1. Research is _____.

[A] A random, unplanned process of discovery.
[B] A random, unplanned process of discovery
[C] Conducted for purely academic purposes
[D] A purposeful, systematic activity

Answer: Option D

2. A theory is defined as _____.

[A] Law like generalizations
[B] Set of systematically related statements
[C] Both (a) and (b)
[D] None of the above

Answer: Option C


3. Which of the following is a function of theory?

[A] Explaining phenomena
[B] Integrating and summarizing current knowledge
[C] Making predictions
[D] All of the above 

Answer: Option C

4. All good research aims at _____.

[A] Betterment of the society
[B] Developing generalizations, theories and principles
[C] Solving routine problems
[D] None of the above

Answer: Option B


5. In every field, research pursuits promote systematic and gradual advancement of knowledge, but discoveries are rare because _____.

[A] Result is a continuous critical investigation
[B] Most people lack the depth of knowledge needed for it
[C] It is not common to be able to think beyond a grooved channel
[D] Sustained experimental work needed for discovery is not easily forthcoming

Answer: Option B


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