Research Aptitude Study Notes, Material – UGC NET Paper 1

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Updated on: September 14th, 2023

Research Aptitude notes: Aspirants preparing for the upcoming UGC NET Exam can take the help of the study notes on research aptitude mentioned below. The study material has been compiled by the BYJU’S Exam Prep experts as per your exam preparation need.

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The research aptitude study notes for UGC net paper 1 contains more than 20 topics that need to be understood in a detailed and clear manner. They are systematically organised to ensure that you don’t miss any topic in the UGC NET syllabus. Understand the topic and then practise mock tests to gain a better understanding and confidence. 

Here are the Study Notes on Research Aptitude for UGC NET Exam Paper 1, read thoroughly.

Research Aptitude Syllabus for UGC NET

The topics which are covered as per the syllabus for UGC NET Exam Paper 1 : 

1. Research

  • Meaning Types, and Characteristics
  • Positivism and Post-positivistic approach to research.

2. Methods of Research

  • Experimental, Descriptive, Historical
  • Qualitative and Quantitative methods

3. Steps of Research

4. Thesis and Article writing

  • Format and styles of referencing

5. Application of ICT in research.

6. Research ethics

UGC NET Research Aptitude Notes 

Below we have provided the topic wise notes of Research Aptitude for UGC NET Exam. These notes cover all topics that are asked in Paper-1. Here are the links for topic wise notes for UGC NET Exam Paper 1: Research Aptitude

1. What is Research? What is Research?
2. Meaning, Types, and Characteristics of Research Meaning, Types, and Characteristics of Research
3. Types of Research Types of Research
4. Positivism & Post-Positivistic Approach in Research Positivism & Post-Positivistic Approach in Research
5. Research related important terms Research related important terms
6. Important Terms of research presentation Important Terms of research presentation
7. Important Terms related to Research Aptitude Important Terms related to Research Aptitude
8. Research Process Research Process
9. Steps in Research Steps in Research
10. Methods of Research Methods of Research
11. Report Writing Styles Report Writing Styles
12. Research Tools Research Tools
13. Questionnaire in Research Questionnaire in Research
14. Bibliography Bibliography
15. Research synopsis and Abstracts Research synopsis and Abstracts
16. Research: Report, Paper; Thesis & Dissertation Research: report vs paper & Thesis vs Dissertation
17. Thesis Writing (Stepwise) Thesis Writing (Stepwise)
18. Research Article Writing Research Article Writing
19. Hypothesis Hypothesis
20. Null hypothesis and Alternative hypothesis Null hypothesis and Alternative hypothesis
21. Hypothesis Testing (Part I) Hypothesis Testing (Part I)
22. Hypothesis Testing (Part II) Hypothesis Testing (Part II)
23. Steps of Research Steps of Research
24. Application of ICT in Research Application of ICT in Research
25. Research Ethics I Research Ethics I
26. Research Ethics II Research Ethics II
27. Research Schemes under MoE Research Schemes under MoE
28. Action Research Model Action Research Model

How to prepare Research Aptitude for UGC NET?

  • Analyse research aptitude questions from the previous year papers
  • Check out the sections which are asked regularly from research aptitude paper-1.
  • Some of the sections that are asked regularly are Methods of research, types of research, research ethics, government schemes related to research, Hypothesis and steps of research.
  • You can always expect the questions from the above-given topics.

Research Aptitude UGC NET Questions

Check some of the examples of Research Aptitude questions asked in the UGC NET paper 1

1. In which of the following research methods, manipulation and control of variables, and randomization of the sample are two of the basic requirements?

A. Ex-post facto research
B. Descriptive research
C. Case study research
D. Experimental research

Answer ||| D

2. In terms of research ethics, which of the following may be considered as the most vulnerable stage?

A. Defining the purpose and scope of the study
B. Defining the population and sampling method
C. Data analysis, interpretation and reporting of results
D. Selection of research tools whether qualitative or quantitative

Answer ||| C

3. Spotting gaps in the research literature is the chief way of identifying research questions. In this context, ‘spotting gaps’ in the research literature refers to:

(a) Identifying under-researched areas

(b) Recognizing the gap between two researchers’ background

(c) Identifying inconsistent findings in an area of research

(d) Recognizing gap in the characteristics of sample and population

Select correct option:

(1) (a) and (c) only

(2) (b) and (d) only

(3) (a) and (b) only

(4) (c) and (c) only

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

Answer ||| A

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