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MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – Jun 2017

1. A social scientist sampled 140 people and classified them according to income level and whether or not they played a state lottery in the last month. The sample information is reported below. Is it reasonable to conclude that playing the lottery is related to income level? Use the .05 significance level. Income Low Middle High Total Played 46 28 21 95 Did not play 14 12 19 45 Total 60 40 40 140 (a) What is this table called? (b) State the null hypothesis and the alternate hypothesis. (c) What is the decision rule? (d) Determine the value … [Read more...]

MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2016

1. Does exploratory research always lead to conclusive research? Give adequate examples to explain your perspective? Ans : ...Research is defined as the initial research into...idea. This is where a researcher has an idea or has observed something and seeks to understand more about it.... research lays the initial groundwork for future research... ...For instance computers have allowed large populations to be looked at.... around the globe instead of a few people from the local train station... The following can be mentioned as examples with exploratory design as research findings are … [Read more...]

MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Discuss the various experimental designs as powerful tools to study the cause and effect relationships amongst variables in research. 2. Explain Stratified Random Sampling. Describe proportional allocation and optimum allocation with the help of an example. 3. A physical instructor claims that a particular exercise when done continuously for 7 days, reduces body weight at least by 3.5kg. Five overweight girls did the exercise for 7 days and their body weights were found as under: Girls 1 2 3 4 5 Weight before exercise 70 72 75 71 78 Weight after … [Read more...]

MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan-June 2015

1. Explain the concept of Research Design. Describe some important research design for research study. 2. Examine the merits & limitations of the observation method for collecting data. Illustrate your answer with suitable examples. 3. What is the meaning of measurement in research? What difference does it make whether we measure in terms of a nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio scale? 4. Assume a research topic of your choice and give the complete format of its research report. 5. A chain of departmental stores opened three stores in Mumbai. The management wants to compare the … [Read more...]

MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2014

1. Distinguish between “primary data” and “secondary data” with the help of examples. Which one is easy to collect, why? Answer.  Primary data is data you collect which is directly relevant to your study. While primary data collection is a lot more accurate since it relates specifically to the research you are performing, it is also much more costly................ Secondary data is data which has been gathered for some other purpose than the one you're presently researching. Sources of secondary data consist of information you already possess within your company and also information you … [Read more...]

MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – June 2014

1. Make a comparison of Completely Randomized Design (CRD), Randomized complete Block Design (RBD) and Latin Square Design (LSD) in terms of role, the model and the assumptions embodied in the model. 2. You are given a sample of 100 people and are asked to do an image study of three neighbourhood multiplexes. Assume any average ratings based on people's attitude and construct a Semantic Differential Scale by defining appropriate adjectives. 3. What is multiple regression? In what ways can multiple regression be used to forecast some industry’s sales? 4. Describe, in brief, the … [Read more...]

MS 95 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2013

1. Discuss the significance and importance of the elements that make up the complete research problem. Answer. Research problems range between simple to complicated, based on the number of variables and the nature of their relationship. Elements of a complete research problem 2. How would you use a Likert scale to ascertain the image of a leading Computer Brand among some consumers? 3. A group of 11 students selected at random secured the grade points: 1.5, 2.2, 0.9, 1.3, 2.0, 1.6, 1.8, 1.5, 2.0, 1.2 and 1.7 (out of 3). Use the sign test to test the hypothesis that intelligence is a … [Read more...]

MS-95 June 2013 Research Methodology for Management Decisions

1. What is a research design? Is it a specific plan like a building plan? How would you classify research designs? 2. Listed below are some objects of varying degree of abstractness. Suggest the properties of each of these objects that can be measured by each of the four basic types of scales (levels of measurement) a. Customers in a retail store b. Voter attitudes c. Preference for a particular equity share d. Profitability of various divisions in a company 3. What are the format requirements of a research article to be published in a professional journal? Use the web to find out … [Read more...]