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 more

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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.
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