Ph.D. ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
MODEL QUESTION PAPER
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY & STATISTICS
Set – 3 / 3
(1). Enlist the criteria for identifying a suitable research problem. Explain the process of formulating a problem.
(2). What is the importance of stating a research hypothesis? Describe the characteristics of a usable research hypothesis.
(3). What is random sampling? Enumerate the different methods of random sampling.
(4). Briefly explain the important concepts and basic principles relating to research design.
(5). Give an account on any two of the statistical software packages used in biology for data analysis.
(6). What is the difference between poster and oral scientific paper presentation? Explain how an oral presentation can be made most effective?
(7). Define a scientific paper. Provide an overview on the preparation of a scientific paper.
(8). Explain the process of scientific paper review. Add a note on proof reading and publication process.
(9). Describe briefly the steps involved in doctoral research process.
(10). What do you mean by ‘Sample Design’? What points should be taken into consideration by a researcher in sample design for any research project?
(11). Describe in brief the layout of writing a research report.
(12). What is analysis of variance? Write briefly the technique of analysis of variance for one way and two way classifications.
(13). What is a hypothesis? Explain briefly the procedure for testing a hypothesis.
(14). Mention the various methods of measures of central tendency
(15). Discuss the important steps involved in writing a research article for publication.
(16). What do you mean by hypothesis? What are different types of hypothesis?
(17). Discuss the important concepts relating to research design.
(18). Explain the various steps of writing a research report in detail.
(19). Discuss legal and ethical guidelines applicable to research in India.
(20). Write down the different types of visual aids in your oral presentation achieve the best impact
(21). What is the need of statistics in designing an experiment? Give an example.
(22). What are Patents?
(23). Discuss about Citation.
(24). Explain briefly about the various types of research and their importance.
(25). Differentiate conceptive and empirical research with suitable examples.
(26). Explain the features of Latin Square Design.
(27). What is data? Explain the collection and classification of data.
(28). Explain the importance of tables and tabulation in research.