Advance Qualitative Research Methods Past Paper

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Guess Past Paper 1 : Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Paper : Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Fall – 2020

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Advance Qualitative Research Methods Past Paper

Q1:   Mark the following as True or False

  1. Generalization is the essence of research work
  2. Research is always problem oriented.
  3. A variable is a quantity that can change while a constant is a measurable representation of an abstract construct.
  4. Educational research I expert, systematic and accurate investigation.
  5. Content analysis and historical researches are one and the same thing.
  6. A teacher observing in his own class is a participant observer.
  7. Educational research would yield the same results whether conducted in USA, UK or Pakistan.
  8. Thesaurus and dictionary are opposite of each other.
  9. A library classification is an ingenious way of systematizing the placement and location of books.
  10. Theory can be used to predict further facts that should be found through research.
  11. Applied Sciences rely on Basic Sciences.
  12. Theories are systematic explanations of the underlying phenomenon or behavior.
  13. Descriptive research determines the” what, where and when’ while explanatory research tries to seek an explanation of a phenomenon.
  14. In educational research, the reliability of test scores can be defined as  the consistency of scores obtained by the same individual on different occasions with different stages of equivalent items

Q2:   What is meant by standardized tests and how can achieve standardization?

Q3:   Discuss the merits and limitations of Interview method of seeking information.

Q4:   Discuss the purpose and uses of the survey method in educational research.

Q5:   List causes for the need of research generalization.

Q6:    Describe three characteristics that distinguish qualitatively from quantitative research.

Q7:    List the areas or fields of educational research.

Q8:     Attempt any three of the following:

  1. Discuss the limitations of educational research.
  2. Where are most of the educational research conducted?
  3. What criteria should we use for the selection of research problems?
  4. Evaluation of the problem from a research point of view.
  5. How can we locate the sources of information for our research?

Guess Past Paper 2 :  Qualitative Research Methods

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Paper : Qualitative Research Methods

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Spring – 2020

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Question # 1:   Mark the following as True or False

  1. We make testable statements to learn whether our initial insights are right or wrong.
  2. Scientific research is not aimed at identifying myths, superstitions and false beliefs.
  3. A testable statement of the research problem is one which is vague.
  4. The goal of scientific research is to find simple general rules for better understanding of the real world problems.
  5. Educational research is expert, systematic and accurate investigation.
  6. Content analysis and historical research are one and the same thing.
  7. A completed research study can be a source of other research-able problems that may be taken up in future.
  8. There is no unanimity among researchers about the criteria of teacher success or effectiveness.
  9. Teacher’s personality is one of the important variables in the teaching situation.
  10. Theory can be used to predict further facts that should be found through research.
  11. The term educational technology refers to the hardware like motion pictures, tape recorders, computers, projectors as well as the psychology of learning.
  12. Theories are systematic explanations of the underlying phenomenon or behavior.
  13. Pre-primary education is primarily aimed as exploring ways and means to achieve goals while university education’s stress is on values and physical/intellectual development.
  14. A hypothesis based on previous research is merely a guess.

Question # 2:  Many educational institutions and testing services use test batteries. What are the advantages of using test batteries.

Question # 3:   List the mistakes one needs to avoid while preparing a questionnaire.

Question # 4:   Discuss the purpose and uses of survey method in educational research.

Question # 5:  Suppose you were required to gather and analyze data about some parameters of interest but did

not have time to send/mail the questionnaires and wait for the responses. You decide to conduct this survey through telephonic interviews by randomly selecting telephone numbers from the local telephone directory.  List the advantages and disadvantages of data/information collection through this approach.

Question #6:   Many a times teachers require their students to replicate a study or an experiment that was

performed by someone else and whose outcomes are already know.  What is the purpose of such replication and should we expect different outcomes for in replicated studies?

Question #7:  Match the terms in the left column with the qualities of scientific research in the right column of the following table:

A. _____________Testable a. Learning from mistakes
B. _____________ Skeptical b. Finding similarities
C. _____________ Open minded c. Avoid Bias
D. _____________ Objective d. Publishing studies
E. _____________ Public e. Question authority
F. _____________ Productive f. Science works
G.  ____________ General Rules g. “Show me the evidence”

Question # 8:   Attempt any three of the following:

  1. List similarities between scientists and detectives
  2. Differentiate between reliability and validity
  3. Differentiate between bias and random error
  4. Differentiate between quota and convenient sampling.
  5. Why sample size is important in research?

Guess Past Paper 3 : Qualitative Research Methods

University Name – Confidential

NOTE: Q.1 is compulsory, attempt any four questions from the remaining. All questions carry equal marks. Phones and other Electronic Gadgets are not allowed.

Paper : Qualitative Research Methods

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Examination:   Final, Spring – 2019

Total Marks:    70, Passing Marks (35)

Q1:   Mark the following as True or False

  1. Generalization is the essence of research work
  2. Research is always problem oriented.
  3. A variable is a quantity that can change while a constant is measureable representation of an abstract construct.
  4. Educational research I expert, systematic and accurate investigation.
  5. Content analysis and historical research are one and the same thing.
  6. A teacher observing in his own class is a participant observer.
  7. Educational research would yield the same results whether conducted in USA, UK or Pakistan.
  8. Thesaurus and dictionary are opposite of each other.
  9. Library classification is an ingenious way of systematizing the placement and location of books.
  10. Theory can be used to predict further facts that should be found through research.
  11. Applied Sciences rely on Basic Sciences.
  12. Theories are systematic explanations of the underlying phenomenon or behavior.
  13. Descriptive research determines the” what, where and when’ while explanatory research tries to seek explanation of a phenomenon.
  14. In educational research, reliability of test scores can be defined as  the consistency of scores obtained by the same individual on different occasions with different stes of equivalent items.

Q2:   What is meant by standardized tests and how can achieve standardization?

Q3:   Discuss the merits and limitations of Interview method of seeking information.

Q4:   Discuss the purpose and uses of survey method in educational research.

Q5:   List causes for the need of research generalization.

Q6:    Describe three characteristics that distinguish qualitative from quantitative research.

Q7:    List the areas or fields of educational research.

Q8:     Attempt any three of the following:

  1. Discuss the limitations of educational research.
  2. Where is most of the educational research conducted?
  3. What criteria should we use for selection of research problems?
  4. Evaluation of the problem from research point of view.
  5. How can we locate the sources of information for our research?
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