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National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 723 MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

 

 

EDU 723: BASIC RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION (2 CR) TIME ALLOWED:  2 Hours

 

INSTRUCTION(S):  ANSWER ANY THREE QUESTIONS. EACH QUESTION CARRIES EQUAL MARKS

 

  1. 1. (a)     (i)       Distinguish between  research and educational research

(ii)      Explain FOUR characteristics  of educational  research according to

Anaekwe (2002).

(b)     List SIX steps in research process

 

  1. 2. (a)     (i)       Differentiate between  Population and Sample

(ii)      Discuss   TWO  types   each   of  Probability   and   Non-probability sampling techniques.

(b)     Explain FOUR classifications of survey research.

 

3. (a) (i) Define Questionnaire
    (ii) List SIX components of a questionnaire.
  (b) With relevant  illustrations, discuss FIVE variables to be considered under

experimental  research design.

 

  1. 4. (a)     Briefly write short notes on

(i)       Statistics

(ii)      Degrees of freedom

(iii)     Type I    and Type II errors

(iv)     Level of significance

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

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