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Unformatted text preview: UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS UNIVERSITEITSEKSAMENS S ‘ U N I A we ABT3728 OctoberlNovember 2015 RESEARCH METHODS DuratJon 2 Hours 100 Marks EXAMINERS FIRST PROF NRA ROMM SECOND DR A ARKO—ACHEMFUOR Closed book examination Thus examination questron paper remams the property of the Unwersnty of South Afrrca and may not be removed from the examlnatron venue INSTRUCTIONS: There are five (5) questrons In thlS paper Each question carries 331/3 marks Answer ONLY THREE (3) questions Number your questions correctly TURN OVER 2 ABT3728 OCT! NOV 2015 QUESTION 1 Give an example of how you would plan and organise a research project (on any topic of your choice). Discuss: a) How you would find a research question that has not been explored before (by looking at the related literature) (8) b) how you would choose the appropriate method or methods to collect relevant information (relevant to the question you WISh to explore) (8) 0) how you would interpret the information (8) d) how you would report on the research pr0}ect (9) [33] QUESTION 2 a) Indicate what is meant by quantitative research (4) b) Formulate ten questions In a questionnaire that can be used to explore the challenges faced by adult learners and to determine whether these challenges relate to the age of the learners You should create seven closed-ended questions and three open-ended ones which can be given to adult learners to answer (20) c) Give reasons for why you have chosen such questions for this questionnaire (9) [33] QUESTION 3 a) What are the advantages and disadvantages of structured intewiews, semi- structured interwews, and unstructured interwews’? (18) b) Define what is meant by a focus group as a method of research (5) 0) Indicate the advantages and disadvantages of using focus groups (10) [33] QUESTION 4 Give an example of how you could develop a partimpatory action research prolect by working With the community on Issues of concern to them Pay attention to a) The prinCIples of partICIpatory action research that you would follow (6) b) How you would bUlId relationships With various members of the community {9) c) The challenges that you could face in setting up the prolect and during the prolect (9) d) How you might deal With each of these challenges (9) [33] TURN OVER 3 ABT3728 OCTINOV 2015 QUESTION 5 Indicate how you would go about compiling a profile of a learning group that could be used to develop a surtable educational programme for them Concentrate on discussrng how you would Identify, document (record) and analyse learners' expressed needs [33] TOTAL MARKS: [100] © UNISA 2015 ...
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