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National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 323 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 323 (2 Units)

COURSE TITLE:     BASIC RESEARCH IN EDUCATION TIME:                        2 HOURS

 

INSTRUCTION: ANSWER  QUESTION  THREE AND OTHER TWO QUESTIONS.

 

 

1. (a) In order to carry out a result-oriented research, it is essential  to take  necessary
   

(b)

steps.  Discuss EIGHT  steps you would take in research process.

List FOUR limitations to scientific process

 

 

2. (a) Research project starts from identification of problems, discuss EIGHT  sources
   

(b)

from where you can discover such problems.

List FOUR criteria of how the problem of investigation should be suitable to the peculiarities of the research.

 

 

3. (a) (i)        Mention THREE main research design you know.
    (ii)       Explain  FOUR components of research design
  (b) Various research tools are available for use by educational researchers,
    questionnaire is considered to be most common.

(i)        Discuss THREE main factors that are necessary for constructing a good

questionnaire

(ii)       List SIX characteristics of good questionnaires.

(c)       Calculate the correlation coefficient of 10 ODL scores students’ in Educational

Statistics (EDS) and Research methods (RM) using Spearman rank order.

EDS 51 44 70 32 65 67 19 71 45 80
RM 49 41 45 31 50 61 11 64 21 75

 

 

4. (a) List EIGHT  components of preliminary pages of a research  report.
  (b) Describe SIX features of research methodology that should be included in your
    research report.

 

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