Business Research Methods – Old Question Paper 2013 | Semester : Spring

Business Research Methods
Old Question Paper
Year: 2013 | Semester: Spring
Pokhara University

Exam 2013 Spring
Attempt all the questions

1. a. What is management research? Discuss its importance in solving the managerial problems in organization with example.[4+4]
b. What is scientific thinking? How would you apply scientific thinking to understand business related problem? Illustrate. [3+4]
What ethical issues are necessary to consider in the design of a business research? Explain.[7]

2. a. “Literature review is the point of departure for a new research”.Comment.[8]
b. What is theoretical framework? Given a diagrammatic example of the theoretical framework.[3+4]

3 a. A valid instrument is always reliable, but a reliable instrument may not always be valid. Comment on this statement.[8]
b. Is it possible to conduct a research study with a formal research design? Give reasons with evidence to support your argument.[7]

4. a. What do you understand by hypotheses? Write down three researchable hypotheses and identify their dependent and independent variables. [8]
b. Discuss the use of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques of data analysis in business research.[8]

5. a. What is research proposal? Discuss its basic components in brief. [2+6]
b. What are the methods of secondary data collection in management research? Give brief introduction of each. [7]

6. a. Discuss the use of questionnaire and interview techniques of data collection in management research with their merits in brief.[4+4]
b. What do you mean by research report? Discuss the qualities of good research report.[7]

7. Write short notes on any two:[2×5]

a. Qualitative research design
b. Non-probability sampling
c. Data coding

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