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National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 823 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA EDU 823 Educational Research  Methods

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

 

 

 

Course Code:                        EDU 823                                                        Credit:           3

Course Title:             Educational Research  Methods   Time Allowed:        3 Hours

Instructions:             Answer question number one (1) and any  other three (3)

questions.

 

1a i. Explain the term Library
  ii. State the two (2) modifications that  have taken  place in the role of the
Library as a
    source of literature  for research and why?
b. i. What is a questionnaire?
  ii. State at least three (3) characteristics of a good questionnaire
c. i. Identify the concerns of Descriptive Survey research methodology
  ii. Why is the Survey research included in the quantitative tradition rather
    than    the  qualitative?

(25 marks)

 

2a.       Explain  any  three  (3)  of the  following statements   of characteristics  of research process according to Leedy (1997).

  1. Research requires a specific plan of procedure
  2. Research is usually  divides  the  principal  problems  into  manageable  sub- problems

iii.          Researchers are guided by specific research problems, questions or hypothesis

  1. iv. Research accepts certain critical assumption.

 

  1. b. State  the three  (3) major systems of classifying educational research methods and give at least    one (1) good example of each of the three (3) classification
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(15 marks)

 

3a.       State  and  explain  at  least  three  (3) reasons  why some students  abandon their graduate work.

  1. b. Discuss the importance  of Literature Review in reshaping a research problem

(15 marks)

 

4a.       Discuss the concepts of units of analysis and reactivity commonly used in humanities studies.

  1. b.             Why is it very important to clearly specify the unit of analysis in research?
  2. List the five (5) units of analysis commonly used in humanities.

(15 marks)

 

5a. i. What is meant  by a theory and a hypothesis in educational research?
  ii. Explain the characteristics of a good theory and a good hypothesis in
research.

 

  1. b. What are the relationships between theories and hypotheses in research?

 

(15 marks)

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