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Nursing Research Key Words

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Key Research Terms from the book "Understanding Nursing Research" 4th edition by Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove. I use this for my own practice. There is no spell check so if I do a type-o,please be forgiving. You may take this test as may times as you like. Hope it is helpful. All answers are in lower case if it makes a difference. The following are the key terms you may select from. Each is only used once. I recommend you copy and paste them to word pad for reference. authority; borrowing; deductive reasoning; description; evidence based practice; explanation; inductive reasoning; intuition; knowledge; nursing research; outcomes research; personal experience; prediction; qualitative rese

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  • 1. 
    A person with expertise and power who is able to influence the opinion of others.
  • 2. 
    A scientific process that validates and refines existing knowledge and generates new knowledge that directly and indirectly influences nursing practice.
  • 3. 
    Information aquired in a variety of ways that is expected to be an accurate reflection of reality.
  • 4. 
    Knowledge generated from research that includes evidence for identifying and understanding the nature of nursing phenomena for practice.
  • 5. 
    Reasoning from the general to the specific or from a general premise to a particular situation.
  • 6. 
    Reasoning from the specific to the general.
  • 7. 
    Gaining knowledge by being personally involved in an event, situation, or circumstance.
  • 8. 
    A formal, objective, systematic research process to describe, test relationships, or examine cause and effect interactions among variables.
  • 9. 
    A systematic, subjective research approach used to describe life experiences and give them meaning
  • 10. 
    Insite or understanding of a situation or event as a whole that usually cannot be logically explained.
  • 11. 
    Diligent, systematic inquiry to validate and refine existing knowledge and generate new knowledge.
  • 12. 
    Knowledge generated from research that clarifies relationships among variables and identifies the reasons certain events occur.
  • 13. 
    An important scientific methodology that was developed to examine the end results of patient care.
  • 14. 
    The type of thinking that involves processing and organizing ideas in order to reach conclusions.
  • 15. 
    Knowledge generated from research that enables one to estimate the probability of a specific outcome in a given situation.
  • 16. 
    An approach with unknown outcomes that is used in a situation of uncertainty in which other sources of knowledge are unavailable. Often unique, individual patient situations require the use of this approach.
  • 17. 
    The conscientious intergration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values and needs in the delivery of high quality, cost effective health care.
  • 18. 
    The appropriation and use of knowledge from other fields or disciplines to guide nursing practice.
  • 19. 
    Learning by imitating the behaviors of an expert and the process of teaching less experienced professionals by demonstrating model behaviors.
  • 20. 
    TThe inclusion of truths or beliefs that are based on customs and past trends.