BIT 2301 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2011/2012
SECOND YEAR EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF
SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2301 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
DATE: AUGUST, 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE
a) Define what is Research? [5 Marks]
b) How would you describe a Research process? [5 Marks]
c) Name at least three aims of Research [6 Marks]
d) Describe briefly characteristics of Research objectives [10 Marks]
e) Describe action Research [4 Marks]
QUESTION TWO
a) What are the two main types of research? [7 Marks]
b) Give two classifications of research [4 Marks]
c) Name four hallmarks of research [6 Marks]
d) Differentiate between aims and objectives of Research [3 Marks]
QUESTION THREE
a) Describe five characteristics of good “research” [10 Marks]
b) Compare and contrast the qualitative and quantitative research Approaches
[10 Marks]
QUESTION FOUR
a) Explain the following theoretical terms as used in research
i. Tool [5 Marks]
ii. Method [5 Marks]
iii. Methodology [5 Marks]
iv. Framework [5 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE
a) What are the most common functions of a research proposal? [10 Marks]
b) Discuss any five Characteristics of a research proposal [10 Marks]

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