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LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
M.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION - MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY
FOURTH SEMESTER – APRIL 2008
SO 4802 - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Date : 16/04/2008
Time : 9:00 - 12:00
Dept. No.
CO 45
Max. : 100 Marks
SECTION-A
(10 X 2 = 20 Marks)
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Answer ALL the questions in 30 words each
Mention any two characteristics of quantitative research.
What is replicatory research?
When does a researcher resort to snowball sampling?
Define sampling.
Elucidate the types of questionnaire.
State the purpose of pre-testing.
What is content analysis?
Write a short note on statistical significance.
Spell out the sequence to be followed in a bibliography for a journal article.
Point out the features of a review of a reported empirical study.
SECTION-B
(5 X 8 = 40 Marks)
Answer any FIVE questions in 300 words each
11. What is ‘appendix’? What could be its content?
12. Illustrate the features of a multivariate table.
13. Bring out the limitations of interview as a method of data collection.
14. How would you select your respondents through a systematic random sampling method?
15. Highlight the four fundamental scaling principles used in measurement.
16. Explain the concepts of validity and reliability.
17. Explain the qualities of probability sampling.
SECTION-C
(2 X 20 = 40 Marks)
Answer any TWO questions in 1200 words each
18. Discuss the phases and steps in quantitative research.
19. Describe the steps in constructing a questionnaire.
20. What is data processing? How is it done?
21. Discuss the structure of a research thesis.
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