Identify the correct order of research stage:

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Q. Identify the correct order of research stage:

(A) Collection of data

(B) Fixation of research problem

(C) Hypothesis formation

(D) Review of literature

(E) Analysis and Report writing

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

1. B, C, D, A, E

2. B, D, C, A, E

3. A, B, D, C, E

4. E, A, B, D, C

Correct Ans: (2)

Explanation: The correct order of research stages is as follows:

(i) Fixation of Research Problem: The first step in the research process is to identify and define the research problem clearly. This involves determining what you want to study and why it is important.

(ii) Review of Literature: After defining the research problem, the next step is to review existing literature. This helps to understand the current state of knowledge, identify gaps, and refine the research questions.

(iii) Hypothesis Formation: Based on the literature review, you then formulate hypotheses or research questions. These hypotheses guide the direction of the study and provide a basis for data collection and analysis.

(iv) Collection of Data: Once the hypotheses are established, you proceed to collect data. This involves gathering the information needed to test the hypotheses or answer the research questions.

(v) Analysis and Report Writing: The final stage is analyzing the collected data and writing the report. This involves interpreting the data, drawing conclusions, and presenting the findings in a structured format.

Thus, the correct sequence is: B (Fixation of research problem), D (Review of literature), C (Hypothesis formation), A (Collection of data), and E (Analysis and report writing). Therefore, the correct answer is option (2).

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