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? 2. Discuss the importance of sampling frame. What are the possible errors resulting from a faulty sampling frame? 3. A salesman paid 12 visits to his area sales manager and noted that he had to wait for 10,15,20,17,11,25,30,27,36,40,5 and 26 minutes, respectively, before being called in his office. The area sales manager claims that the salesmen wishing to meet him do not have to wait for more than 20 minutes before being called in. Using the sign test, verify at 0.05 … [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...]

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