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National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 823 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA EDU 823 EDUCATIONAL  RESEARCH METHODS

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE:      EDU 823 (3 Units)

COURSE TITLE:       EDUCATIONAL  RESEARCH METHODS

TIME:                       3 HOURS

INSTRUCTION:      ANSWER QUESTION ONE (1) AND ANY OTHER THREE (3)

QUESTIONS

 

 

 

1a.       State Leedy’s (1997) definition of research

  1. b. Briefly discuss any two (2) of the three (3) systems by which Educational Research

Studies and Authors may be classified.

  1. Enumerate  the advantages and disadvantages of the Online Computer search for literature.

(25 marks)

 

 

2a.       Explain the meaning of feasibility study of a research problem.

  1. b. Elaborate on two (2) major constraints you may address when considering the feasibility of a study.

(15 marks)

 

 

3a.       Discuss the concept of Historical research by pointing out the following:

  1. The main issue of Historical method/research ii.           The main task of the Historical researcher

iii.          At least three (3) sources of historical data.

  1. b. Explain the two (2) types of evaluation a Historical research addre         (15 marks)

 

4a.       State the three (3) classes of Experimental design b.    Briefly explain the Ex-Post Facto design

  1. Identify the two (2) most important differences between  Experimental research and
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Ex-post Facto research.

(15 marks)

 

5a.       State  at  least  five  (5)most common  types  of validity  approaches  in  Educational research.

  1. b. State the two (2) principles on which reliability is ba

(15 marks)

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