Tuesday, July 13, 2010

T.U. Sociology M.A Question Model

Theoretical perspective in Sociology

Full Marks: 100

Attempt any THREE questions from Group 'A' and FOUR from Group 'B'.

Group "A"

Long Answer Questions 30×20=60

  1. Describe how different stages of social research are mutually connected.
  2. What do you mean by a probability sampling design? Describe the sampling procedures, uses and limitations of any three types of probability sampling design.
  3. Write an essay on structural-functional, metatheory and research protocol.
  4. What is a chi-square test and when it is used? Provide formula and steps to calculate a Chi-square value; and, describe how the value of cli-square, is interpreted.

Group "B"

Short Answer Questions

  1. Explain correlation, causality and spurious interpretation with appropriate examples.
  2. Write an essay on content analysis.
  3. Define/explain mean and standard deviation. Give suitable examples for each.
  4. Discuss how qualitative and quantitative research tools and techniques are complementary to each other.
  5. Critically examine the importance of participant observation as a technique of data collection in an anthropological research.
  6. Differentiate between cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs with appropriate examples.


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