ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD

(Department of Business Administration)
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RESEARCH METHODS (3412)
CHECKLIST
SEMESTER: SPRING 2012



This packet comprises the following material:

1. Text Books
2. Course Outline
3. Assignment No.1 & 2
4. Assignment Forms (2 sets)

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Mailing Officer
Mailing Section, Block No. 28
Allama Iqbal Open University
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Ms. Sana Akbar Khan
Course Coordinator

ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of Business Administration)
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Course: Research Methods (3412) Semester: Spring 2012
Level: BS (CS) Total Marks: 100
ASSIGNMENT No. 1

Q. 1 What is research? Why it is important for manager to know about research? (20)

Q. 2 Offer a clearly focused problem statement in the broad area of corporate culture. (20)

Q. 3 Elaborate the preliminary data collection methods in detail. (20)

Q. 4 It is advantageous to develop a directional hypothesis whenever we are sure of the predicted direction. Why is this necessary? (20)

Q. 5 What are the basic research design issues? Describe them in same direction. (20)
ASSIGNMENT No. 2

Q. 1 What are the differences between casual and correlation studies? (20)

Q. 2 Explain the possible ways in which you can control “misance’ variable. (20)

Q. 3 Measure three variables in an interval scale. (20)

Q. 4 What is bias, and how can it be reduced while interviewing? (20)

Q. 5 Why is cluster sampling in probability sampling design? (20)
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