problem 1: Research is a sequential method of enquiry, directed towards a clear implicit or explicit objective. describe in detail the steps to be carried out in a typical research study.
problem 2: Exploratory research designs are the simplest and most loosely structured research designs. Describe the methods which can be used in an exploratory research design.
problem 3: The choice of measurement scale has implications for the statistical method to be used for data analysis. Describe the types of measurement scales with illustrations.
problem 4: Describe the following:
a) Formalized and unconcealed problemnaire.
b) Formalized and concealed problemnaire.
c) Non-formalized and unconcealed problemnaire.
d) Non-formalized and concealed problemnaire.
problem 5:
a) Briefly describe the steps in Hypothesis testing.
b) It is known form past studies that the monthly average household expenses on the food items in a locality is Rs. 2700 with a standard deviation of Rs. 160. An economist took a random sample of 25 households from the locality and found their monthly household expenses on food item to be Rs. 2790. At 0.01 level of significance, can we conclude that the average household expenses on the food items are greater than Rs. 2700?
problem 6: Describe the Structure of the Research Report. What are the guidelines for efficient report writing?