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National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 723 MAY/JUNE 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, LAGOS

 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MAY/JUNE 2013 EXAMINATION

 

 

 

COURSE CODE:                  EDU 723 (2 Units)

COURSE TITLE:                 BASIC RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION TIME:                                    2 HOURS

 

INSTRUCTION:  ANSWER ANY THREE QUESTIONS.

 

  1. (a)  State the assumptions that are necessary before using each of the following statistical tools:

(i)        t-test

(ii)       ANOVA

(iii)     Pearson Product Moment Correlation

(iv)      Chi-square                                                                              (12 marks)

(b)        In a research report writing, research methodology shows the structures  of how the   research   is  carried   out.     Discuss  any  SIX  components   of  research methodology that you know.                                                 (12 marks)

 

  1. (a)  (i)        Enumerate any SIX limitations to scientific methods in educational research.                                                                                 (6 marks)

(ii)       Explain FOUR characteristics of educational research.  (12 marks)

 

(b)        In order to carry out a result-oriented  research, it is essential to take necessary process. Enumerate FIVE steps in research process                        (5 marks)

 

  1. (a)       (i)        Distinguish between Population and Sample                       (4 marks)

(ii)       Discuss  any  TWO   types  each  of  Probability   and  Non-probability

sampling techniques.                                                             (8 marks)

(b)        A survey research takes different forms. Explain FOUR  techniques of survey research.                                                                                             (12 marks)

 

 

4. (a) (i) What is a questionnaire? (3 marks)
    (ii) List FIVE components of a questionnaire. (5 marks)
  (b) With relevant  examples, explain any FIVE  variables to  be considered under
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experimental research design.                                                           (15 marks)

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