# Research-aptitude questions set 19

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## Important Research aptitude questions

 Question 1
What does it mean when you calculate a 95% confidence interval?
 A The process you used will capture the true parameter 95% of the time in the long run B You can be 95% confident'' that your interval will include the population parameter C You can be 5% confident'' that your interval will not include the population parameter D All of the above statements are true
 Question 2
What would happen (other things equal) to a confidence interval if you calculated a 99 percent confidence interval rather than a 95 percent confidence interval?
 A It will be narrower B It will not change C The sample size will increase D It will become wider
 Question 3
Which of the following statements sounds like a null hypothesis?
 A The coin is not fair B There is a correlation in the population C There is no difference between male and female incomes in the population D The defendant is guilty
 Question 4
The process of dealing with concerns over the authenticity of a source is referred to as
 A Sourcing B Internal criticism C Secondary criticism D External criticism
 Question 5
A researcher studying the history of medical education finds a manuscript that purports to be from the 14th century. Before he uses the source, he goes to three other experts who help him identify whether the manuscript is authentic or not. His authentification of the object is referred to as
 A Positive criticism B Internal criticism C Secondary criticism D External criticism
 Question 6
A historical researcher studying the implementation of the new math'' during the 1960s uses as a source a text written on the subject by a critic who was a mathematics teacher during that time period As she examines the document, she discovers that the data that the individual based his or her conclusions on was falsified Hence, the conclusions drawn were erroneous. Her analysis of the document to check its accuracy is referred to as
 A Positive criticism B Internal criticism C External criticism D Secondary criticism
 Question 7
A researcher is interested in studying approaches to teaching writing in schools during the 1800s. She discovers a grammar book, but there is no author or copyright date in the book. She examines the typeface in the book as well as the writing style. After investigating further, she finds a reference to the book from a teacherâ€™s diary from the 1800s. The diary also mentions an author's name. After further searching around she is able to identify the author of the book. The investigator was engaged in what process?
 A Sourcing B Positive criticism C Presentism D Axial coding
 Question 8
Historical research is conducted for which of the following reasons?
 A To identify the relationship that the past has to the present B To evaluate and record accomplishments of individuals or entities C To uncover the unknown D All of the above
 Question 9
Which of the following scales can measure the Temperature?
 A Nominal scale B Ordinal scale C Interval scale D All of the given options
 Question 10
Following are the properties of nominal scale, except;
 A Least powerful B Suggest no order C Provide categorical information D Provide magnitude of object
 Question 11
Which of the following is NOT the implication of Ordinal scale?
 A Characteristics of nominal scale B Rank the object C Does not provide magnitude of object D Provide rate
 Question 12
The main parts of the body of research theses are
 A title page-posterior part B title page and main body C title page and posterior part D all of the above
 Question 13
In which of the following city Central Road research Institute is located?
 A Delhi B Kolkata C Mumbai D Jamshedpur
 Question 14
Which of the following is not related with the ethics in research?
 A humanity B reliability C self-interest D scientific method
 Question 15
Historical research is interpretative
 A True B False
 Question 16
The following is a step in the process of historical research?
 A Preparing a report or narrative exposition B Data synthesis C Data collection and/or literature review D All of the above
 Question 17
Oral histories can be based on ........
 A Interviews with people B Stories and tales C Songs D All of the above
 Question 18
In historical research, a primary source ........
 A Consists of firsthand accounts by witnesses to events B Can consist of sources that include original maps, diaries, transcripts of the minutes of a meeting, and photographs C Both A and B
 Question 19
In historical research secondary sources are ........
 A Generally considered more useful that primary sources B Generally considered less useful than primary sources
 Question 20
In evaluating historical research sources, external criticism ........
 A Can involve the use of carbon dating and handwriting experts B Helps determine the validity, trustworthiness or authenticity of a source C Can involve use of historical linguistsâ€™ knowledgeable with the writing style of the period D All of the above
 Question 21
Sources of researchable problems can include
 A Researchers' own experiences as educators B Practical issues that require solutions C Theory and past research D All of the above
 Question 22
A key characteristic of past research that guides researchers in new research questions is that
 A Extensive research conclusively and definitively answers research questions B Studies typically generate more research questions than they answer C Both A and B D None of the above
 Question 23
Which of the following is a function of theory?
 A Integrating and summarizing current knowledge B Making predictions C Explaining phenomena D All of the above are important functions of theory
 Question 24
A review of the literature prior to formulating research questions allows the researcher to do which of the following?
 A To become familiar with prior research on the phenomenon of interest B To identify potential methodological problems in the research area C To develop a list of pertinent problems relative to the phenomenon of interest D All of the above
 Question 25
The advantage of research report writing in a scientific manner is known as
 A global standardization B global communication C global awakening D global welfare
There are 25 questions to complete.