Understanding Research & Publication Ethics through MCQ

Research and Publication Ethics: In this blog post (MCQ on Research & Publication Ethics), you will understand Research ethics through various MCQs.

Topics Covered: Literature Review, Review Paper Writing, Writing a Research article, etc;

MCQs on Research & Publication Ethics

1. In the Literature review, systematic reorganization and reshuffling of the information to develop knowledge/ reasoning/ problem definition is referred to as-



 Both 1 and 2

 None of these

2. Rationale of the study is

 Logic leading to methodology

 Logic leading to aim and objectives

 Logic behind Introduction

 All the above

3. Literature review for which body of knowledge is collected from the supervisor is –

 Literature Survey

 Experience survey

 Objective survey

 Both 2 and 1

4. A literature review is ………… of research.


 Last step

 a formality

 Both 2 and 3

5. Doing literature review from broader topic to a focal point is the-

 Literature search

 Convergent search

 Objective search

 Both b and c

6. Objectives of a study must be –

 Specific & Measurable

 Relevant & Time-bound

 1 & 2 both

 Easy to do

7. Literature review/survey is a –

 Continuous process

 Initial stage process

 Offline process

 All of the above

8. Curly bracket {} will search for the –

 Specific phrases

 Fussy phrases

 Both a and b

 None of these

9. Systematic and organized compilation and critical study of a related body of knowledge is called

 Literature review

 Data analysis

 Statistical analysis

 Result & Discussion

10. Boolean search does not include-





11. SHODHGANGOTRI is the databases of-



 Both a and b


12. PUBMED is maintained in the US by the




 All of the above

13. SHODHGANGA is the database of –



 Both a and b


14. INFLIBNET is –

 Informatics and Library Network Centre

 Library and Information Network Centre

 Information and Library Network Centre

 None of these

15. Which does not cover the social sciences database



 Web of Science

 All of the above

16. The free national repository of Indian synopsis database is/are




 None of the above

17. Literature management tool/(s)-




 b & c both

18. DOAR stands for –

 Directory of open access repository

 Dictionary of open access repository

 Development of analytical report

 Development of access report

19. Which is a huge subscription-based scientific citation indexing service





20. Endnote supports importing in



 a & b both


Research & Publication Ethics MCQs on Review Paper

21. Outline of the review paper

 drawn in the planning stage in consultation with mentor and research team

 should be tight and focussed

 unique summarising and synthesizing of idea

 a & b both

22. The review paper is different from the literature review in

 size, shape, and approach

 size only

 shape only

 size and shape

23. Systematic reviews are common in

 social sciences


 life sciences

 sciences and life sciences

24. The section of the article which must not have subheadings




 a & b both

25. Writing review paper should be started

 in the early stage of planning your research topic

 in the later stage of planning of your research topic

 in the final stage of execution of your research work

 a & c both

26. The first rule of writing a body of the paper is

 include many references

 stick to your outline

 use effective English

27. In the conclusion section

 no separate headings are used

 the objective of the paper is restated

 the expected outcome may be included

 All of the above

28. Review papers are written for

 giving a new direction to existing research

 increasing the h index of author/researcher

 wide readership

 All of the above

29. Abstract is

 same as your Ph.D. research synopsis

 a comprehensive research summary with good length

 crisp, short, and representative summary of research work

 All of the above

30. Review paper writing is associated with a paradox

 Intensive task but not much recognition as compared to research papers

 Less effort is needed but more recognition as compared to research papers

 No lab work but more readership as compared to research papers

 All of the above

31. Which one of the following should not be acknowledged in an article

 Project grant

 Analytical facility provider

 Gift sample providers

 Senior authors

32. Identify which one of the following is a correct pair

 Acknowledgment – sources of study

 Materials and methods – output of the experiments

 The abstract – central idea

 Discussion – rationality of the work

33. Which is not a good a practice

 to cut the work into smaller pieces of work

 Plan the preliminary promising studies which yielded good and novel results

 Select journals with good indexing or Impact factor

 All of the above

34. IMRaD stands for

 introduction, material /methods, results and discussion

 investigation, methods results and discussion

 investigation, methods, results, analysis discussion

 All of the above

35. Title of the paper should be?



 Representative of study

 All of the above

36. Two key features of the Method section are

 short and catchy sentences

 clarity and the reproducibility

 accuracy and precision

 None of the above

37. In the introduction, you should

 give a brief background and brief literature review

 introduce the topic

 identify research gap, define problem & present rationality

 All of the above

38. In the result section

 Do not exaggerate the results

 Do not be afraid of reporting negative results

 Statistical support must be there

 All of the above

39. Infographics

 must be self-explanatory

 must have suitable legends or footnotes

 a & b both

 None of the above

40. The materials and methods section is also known as




 All of the above

41. Major factors to be considered in right referencing are



 Uniform Styles/ guidelines

 All of these

42. Sources of information that you are giving at the end of your manuscript is termed as




 None of these

43. When references are listed in alphabetical order stating the last name of the first author like Smith, G. (2008) is –

 APA style

 MLA style

 CMS style


44. Graphical abstract may contain –

 A graph

 A figure

 An image

 All of the above

45. Suggested reviewers should not include-

 Your supervisor

 Field experts

 Both A and B

 None of these

46. Keywords of a manuscript can be related to the –



 Both A and B

 None of these

47. When “neither author nor peer reviewers know about the names of each other” This technique are called as –


 Single Blind

 Both A and B


48. The proofreading step is the final step –

 After acceptance

 Before acceptance

 Both A and B

 None of these

49. One should Discuss the results-


 With Logical reasoning

 With general statements

 Both A and B

50. The author should address the reviewer’s comments –



 Both A and B

 None of these

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