MCQs on Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data

Data is basically a collection of comparative numerical facts as well as information. It consists of tools that can help conduct a proper analysis. The data that is collected can either be primary data (that is collected first hand in the process of investigation) or secondary data (which had been collected earlier by another agency or organisation for a different purpose).

We have listed below a number of multiple-choice questions on Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data to help students get a better understanding of the topic.

  1. Which of the following statements is true about the collection of data?
    1. The usage of information helps to save both time and money
    2. The usage of primary data helps to save both time and money
    3. The usage of secondary data helps to save both time and money
    4. The usage of data helps to save both time and money
  2. Answer: c

  3. Which of the following statements is correct?
    1. The misrepresentation and misunderstanding of any sort can be avoided by using questionnaires
    2. The misrepresentation and misunderstanding of any sort can be avoided by holding personal interactions
    3. The misrepresentation and misunderstanding of any sort can be avoided by mailing
    4. The misrepresentation and misunderstanding of any sort can be avoided by using telephones
  4. Answer: b

  5. Which of the following statements is correct?
    1. Once a question is ready, it is advisable that a pilot survey of the questionnaire is conducted with a small group
    2. Once a question is ready, it is advisable that a survey of the questionnaire is conducted with a small group
    3. Once a question is ready, it is advisable that an observation of the questionnaire is conducted with a small group
    4. None of the above
  6. Answer: a

  7. Which of the following statements is true about the lottery method?
    1. The lottery method is also known as random sampling
    2. The lottery method is also known as population sampling
    3. The lottery method is also known as non-random sampling
    4. The lottery method is also known as sampling
  8. Answer: a

  9. Which of the following statements about sampling errors is accurate?
    1. The difference between the sampling estimate and the corresponding parameter is not a type of sampling error
    2. Sampling bias is not a type of sampling error
    3. Errors in data is not a type of sampling error
    4. Non-response is not a type of sampling error
  10. Answer: a

  11. Which of the following statements about the spatial classification of data is true?
    1. In terms of spatial classification, data is classified on the basis of geographical location
    2. In terms of spatial classification, data is classified on the basis of time series
    3. In terms of spatial classification, data is classified on the basis of quantitative classification
    4. In terms of spatial classification, data is classified on the basis of chronological classification
  12. Answer: a

  13. Which of the following statements correctly describes the process of classifying raw data?
    1. The analysis is a comprehensive method that helps in the classification of raw data
    2. Frequency distribution is a comprehensive method that helps in the classification of raw data
    3. Distribution is a comprehensive method that helps in the classification of raw data
    4. Information is a comprehensive method that helps in the classification of raw data
  14. Answer: b

  15. Which of the following statements is true about class intervals?
    1. The exclusive class intervals are used on a frequent basis in the case of continuous variables
    2. The inclusive class intervals are used on a frequent basis in the case of continuous variables
    3. The offline class intervals are used on a frequent basis in the case of continuous variables
    4. The online class intervals are used on a frequent basis in the case of continuous variables
  16. Answer: b

  17. Which of the following statements about continuous variables is accurate?
    1. The pie charts are drawn only for continuous variables
    2. The bar diagrams are drawn only for continuous variables
    3. The histograms are drawn only for continuous variables
    4. The frequency curves are drawn only for continuous variables
  18. Answer: c

  19. Which of the following statements about the collection of data is true?
    1. The main purpose behind the collection of data is to show the evidence required to reach a clear solution for the problem
    2. The main purpose behind the collection of data is to show the movement required to reach a clear solution for the problem
    3. The main purpose behind the collection of data is to show the design required to reach a clear solution for the problem
    4. The main purpose behind the collection of data is to show the figures required to reach a clear solution for the problem
  20. Answer: a

  21. Which of the following is a database of first-hand information?
    1. Primary data
    2. Secondary data
    3. Both a and b are correct
    4. Both a and b are incorrect
  22. Answer: a

  23. Which of the following statements is correct?
    1. A pilot survey is extremely useful in providing preliminary data about the survey
    2. An airline survey is extremely useful in providing preliminary data about the survey
    3. A mailing survey is extremely useful in providing preliminary data about the survey
    4. A shipping survey is extremely useful in providing preliminary data about the survey
  24. Answer: a

  25. Which of the following statements about the census is correct?
    1. A census is carried out once every ten years
    2. A census is carried out once every twenty years
    3. A census is carried out once every seven years
    4. A census is carried out once every five years
  26. Answer: a

  27. Which of the following statements about sampling is correct?
    1. A good sample helps to provide reasonably accurate information about the population
    2. A good sample helps to provide totally accurate information about the population
    3. A good sample does not provide reasonably accurate information about the population
    4. None of the above
  28. Answer: a

  29. It is possible to __________ the magnitude of sampling error if we take a ______ sample.
    1. Increase, smaller
    2. Decrease, larger
    3. Decrease, smaller
    4. None of the above
  30. Answer: b

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