DL_BIT 2209 _Research skills and design_Part 2 KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2019/2020
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ BUSINESS INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2209/ KCA 300: RESEARCH SKILLS AND DESIGN/ RESEARCH
METHODOLOGY
DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: MAY, 2020 TIME: 6 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer ALL Questions
SECTION B:

QUESTION TWO (20 MARKS)
a) You have been contacted by a KCAU university to conduct study on ICT can be used to
address challenges associated with Corona virus disease. In view of this study describe the
following:
(i) Describe one problem statement [2 Marks]
(ii) Main objective of the study [2 Marks]
(iii) Two specific objectives [2 Marks]
(iv) Write two research questions of this study [2 Marks]
(v) Write any two hypotheses of the study [2 Marks]
(vi) Target population [2 Marks]
(vii) Two significances of the study [2 Marks)
(viii) Type research study you would carry out and why [2 Marks]
(ix) Sampling method you would and why [2 Marks]
(x) Data collection method you would and why [2 Marks]
SECTION C:
QUESTION THREE (20 MARKS)
(a) Consider the following reference
Ebbesen, M. (2011). Cross cultural principles for bioethics. In G.D. Gargiulo & A. McEwan
(Eds.). Advanced biomedical engineering (pp.157-183).
(i) Identify the title of the book, publisher, and authors of the publication, name of the chapter
and names of editors [5 Marks]
ii) Write any sentence that demonstrates how to cite the publication in text using APA
referencing format. [2 Marks]
(b) Peter is a KCA University student that has registered for research project in faculty of
computing and information management. He has difficulty in stating a legitimate research
problem for his study. He has come to you for advice. Discuss 3 pieces of advice you would
offer him about where or how can get started? [3 Marks]
(c) State and explain 5 categories of research approaches. Give one practical example to
illustrate each category [10 Marks]

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