Evaluation Test For Introduction Of Nursing Research & Evidence-based Practice

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Post Test for the following Chapters:Chapter 14: Qualitative Designs & TraditionsChapter 15: Sampling & Data Collection in Qualitative Studies


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The flexibility and limited structure of qualitative research designs is an advantage because:
    • A. 

      The researcher does not impose any predetermined formats on the social world.

    • B. 

      The researcher can adapt their theories and methods as the project unfolds.

    • C. 

      It allows for unexpected results to emerge from the data.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a general feature that characterizes most qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Personal contact and insight

    • B. 

      Holistic perspective

    • C. 

      Naturalistic inquiry

    • D. 

      Inflexible design

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of qualitative research that affects how a researcher approaches data analysis? 
    • A. 

      Reality is described with language that potentially has different semantic meanings for the researcher and participants.

    • B. 

      There is no single way to gain understanding of phenomena.

    • C. 

      There are many ways to report data.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which statement BEST describes qualitative research? 
    • A. 

      Data are collected from a large number of subjects.

    • B. 

      The research design is structured and fixed.

    • C. 

      Studies are conducted in natural settings.

    • D. 

      Data collected tend to be numeric.

  • 5. 
    In which approach to qualitative research do the researchers intend to generate a theory that is based on data systematically gathered and analyzed?
    • A. 

      Grounded theory

    • B. 

      Phenomenology

    • C. 

      Case study

    • D. 

      Biography

  • 6. 
    Researchers study just one individual, classroom, school, or program in which approach to qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Phenomenology

    • B. 

      Ethnography

    • C. 

      Case study

    • D. 

      Grounded theory

  • 7. 
    Researchers who study various reactions to or perceptions of a particular phenomenon take which approach to qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Grounded theory

    • B. 

      Phenomenology

    • C. 

      Ethnography

    • D. 

      Case study

  • 8. 
    The study of a single individual and his or her experiences as told to the researcher or found in documents and archival material describes which approach to qualitative research?
    • A. 

      Phenomenology

    • B. 

      Ethnography

    • C. 

      Grounded theory

    • D. 

      Case study

  • 9. 
    Suppose that a researcher studies one gifted student in order to better understand how this student's school day differs from that of more typical students. This type of study is certainly a(n):
    • A. 

      Ethnography

    • B. 

      Case study

    • C. 

      Phenomenology

    • D. 

      Grounded theory

  • 10. 
    A researcher would like to conduct a study about the role of childhood informal sport in Japanese, Russian, and American culture. