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Monday, 17 February 2014 12:36

### Ms-95 December, 2009 Research Methodology For Management Decisions

December, 2009

Ms-95 : Research Methodology For Management Decisions

SECTION – A

1. How would you define a research problem ? Clearly distinguish between unit of analysis and characteristic of interest.

2. What is a questionnaire ? Highlight the main aspects of a questionnaire. Discuss various types of questions that are used in construction of a questionnaire.

3. You have to evaluate the image of a retail store. Construct a semantic differential scale for this purpose.

4. Explain various types of managerial decisions. Give examples to substantiate your claims.

5. Why is review of literature included in a research report ? What is its purpose ? What is a bibliography ? What is its purpose ?

6. Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a) Latin Square design

(b) Interval Scale

(c) Classification according to dichotomy

(d) Verbal or Prose models.

SECTION – B

7. In 30 tosses of a coin the following sequence of heads (H) and tails (T) is obtained :

HTTHTHHHTHHTTHT

HTHHTHTTHTHHTHT

(a) Determine the number of runs, V

(b) Test at the 0.05 significance level whether the sequence is random ?

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:34

### Ms-95 June, 2010 Research Methodology For Management Decisions

June, 2010

Ms-95 : Research Methodology For Management Decisions

SECTION – A

1. Explain the meaning of Research in context of making intelligent decisions. Thus, discuss the need for research in business decision making.

2. Define secondary data. State their major sources and point out the dangers involved in their use and the precautions necessary to use them. Illustrate with examples.

3. What is a Likert scale ? Why is it called a scale of summated rating ? Briefly discuss how a Likert scale is developed ?

4. Discuss the need for model building in managerial research. Also, relate the different types of models as used in different decision making situations.

5. Define a research report and explain its purpose. What are the characteristics and components of a research report ?

6. Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a) Latin Square Design

(b) Area Sampling

(c) Multiple Linear Regression

SECTION – B

7. The table below gives the arithmetic addition scores for 27 individuals belonging to two groups. Test the hypothesis using suitable non-parametric test, of no difference between these two sets of scores. Take a 5 per cent level of significance.

 Group 1 12 16 18 7 6 4 11 12 8 20 18 16 10 Group 2 7 12 14 18 5 16 9 10 14 3 18 9 7 4
Monday, 17 February 2014 12:33

### Ms-95 June, 2011 Research Methodology for Management Decisions

June, 2011

Ms-95 : Research Methodology for Management Decisions

SECTION – A

1.  Distinguish between primary and secondary data. Explain any three methods of collecting primary data using examples wherever possible.

2.  In the data below, column X represents scores of 10 members of a control group in an experiment. Column Y represents the scores of 10 matched individuals who were given the same test after a period of stress. Use Wilcoxon's matched pair signed rank test to examine the hypothesis of no difference. You may use 5% level of significance.

 X Y 46 36 68 50 60 58 58 40 42 44 43 43 40 29 56 36 38 43 58 48

3.  Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a)  Exploratory Research

(b)  Systematic Sampling Design

(c)  Advantages of sampling over complete enumeration

(d)  Regression Analysis

4.  Take any managerial decision that was taken in your organization and of which you are aware of the information and the process through which it has gone through. Analyse the problem solving steps that have gone through and the improvement that you would suggest if the same situation has to be faced all over again.

5.  (a) Discuss the different aspects of classification of data. What are the likely problems

encountered in the classification and how they can be handled ?

(b) Write briefly about the different forms of data presentation devices.

6.  You have been assigned the task of measuring the job satisfaction of Blue Collar Employees in your organization. Design a suitable questionnaire to measure the same.

SECTION – B

7.          Test for the randomness of the following sample using the 0.05 significance level :

A, B, A, A, A, B, B, A, B, B, A, A, B, A, B, A, A, B, B, B, B, A, B, B

A, A, A, B, A, B, A, A, B, B, A, B, B, A, A, A, B, B, A, A, B, A, A, A

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:31

### Ms-95 December, 2011 Research Methodology For Management Decisions

December, 2011

Ms-95 : Research Methodology For Management Decisions

SECTION – A

1. Describe four types of measurement viz Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio scale measurement. Prepare a set of ten statements on a Likert's scale to measure the customer satisfaction of Barista.

2. Distinguish between probability and non-probability sampling designs. Discuss in depth one of the probability and one non-probability sampling design with the help of examples.

3. Discuss with the help of examples various parts of a research report.

4. Define research. What are the feature of the good research study ? Distinguish between Exploratory and Conclusive Research.

5. Describe in brief, the importance of editing, coding, classification, tabulation and presentation of data in the context of a research study.

6. The following data from Borislow show the changed response scores of three groups on the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule. Test the differences among these three group, using any appropriate nonparametric tests. You may use 5% level of significance.

 Control Group Social Desirability Group Personal Desirability Group 47 76 87 38 76 76 34 75 52 32 73 51 32 62 50 30 47 42 38

SECTION – B

"Business World", a fortnightly magazine, is published from Bombay. It is brought out by management of Anand Bazaar Patrika Limited, Calcutta. In accordance with the decision taken in the annual editorial workshop of Business World held in early May 1986, a questionnaire was printed in some issues of Business World to know what readers thought of this magazine. By undertaking a survey of this type, the management hoped to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the magazine. This would enable it "to tailor Business World to readers' requirements".

