RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS: A QUESTIONNAIRE AND AN INTERVIEW GUIDE USED TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION OBJECTIVES AND THE ATTAINMENT OF CAMEROON'S VISION 2035

Awu Isaac Oben

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This paper is an excerpt from a Master Degree Thesis (M.Ed.) conducted in 2016. The aim is to present a systematic and detailed explanation of the construction and administration of two research instruments (a questionnaire and an interview guide) used for data collection in the study “The Implementation of Higher Education Objectives and the Attainment of Cameroon's Vision 2035”. This information will serve as a useful guide to the researchers working in the same or similar research project at various context, to adapt or adopt the various items in these instruments when and wherever necessary. The questionnaire (44 items) and interview guide used in the aforementioned study were subjected to Validity and reliability. To give a clear picture of the context and nature of the aforementioned research, the researcher included some related sections from the original research which led to (guided) the construction of the research instruments. These sections include; statement of the problem, objectives of the study, research questions, research design, instrumentation, questionnaire for students, validation of the instrument (face and content), reliability of the instrument, administration of instruments, and procedure for data analysis. A step-by-step (systematic) reading of the aforementioned sections will guide readers to understand why and how the research instruments were selected and constructed. Based on previous studies and related literature, the researcher concluded that a questionnaire and an interview guide were appropriate instruments for the aforementioned study.

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research instruments; questionnaire; interview guide; higher education objectives; Cameroon's Vision 2035

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