Research in Education Past Papers


Subject: Research in Education

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only.  Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Encircle the right answer, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

1. What is the aim of educational research?
(a) Identifying major problems that need to be solved
(b) Searching for new facts and principles underlying the process of education
(c) Identifying the aims of education
(d) Identifying the values that need to be inculcated in the pupils.
2. Why is research in education important for teachers?
(a) It adds to their academic qualifications.
(b) It makes them wiser
(c) It makes them better teachers
(d) It enables them to judgments about what should be taught and how.
3. Which of the following is undesirable in a questionnaire?
(a) Asking for unnecessary information that lengthens the questionnaire
(b) Avoiding ambiguity in questions
(c) Simplest possible wording and suitable vocabulary
(d) Avoiding questions which the subjects will not answer or will not answer truthfully.
4. What is the meaning of Data?
(a) Facts
(b) Truths
(c) Observation
(d) Marks obtained
5. What are the kinds of variables?
(a) Continuous
(b) Discrete
(c) Both
(d) None of these.
6. What is the meaning of population in Educational Research?
(a) Male, Female, Children
(b) Observation of all the units
(c) Elites
(d) All of these.
7. Which is the most important characteristics of the survey method of research?
(a) It relies on a smal! sample:
(b) It studies characteristics of a group instead of an individual
(c) Itaims at developing some theory or the scientific laws
(d) It focuses on studying the cause effect relationship between variables.
8. What type of statistical data is used-in educational research?
(a) Descriptive statistical analysis
(b) Inferential statistical analysis
(c) Both of them
(d) None of these.
9. What are the functions of statistical analysis?
(a) Explanation of results
(b) Presentation of data
(c) Both of them
(d) None of these
10. What is the meaning of Null Hypothesis?
(a) Difference between two parametric mean is zero
(b) The difference is due to error in sampling
(c) Both of them
(d) None of these



Subject: Research in Education

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short answer, each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: What is the definition of Educational Research?

Q#2: Define Hypothesis

Q#3: What are the characteristics of good researcher?

Q#4: What is Experimental Research? Give an example.

Q#5: What are the basic differences between Basic research and applied research?


Part-III Give detailed answers, each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Define sample. What are different Sampling techniques?

Q#2: What is Survey Research method? Give details

Q#3: Define variable. What are the types of Variables?