Statistics Objective Questions :

Choose the correct answer.

1) Statistics can be considered as

  • a) An Art
  • b) Science
  • c) Both art as well as science. Ans: ( c)

2) Statistics can:

    • a) Prove anything.
    • B) Disprove any thing.
    • C) Neither prove or disprove any this but is a tool. Ans : ( C)

3) Which of the following statement is not true.

  • a) Statistics deals with quantitative data
  • b) Statistics deals with qualitative data
  • c) Statistics does not cover graphical devises. Ans : ( C )

4) In the development of Statistical methods the greatest contribution is that of

  • a) Economists
  • b) Mathematicians
  • C) Scientists Ans: ( b)

5) Secondary data:

  • a) Should never be used.
  • b) should be used after careful scrutiny
  • c) no scrutiny is required while using it. Ans (b)

6) Primary data as compared to secondary data are

  • a) less reliable
  • b) more reliable
  • c) Equally reliable. Ans (b)

7) Data collected from Hindu Newspaper is an example of

  • a) primary data
  • b) Secondary data Ans (b)

8). Secondary data should be used when :

  • a) It is easily available
  • b) It is less costly to use.
  • C) The data meets the purpose and the need of the study. Ans: C

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State True or False.

Sl No Say true or false. Answer.
1 A single figure is not a statistics. True.
2 Statistics has hardly any limitation False
3 Statistics are affected by number of factors True.
4 The word statistics has only one meaning which implies numerical data. False.
5 Statistics can not be misused False
6 All facts numerically expressed are statistics. False
7 Descriptive statistics deals with how and why of a phenomenon. False
8 The conclusions obtained statically are universally true. False
9 Statistics is a science of counting. It is the most comprehensive definition. False
10 Some times statistics are used for suppressing unfavorable results. True.
11 It is necessary that Statistics must be numerically expressed. True.
12 Figures cannot be manipulated in statistics. False.
13 Statistical Methods help in simplifying unwieldy mass of data. True.
14 Using statistical data estimate for the future can be obtained. True.
15 Statistical information is expressed in descriptive form. False.
16 Statistics are formed by facts expressed in numerical figures. True.
17 Statistics does not study individuals. True.
18 Statistical methods are dangerous tools in the hands of inexpert. True.
19 Statistics helps in getting an accurate answer for any economic problem. False.
20 Pre testing of questionnaire is necessary True.
21 There is no difference between a schedule and questionnaire. True
22 Secondary data should not be accepted at it’s face value. True
23 Smaller the size of sample the lesser are the errors. False
24 Direct investigation method should be used when the scope of investigation is very large. False
25 Questionnaire should be accompanied with a covering letter True.
26 Secondary data do not need much scrutiny and should be accepted at their face value. False
27 Most statistical investigation depends on primary data. True
28 Indirect oral investigation brings in bias of the investigator. True.
29 Judgement sampling is a type of probability sampling method. False
30 A sample is less expensive than census. True
31 Sampling errors are present both in a census as well as sample survey. False
Sl No Say true or false. Answer.
1 Non sampling errors can occur in any survey whether it is a complete enumeration or sampling. True
2 The law of statistical regularity stipulates selection of units for the sample strictly on random selection basis. . False
3 Stratified sampling is an example of unrestricted random sampling.

Fill in the blanks

Sl No Questions Answers.
1 Statistics deals with only ——– data. Quantitative data.
2 The word statistics is derived from the Latin word ————– Status
3 Data are classified into ———- and ———— Primary and Secondary
4 Data originally collected for an investigation are known as ———- Primary Data.
5 Process of assembling primary data is called. —– Collection.

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