# SMU MBA ASSIGNMENTS

## MB0050 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

ASSIGNMENT

DRIVE: SUMMER 2014

PROGRAM: MBADS/ MBAFLEX/ MBAHCSN3/ MBA — SEM 3

PGDBMN/ PGDENMN/ PGDFMN/ PGDHRMN/ PGDHSMN/ PGDIB/ PGDISMN/ PGDMMN/ PGDOMN/ PGDPMN/ PGDROMN/ PGDSCMN/ PGDTQMN — SEM 1

SUBJECT CODE & NAME: MB0050 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

BK ID: B1700

CREDITS: 4 MARKS 60

Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should be approximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.

Q.No Questions Marks Total Marks

1.How would you distinguish between a management decision problem and a management research problem? Do all decision problems require research? Explain and illustrate with examples.

Differences

Explanation

Examples

2.How are research designs classified? What are the distinguishing features of each? Differentiate by giving appropriate examples.

Meaning of Research designs

Classification and features

Differences Examples

3.Discuss with the help of examples the four key levels of measurement. What mathematical operations/statistical techniques are and are not permissible on data from each type of scale?

Meaning of Measurement scales

Types of Measurement scales with examples

Mathematical operations/statistical techniques

4.Processing of data involves editing, coding, classifying and tabulating. Explain each of these steps by taking an appropriate example.

Explanation

Examples

5.Distinguish between the following:

a. Null hypothesis and Alternative hypothesis

b. One tailed and two tailed tests

c. Type I and Type II error

d. One way and two way analysis of variance

e. Descriptive and inferential analysis of data

Differences

10

(2 each)

10

6.a. What is Chi-square test of goodness of fit? What precautions are necessary while applying this test? Point out its role in business decision making.

b. Two research workers classified some people in income groups on the basis of sampling studies. Their results are as follow: