Diffusion Of Innovation

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  • 1. 

    Who is the forefather of the diffusion theory?

    • A.

      E.M. Rogers

    • B.

      Jessica Waddell

    • C.

      Mr. Rogers

    • D.

      Gabriel Tarde

    Correct Answer
    D. Gabriel Tarde
    Explanation
    Gabriel Tarde is considered the forefather of the diffusion theory. He was a French sociologist who proposed the theory of imitation and innovation, which forms the basis of diffusion theory. Tarde argued that individuals imitate the behaviors and innovations of others, leading to the spread of ideas, products, and practices in society. His work laid the foundation for understanding how innovations are adopted and spread among individuals and groups.

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  • 2. 

    The 4 main elements of Diffusion are:

    • A.

      Innovation, Communication Channels, Social System, Observability

    • B.

      Initiation, Communication Channels, Social System, Observability

    • C.

      Innovation, Communication Channels, Social Systems, Time

    • D.

      Innovation, Community Involvement, Social Services, Thyme

    Correct Answer
    C. Innovation, Communication Channels, Social Systems, Time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Innovation, Communication Channels, Social Systems, Time. Diffusion refers to the process by which an innovation is spread and adopted by individuals or groups. Innovation refers to the new idea, product, or practice being introduced. Communication channels are the means through which information about the innovation is transmitted. Social systems are the networks and relationships that influence the adoption of the innovation. Time is an important factor as diffusion takes place over a period, with different stages and rates of adoption.

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  • 3. 

    What determines the speed and extent that an Innovation is diffused? (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Observability

    • B.

      Complexity

    • C.

      Compatibility

    • D.

      Complexity

    • E.

      Trialability

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Observability
    B. Complexity
    C. Compatibility
    D. Complexity
    E. Trialability
    Explanation
    The speed and extent of an innovation's diffusion are determined by several factors. Observability refers to how easily the benefits of the innovation can be observed and understood by others, which influences its adoption rate. Complexity relates to the level of difficulty or complexity involved in adopting and using the innovation, with more complex innovations often diffusing more slowly. Compatibility refers to how well the innovation aligns with existing values, beliefs, and needs, which can affect its acceptance. Trialability refers to the ability to try out the innovation on a limited basis before fully adopting it, which can increase its diffusion rate.

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  • 4. 

    Diffusion of Innovation theory can be applied to all areas of nursing in some form, True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Diffusion of Innovation theory is a widely accepted theory that explains how new ideas, products, or technologies spread within a society or a specific field. In the context of nursing, this theory can be applied to the adoption and implementation of new nursing practices, technologies, or interventions. Nurses are constantly exposed to new advancements in healthcare, and the Diffusion of Innovation theory can help understand the factors that influence the adoption and integration of these innovations into nursing practice. Therefore, it can be concluded that the Diffusion of Innovation theory can be applied to all areas of nursing in some form.

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  • 5. 

    The Diffusion of Innovation Theory was originally a nursing theory, True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Diffusion of Innovation Theory was not originally a nursing theory. It was actually developed by sociologist Everett Rogers in the field of communication studies. The theory explains how new ideas, products, or technologies spread and are adopted by individuals or groups within a society. While the theory has been applied to various fields, including nursing, it is not specific to the nursing profession. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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