BIT 2301 2209 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2012/2013
SECOND YEAR EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF
SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2301 2209 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
DATE: DECEMBER, 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE
a) Define what is research? Describe five characteristics of good “research” [8 Marks]
b) How would you describe a research process? [7 Marks]
c) Name at least three aims of research [8 Marks]
d) What would you understand by research skills [7 Marks]
QUESTION TWO
a) Compare and contrast Survey and case study research methods [20 Marks]
QUESTION THREE
a) What are the most common functions of a research proposal? [10 Marks]
b) Discuss any five Characteristics of a research proposal [10 Marks]
QUESTION FOUR
a) What are purposes of literature review? [20 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE
a) Compare and contrast the qualitative and quantitative research Approaches
[20 Marks]

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