NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
COURSE CODE: PCR 312
COURSE TITLE: RESEARCH METHODS IN PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS.
INSTRUCTION: Answer any four questions.
All questions carry equal Marks
Discuss what you understand by Variables and identify the various types in research study. (17.5 Marks)
(a) Examine the term “Literature review”, discuss its functions, and differentiate it from ‘’Literature Over-View’’,
(b) Discuss the information required in writing a proper Literature Review.
(17.5 Marks for both)
Errors are inevitable even in research studies therefore discuss the errors you know and the provision made by science on how to overcome them. (17.5 Marks)
The study of Conflict Resolution is centred on the acquisition of requisite knowledge. Critically examine the sources of this requisite Knowledge. (17.5 Marks)
What is an ‘’Hypothesis’’? Discuss the characteristics, sources and functions of Hypothesis in research. (17.5 Marks)
What is a Research? Discuss the types of research that you know and their significance in academic studies. (17.5 Marks)
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