Business Research Methods – Old Question Paper 2014 | Semester : Spring

Business Research Methods
Old Question Paper
Year: 2014 | Semester: Spring
Pokhara University

Exam 2014 Spring
Attempt all the questions

1. a. Define business research. How does business research contribute to solve business problems?[8]
b. Describe the characteristics of scientific research.[7]

2. a. What is theoretical framework? What does it contain? Discuss. [8]
b. Explain the importance of literature review in management research. [7]

3. a. Define hypothesis. What is the purpose of developing hypothesis for a research study?[8]
b. What is questionnaire? What are the most critical problem in questionnaire design?[7]

4. a. “Research design guides the researcher in formulating, implementing and controlling the study”.Explain and also describe the exploratory research design.[7]
b. Define variables? Explain the different types of variables with examples.[8]

5. a. What are the major factors that a researcher must consider when determining which analytical technique to use for analyzing data? [8]
b. Describe the nature of qualitative data analysis.[7]
What procedures are involved in using simple random sampling?

6. a. What is research proposal? Discuss the functions of a research proposal.[8]
b. Define research report. What guidelines would you suggest for presenting a research study?[7]

7. Write short notes on any two:[2×5]

a. Case Study research
b. Determination of sample size
c. Reliability and validity

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