M.P.M. (Second Semester),2010 Question Paper,202 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES,University Of Pune Question Paper

University Of Pune Question Paper
M.P.M. (Second Semester) EXAMINATION, 2010
202 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICAL
TECHNIQUES
(NEW 2008 PATTERN)
Time : Three Hours Maximum Marks : 70
N.B. :— (i) Q. No. 1 is compulsory. Attempt any three from the remaining.
(ii) Wherever required draw rough sketches. Graph paper will
not be supplied.
(iii) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
1. (a) Explain the characteristics of scientific method. [10]
(b) The following data gives traffic load (number of vehicles passing
per five minutes) on a busy road. Classify the data considering
the classes as 300-319, 320-339,...........etc and draw a histogram
for the data : [10]
305, 350, 361, 342, 382, 317, 321, 422,
408, 318, 355, 341, 373, 378, 392, 333,
310, 301, 402. 412, 430, 329, 350, 361,
375, 327, 392, 308, 375, 378, 312, 405,
406, 318, 312, 326, 348, 387, 335, 315.
(c) What are the objectives of research ? [5]
2. (a) Explain the procedure for simple random sampling. [10]
(b) Write a note on concept of scale. [5]
3. (a) Explain the terms : [10]
(i) Hypothesis
(ii) Null hypothesis
(iii) Alternate hypothesis.
(b) Write a note on observation method for collection of
data. [5]
4. (a) What are the steps in research process ? [10]
(b) The following table gives expenditure incurred by a group of
families on different items. Draw a pie chart. [5]
Item of Expenditure Expenditure in Rs.
Food 2,500
Clothing 500
House rent 1,500
Transport 1,500
Education 1,000
Misc. 2,000
Total 9,000
5. (a) Write a note on layout of a research report. [10]
(b) Explain the concept of sample and population. [5]
6. (a) What is research design ? Explain the features of a good research
design. [10]
(b) Write a note on qualitative research. [5]
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