Research Methods and Statistics Solved MCQs

1.

The very word statistics refers to .........................

A. state craft
B. science of state
C. political state
D. political craft
2.

‘Arthashastra’ provides statistical facts about .............. in the country.

B. population statistics
C. fact of day-to-day life
D. all of the above
3.

The prominent meaning of ‘statistics’...............

A. data, its analysis and interpretation
B. observation of samples
C. method for analysing numers
D. conducting census
Answer» A. data, its analysis and interpretation
4.

A. webster
B. bowley
C. a.m. tuttle
D. secrist
5.

Who stated statistics as “aggregate of knowledge brought together for practical ends?

A. w.i. king
B. a.l. bowley
C. prof. h. secrist
D. none of the above
Answer» D. none of the above
6.

“Statistics are effected to a marked extend by .....................”

A. aggregate of facts
B. multiplicity of causes
C. numerically stated
D. complex manifestations
7.

A. beauty
B. emotion
C. intelligence
D. data
8.

Data is collected with reasonable standard of ..............

A. numerical method
B. feasibility
C. accuracy
D. all the above
9.

Statistics is one of those sciences which are only indicative of a trend, therefore .......................

A. it is probabilistic than deterministic
B. it is deterministic than probabilistic
C. a definite date collection method is unnecessary
D. data sources should be clear
Answer» A. it is probabilistic than deterministic
10.

The definition of various terms, units of collection and measurement help ensuring that ...............................

A. analysis is easy
B. method is systematic and empirical
C. construction of conclusion is easy
D. data is relevant to the purpose
Answer» D. data is relevant to the purpose
11.

Statistics should be capable of .................................

A. empiricism
B. systematic inquiry
C. comparison
D. evaluation
12.

A. descriptive
B. analytical
C. inferential
D. comparative
13.

According to Lincoln.L.Chao, what is the primary objective of modern statistics?

A. presentation of data
B. collection of quantitative data
C. assisting in making decisions
D. summarization of data
Answer» C. assisting in making decisions
14.

................... guides from the planning stage to the stage of drawing of final conclusions

A. numerical facts
B. statistical methods
C. data
D. none of the above
15.

Which characteristic of the following is not belonging to, ‘statistics as a method’?

A. a tool of analysis
B. helps processing the raw
C. descriptive nature
D. processing done by systematic analysis & interpretation.
16.

Which of the following is not an example of the functions of statistics?

A. average
B. intelligence quotient (iq)
C. diagram
D. x2 test
17.

What does statistics of distribution indicates?

A. consumer preference
B. strength of the desire of people
C. wealth of nation
D. economic conditions of people
Answer» D. economic conditions of people
18.

Which of the following index numbers is an important statistical concept in economic theory?

A. per capita income
B. cost of living
C. gross national product
D. maximum retail price
19.

The Govt. Administration is done through ............. which are formulated on statistical basis

A. effective planning
B. budgets
C. policies
D. none of the above
20.

National sample survey scheme is an example for .................

A. government policy
B. planning
C. population analysis
21.

What are the two broad functions of statistical methods in Social Research?

A. description and summarizing
B. description and indication
C. description and induction
D. applied mathematics and induction
22.

What does Social Researchers seek out of vast and confusing variety of individual characters?

A. generalizations
B. decisions
C. single events
D. group characteristics
23.

What is the reason for the necessity of statistics in the field of social sciences?

A. simplification and quantitative approach
B. knowledge acquisition and description
C. easiness and analytical
D. all the above
Answer» A. simplification and quantitative approach
24.

Which among the following is a material for statistics?

A. honesty
B. poverty
C. wisdom
D. numerical data