BIT 2209 RESEARCH SKILLS KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2013/2014
ORDINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2209 RESEARCH SKILLS
DATE: AUGUST, 2014 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE (30 MARKS)
a) Give Five (6) reasons why people engage in Scientific Research. [6 Marks]
b) Outline how you will determine a Research Method to use in your Research.
[8 Marks]
c) Once engaged in Scientific Research, How can one remain interested in it, till
completion? [6 Marks]
d) What skills and experience must one have, which might help him/her complete a
research work? [10 Marks]
QUESTION TWO (20 MARKS)
Write brief notes on the importance of the following in undertaking research.
a) Problem Statement
b) Literature Review
c) Scope
d) Objectives [5 Marks Each]
QUESTION THREE (20 MARKS)
Derive an evaluation criterion for grading an Information Technology Final Year
Research project.
QUESTION FOUR (20 MARKS)
a) Outline Five (5), ethical considerations (code of ethics), that you must ensure when
collecting data using interview and/or questionnaires. [10 Marks]
b) Discuss “Plagiarism” [5 Marks]
c) Detail Five (5) ways that you can employ to avoid committing Research Plagiarism.
[5 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE (20 MARKS)
a) Discuss at least 5 products or results that can come out of an IT scientific research.
[5 Marks]
b)Discuss Design and Creation strategy to undertaking scientific research. [10 Marks]
c)Explain using specific examples the application of Design and Creation strategy in ITbased scientific research. [5 Marks]

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