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.