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Cxc Past Papers - Social Studies 2003

Cxc Past Papers - Social Studies 2003

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Published by: Chels Maximin on May 11, 2012
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Before you begin to write your answers, choose OE of the following topics and write it in thespace provided.(i) 'The changing role of women in the family'(ii) 'The involvement of young people in organized sports'Topic:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1. (a) State TWO reasons why a researcher would research the topic which you have stated above.(2 marks)(b) Suggest ONE objective on which a researcher may focus in doing a study on the topic you chose.(2 marks)(c) Based on the objective you suggested in 1 (b), write ONE research question. (2 marks)(d) State ONE appropriate method that may be used to collect data on the topic you chose. (1 mark)(e) Outline why a researcher should use the method you stated in 1 (d) above. (2 marks)
Total 9 marks2. (a) For the topic you have chosen, suggest TWO variables which a researcher may investigate.(2 marks)(b) Identify TWO groups from which a researcher may select a sample to get information on thetopic you chose. (2 marks)(c) State ONE method of choosing a sample from ONE of the groups you identified in 2 (b) above.(1 mark)(d) Briefly describe the method you suggested in 2 (c). (2 marks)Total 7 marks
3. (a) Suggest TWO ways to display the data that may be collected on the topic you choose.(2 marks)(b) Explain briefly why the data should be displayed in the ways you suggested in 3 (a). (2 marks)(c) Name TWO statistical measures that a researcher may use to determine how numerical data,such as scores obtained in a study, are related. (2 marks)Total 6 marks
Use the information in the passage below to answer questions 4 and 5.ALCOHOL AND FAMILY LIFEIn a recent study done on the effects of alcohol on family life, the heads of fifty(50) low income households responded. The following information wasobtained and analyzed. 30% of the respondents stated that alcoholconsumption deprives some families from satisfying their basic needs, 60%indicated that it is a cause for domestic violence in the home while 10% claimedthat it prevented family members from enjoying planned leisure activities.These findings have caused concern for many community groups. Leaders of these groups have indicated their desire to find some solutions to theseconcerns from the local authorities in their communities.4. (a) (i) Display the findings obtained in this survey in a pie-graph in thespace provided below. (4 marks)(ii) Write ONE statement about the data you displayed in the pie-graph. (2 marks)(b) State ONE characteristic of the sample used in this survey. (1 mark)(c) Name ONE research method that the researcher may have used tocollect information. (1 mark)

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