DIT 405   RESEARCH METHODS.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SPECIAL/SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS
DIT 405 RESEARCH METHODS
DATE: JULY 2017 TIME: 1½HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Any THREE Questions.

QUESTION ONE
a) List Factors to be taken into consideration when designing a questionnaire [5 Marks]
b) Differentiate between Descriptive statistics and statistical methods [4 Marks]
c) Define the following terms [4 Marks]
i. Population
ii. Sample
iii. Parameter
iv. Statistic
d) Data can be collected from primary or secondary sources. Explain the two sources stating examples
[6 Mark]
e) Define the term Research as used in Research methods [1 Mark]
QUESTION TWO
a) Describe factors to be taken into consideration when determining sample size [4 Marks]
b) List reasons for Sampling [6 Marks]
c) Describe three categories of research designs [6 Marks]
d) List Examples of sources of Literature [4 Marks]
QUESTION THREE
a) Describe factors are considered when choosing a research design [5 Marks]
b) Using APA method of referencing, use examples to explain the following in-text citation [3 Marks]
i. One author
ii. Two authors
iii. For six or more authors
c) Explain Importance of literature review [6 Marks]
d) Discuss the research process [6 Marks]
QUESTION FOUR
a) Explain Types of questions used in questionnaire [4 Marks]
b) The topic of research plays a key role in the entire research process. List the requirements that the topic
selected should meet. [4 Marks]
c) List and explain sampling process [5 Marks]
Business research is an important management activity that helps companies determine which products
will be most profitable for companies to produce. Explain the steps involved in conducting a business
research. [5 Marks]
e) Explain the term research report [2 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE
a) Specific objectives must be SMART. Explain [5 Marks]
b) Briefly explain the term research [3 Marks]
c) Describe the Purpose/ Objectives of research [6 Marks]
d) List and explain two classification of research based on research intention [4 Marks]
e) List four components of preliminary section of a research proposal [2 Marks]

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