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Questions 1-4  Listen from here

You will hear two undergraduates doing a research methods course - a girl called Leela and a boy called Jake - having a seminar with their tutor.

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Research on web-based crosswords

  Leela and Jake chose this article because

A it was on a topic familiar to most students.

B it covered both IT and education issues.

C it dealt with a very straightforward concept.

 

  How did Leela and Jake persuade students to take part in their research?

A They convinced them they would enjoy the experience.

B They said it would help them do a particular test.

C They offered to help them with their own research later on.

 

  Leela and Jake changed the design of the original questionnaire because

A it was too short for their purposes.

B it asked misleading questions.

C it contained out-of-date points.

 

4    Leela was surprised by the fact that

A it is normal for questionnaire returns to be low.

B so many students sent back their questionnaires.

C the questionnaire responses were of such high quality.

Questions 5-6  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things did respondents say they liked most about doing the crossword?

A It helped them spell complex technical terms.

B It was an enjoyable experience.

C It helped them concentrate effectively.

D It increased their general motivation to study.

E It showed what they still needed to study.

Questions 7-8  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

In which TWO areas did these research findings differ from those of the original study?

A Students’ interest in doing similar exercises.

B How much students liked doing the crossword.

C Time taken to do the crossword.

D Gender differences in appreciation.

E Opinions about using crosswords for formal assessment.

Questions 9-10  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO skills did Leela and Jake agree they had learned from the project?

A How to manage their time effectively.

B How to process numerical data.

C How to design research tools.

D How to reference other people’s work.

E How to collaborate in research.

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