NSS407 : RESEARCH METHODS (2014)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE: NSS407

COURSE TITLE: RESEARCH METHODS

TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS

INSTRUCTION: READ THE STEM OF THE QUESTIONS CAREFULLY AND ANSWER ALL

 

 

1. Nursing research is a process of finding out the solution to a problem
a.     List the 4 types of research (4 marks)

b.     Describe the the characteristics of the scientific methods (8 marks)

c.      Differentiate between experimental and non-experimental research. (8 marks)

 

2 a. Define the term “scientific method”?  (2 marks)
b. List 6 sources of research problems. (3 marks)

c. Differentiate between problem solving and research (10 marks)

 

3.  a. Define population and sample. (5 marks)

b. Enumerate the major types of sampling. (5 marks)

c. Describe the three scientific and three non scientific sampling methods (10 marks)

 

4. Write briefly on the following
a. Concept of ethics in nursing research. (5 marks)

b. The 3 ethical principles in research with human subjects. (5 marks)

c. Protection of the rights of subjects in research. (5 marks)

 

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