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National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 323 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 EXAMINATION

 

 

 

COURSE CODE: EDU 323 (2 Units)

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

INSTRUCTION: ANSWER QUESTION ONE AND OTHER TWO QUESTIONS.

 

 

 

  1. (a)       (i)        Explain  FOUR components of research design                                 (8 marks)

 

(ii)     Various research tools are available for use by educational researchers,  questionnaire is considered to be most common.     Discuss THREE main factors that  are necessary for constructing a good questionnaire                                                                (6 marks)

 

(iii)      List SIX characteristics of good questionnaires.                                  (6 marks)

 

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

(EDS) and Basic Research methods (BRM) using Spearman  rank order.

 

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

(8 marks)

 

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

Discuss EIGHT steps you would take  in research process.                                                     (16 marks)

 

(b)       List FOUR limitations to scientific process                                                     (4 marks)

 

 

  1. (a)       Research project starts from identification of problems, discuss EIGHT sources from where you can discover such problems.                                                                                  (16 marks)
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(b)       List FOUR criteria of how the problem of investigation should be suitable to the peculiarities

of the research.                                                                                                                       (4 marks)

 

4. (a) List EIGHT components of preliminary pages of a research  report.                        (8 marks)
  (b) Describe SIX features of research methodology that  should be included in your research

report.                                                                                                             (12 marks)

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