BIT 2209 RESEARCH SKILLS KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2014/2015
ORDINARY EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2209 RESEARCH SKILLS
DATE: APRIL, 2015 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE (30 MARKS)
a) Explain the following Research Concepts;
i) Research Project
ii) Research Project Management
iii) Research Process
iv) Research Skills (10 Marks)
b) Outline a typical Structure of a Research Proposal. (10 Marks)
c) Explain the interplay between the following Research components
 Time
 Research Quality
 Research Budget (10 Marks)
QUESTION TWO (20 MARKS)
a) Discuss Research Ethics (10 Marks)
b) What are some of some of the unethical practices that you may encounter while doing
Research? How can you avoid falling prey to these practices? (10 Marks)
QUESTION THREE (20 MARKS)
The object of research is to extend human knowledge beyond what is already known.
Discuss this statement.
QUESTION FOUR (20 MARKS)
a) Why is a review of literature important in undertaking scientific research?
(15 Marks)
b) What is meant by the phrase “SMART Objectives” (5 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE (20 MARKS)
Using specific examples in computing and Information Technology research, discuss the
following research approaches;
a) Design and Creation
b) Ethnographic Research
c) Case Study research
d) Action Research
(20 Marks)

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