical examples.
07
OR
Q.4 (a) A Kitty-Party club arranged a special training program for girls on
cooking. The club wants to measure the time taken (in minutes) by
female participants i.e. before the training and after the training. The
club has selected a random sample of 10 girls. The scores obtained by
these participants are given in below table. Use ? ? ?? ? ?to determine
whether there is a significant change in time taken.
Before
Training
32 30 32 34 32 28 25 30 25 28
After
Training
25 26 28 22 20 30 22 20 21 24

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(b) Briefly discuss the random sampling methods. 07

Q.5

A researcher wants to carryout a research on ?A Study on Use of IT
and ICT in Higher Education: A comparative study of Commerce
and Management Aspirants?. The study focuses on habits of the
students of using Information Technology for their study purposes.

(a) Prepare a Research Proposal on the above-mentioned research title
considering all the components of ideal Research Proposal.
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OR
Q.5 (a) Based on the title given above, you are required to prepare a
questionnaire for data collection. The questionnaire must be divided
into two segments i.e. Demographic Questions and Study based
Questions.
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