Questionnaire*

Name : _______________________________         Profession:___________________________  Designation ______________________

Income : ______________________ Age :________  City :________________________

 Regularly Occasionally Infrequently Economic Times ________________ ________________ ________________ Financial Express ________________ ________________ ________________ Business Standard ________________ ________________ ________________ Business World ________________ ________________ ________________ Business India ________________ ________________ ________________ Fortune India ________________ ________________ ________________ Update ________________ ________________ ________________ Others (specify) ________________ ________________ ________________

2.  My areas of interest are (Please tick one or more)

Croporate and business affairs             (           )

Economic policy and development        (           )

Political affairs                                       (           )

People and lifestyles                              (           )

Art literature                                         (           )

Investments                                          (           )

3. Rank the following magazines on a 1 to 5 scale (5 for very good, 1 for poor) for the following

attributes :

World              India   India

* Reproduced with the permission of the editor, Business world (Bombay).

1. Timeliness of information

2. Depth of information

3. Range of information

4. Depth of analysis

5. Language and style of presentation

6. Quality of printing and visuals.

4. How much time do you spend in reading an issue of Business World ?______hours

(1)   The entire magazine                                   (           )

(2)   More than half the magazine                      (           )

(3)   More than a quarter of the magazine          (           )

(4)   Less than a quarter of the magazine            (           )

6. Which of these features in Business World do you usually find interesting and read ? (Please tick one or more)

 (1) Cover Feature (           ) (7) Editorial (           ) (2) Spotlight (           ) (8) Company News and Events (           ) (3) Business News (           ) (9) International Briefs (           ) (4) In the News (           ) (10) Entrepreneurs (           ) (5) International (           ) (11) Leisure News (           ) (6) Off Stage (           )

7.  Which of these specialist pages in Business World do you read and find interesting ? (Please look at the shoulder heads inside the magazine pages if you are not sure.)

 (a) Political comment (g) Careers and professionals (b) Banking and finance (h) Media trends (c) Economic comment (i) Book serial (d) Taxation (j) Business information (e) Management (k) Marketing (f) Computers (1) Investment

8. In order to suit my requirements better, Business

World should have

Fewer main features stores                                (           )

The same number of main feature stories           (           )

At least one more main feature story                  (           )

9. The lead features (cover and spotlight) should be

Shorter                                     (           )

Same length                              (           )

Longer                                     (           )

10. Business World's coverage of the following items

(Please tick one column for each entry) :

 Is adequate Needs to be expanded Needs to be reduced Technology ______________ ______________ ______________ Marketing ______________ ______________ ______________ Management ______________ ______________ ______________ Corporate Finance ______________ ______________ ______________ Investment/Stock Markets ______________ ______________ ______________ Book Reviews ______________ ______________ ______________ Economic Policy ______________ ______________ ______________ Policy Analysis ______________ ______________ ______________ Corporate Performance ______________ ______________ ______________ Corporate Case Studies ______________ ______________ ______________ Behaviour ______________ ______________ ______________

11. (a) Do you buy your copy of Business World from the News-stands or are you a

subscriber ?

(i) News-stands

(ii) Subscriber

(b) If (a), do you find it difficult to get a copy of Business World on . the news-stands ?

Yes_________________No__________________

12. How soon after the magazine is published each fortnight do you receive your copy of Business world ?

1-3 days ______________      3-6 days_____________

6-12 days________________Longer than 12 days _____________________

13. Do you have any other suggestions to improve Business World ?

 Question: Evaluate this questionnaire in the light of the object stated. Can you suggest a few more items that can be included in the questionnaire ?
Monday, 17 February 2014 12:29

### Ms-95 December, 2012 Research Methodology For Management Decisions

December, 2012

Ms-95 : Research Methodology For Management Decisions

SECTION  -  A

1.  What is a hypothesis ? Can it be considered as a valid fact ? Is a hypothesis always necessary in research?

2.  What is a likert-type rating scale ? Why is it called a scale of summated rating ? Mention its advantages and limitations.

3.  Name the different methods of data collection and discuss the factors upon which the choice of a method for a given research project depend.

4.  Differentiate between 'statistic' and 'parameter'. In view of above differentiation describe what do you understand by sampling ? Why is it used in Management Research ?

5.  Why are quotations used in research report ? What are various forms of quotations ? When are they used ? How ?

6.  Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a)  Factor Analysis

(b)  Standard Error

(c)  Latin Square Design

SECTION-B

7.  A test is given to graduates of two business schools A and B. The scores are given out of 100. Test whether the school differ in quality by using Mann-Whitney U - test with a 10% level of significance.

Test Scores

School A 97 69 73 84 76 92 90 88 84 87 93

School B 88 99 65 69 97 84 85 89 91 90 87 91 72

For your convenience, the following information is provided :

R1=134.5,  R2  = 165.5

Tabulated value of test statistic = 1.645 at 0.10

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:25

### Ms-95 June, 2013 Research Methodology For Management Decisions

June, 2013

Ms-95 : Research Methodology For Management Decisions

SECTION – A

1. Explain the difference between exploratory research and conclusive research. Also, discuss the approaches used in both of them.

2. Discuss the main aspects of a questionnaire. What is an indicator of the effectiveness of a questionnaire to collect data ? Give example of two nominal and two ordinal variables that can be put in a questionnaire.

3. Explain Thurstone's Equal-Appearing Interval Scale. Clearly mention steps involved, advantages and limitations.

4. What are "Dependency" techniques and "Interdependency" techniques ? Classify multivariate techniques into these categories and briefly discuss any one technique.

5. What is the purpose of the methodology section of the research report ? What is included in this section ? Why is this section given high importance ?

6. Write short note on any two of the following :

(a) Exogeneous variables

(b) Partitions of total variation in one - way ANOVA

(c) Quota Sampling

(d) Steps in Item Analysis

SECTION-B

7. Use the sign test to see if there is a difference between the number of days required to collect an account receivable before and after a new collection policy. Use the 0.05 significance level.

 Before 33 36 41 32 39 47 34 29 32 34 40 42 33 36 27 After 35 29 38 34 37 47 36 32 30 34 41 38 37 35 28