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NUEPA M.Phil PhD Entrance Exam Sample Paper


NUEPA M.Phil and PhD Entrance Exam is on 1 July 2017. In the entrance examination, the questions will be based on the research aptitude, general awareness of the candidate about the educational issues and chosen topics, comprehension of review of literature and ability to interpret data and draw inferences. The sample paper of the research aptitude for the NUEPA M.Phil PhD Entrance Exam is here:
1. ‘Internal validity’ refers to:
A. Whether or not there is really a causal relationship between two variables
B. Whether or not the findings are relevant to the participants’ everyday lives
C. The degree to which the researcher feels that this was a worthwhile project
D. How accurately the measurements represent underlying concepts

2. The qualitative research strategy places a value on:
A. Using numbers, measurements and statistical techniques
B. Generating theories through inductive research about social meanings
C. Conducting research that is of a very high quality
D. All of the above

3. A simple random sample is one in which:
A. From a random starting point, every nth unit from the sampling frame is selected
B. A non-probability strategy is used, making the results difficult to generalize
C. The researcher has a certain quota of respondents to fill for various social groups
D. Every unit of the population has an equal chance of being selected

4. Unlike questionnaires, in-depth interviews:
A. rely on the interest and honesty of the participants
B. are better suited to urban, complex societies where most people are literate
C. are usually administered to a random sample of a larger population
D. allow informants to talk about what they see as important, rather than fit their responses
to predetermined categories.

5. The type of qualitative research that describes the culture of a group of people is called:
A. Phenomenology
B. Grounded theory
C. Ethnography
D. Case study

6. Which correlation is the strongest?
A. + 0.10
B. -0.95
C. + 0.90
D. – 1.00

7. What is the standard deviation of a sampling distribution called?
A. Sampling error
B. Sample error
C. Standard error
D. Statistical error

8. Which of the following is not a quantitative variable?
A. Time
B. Number of children
C. Religion
D. Height of a child