Pre Ph.D Coursework completion examination on 27/2/2015 (Friday)

Venue : conference hall, Nerul
Timing : 11 am – 2 pm
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PRE-PHD COURSEWORK EXAMINATION

PADMASHREE DR.D.Y.PATIL UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICS THEORY

DATE: TIME: 3 HOURS TOTAL MARKS: 100

Instructions :(i) The number to the right indicates full marks.
(ii) Draw diagrams wherever necessary.

Sample Questions for the students (10×10 = 100)

1. What steps are to be followed in preparing an ideal manuscript for publication?

2.Discuss Randomized Control trial as a method of research in clinical medicine

3.Describe the characteristics of Normal Distribution. Measure of Central Tendency.

4.Describe briefly: ANY TWO
Statistically significant
Null Hypothesis.
Variables.

5.Explain the terms Data Quality and Data Integrity.

6. What are the steps in recruiting the Appropriate Research Sample.

7.Describe in brief: Snowball sampling, Stratified Sampling, Cluster Sampling.

8.How do we classify data. Explain methods of collection, presentation and interpretation of data.

9.Discuss legal and ethical guidelines applicable to biomedical research in India.

10.Discuss the role of technology in evidence based medicine.

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Answer any five of the following. (20 x 5 = 100)

Q.1.

Explain the tasks associated with manuscript preparation and publication.

Q.2.
Highlight various methods of selecting sample from population. Point out merits and demerits.

Q.3.
Define bias- explain the methods to eliminate bias while designing the protocol.

Q.4 Elaborate legal and ethical guidelines applicable while carrying out biomedical research in India.

Q.5. Enumerate parametric and non-parametric tests. Describe the condition for applying chi square test with suitable illustration.

Q.6. What is protocol? Describe the elements of protocol in detail.

Q.7. Describe the levels of evidence. What is systematic review and meta analysis.

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Answer any five of the following. (20 x 5 = 100)

Q.1.

Describe role of literature search in scientific research and enumerate various search engines available for the purpose.

Q.2.
What do you mean by hypothesis? What are different types of hypothesis? How do you verify whether a hypothesis is true or false.

Q.3.
Define normal distribution and non-parametric distribution.

Q.4 What is the principle behind sample size calculation. Explain the factors while determining the sample size.

Q.5. What is EBM? Describe various approaches and various barriers to EBM practices.

Q.6. What is randomization? Enumerate different types of randomization with examples.

Q.7. What is data? Classify data. Explain methods of collection, presentation and interpretation of data.

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