Tuesday, September 29, 2020

MSW 006 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH December 2016 Question Paper



December 2016 Question Paper

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : (i) Answer all the five questions. (ii) All questions carry equal marks. (iii) Answers to question no. 1 and 2 should not exceed 600 words each.

1. Explain the meaning of hypothesis, its importance and various types of hypotheses.


Describe the steps involved in experimental research.

2. Define a non-probability sample and describe the various types of non-probability sample.


Define data. Describe the methods of data collection.

3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 300 words each :

(a) Discuss the different research methodologies used in social work.

(b) Explain the research process.  

(c) Describe different types of evaluation 10 research designs.

(d) Explain the issues of trustworthiness and 10 objectivity in qualitative studies.

4. Answer any four of the following questions in about 150 words each :

(a) Explain the role of research in social work. 5

(b) Briefly explain the features of descriptive 5 research studies.

(c) What is Evaluation Research ?

(d) List the steps taken in qualitative research.  

(e) Define a questionnaire and list out its 5 various types.

(f) Discuss briefly the uses and limitations of 5 attitude scales.

5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each :

(a) What is the scope of research in social 4 work ?

(b) Characteristics of a good hypothesis  

(c) Quasi experimental research designs  

(d) Systematic sampling

(e) Purpose of bivariate analysis of data

(f) Median  

(g) t-test  

(h) Review of literature



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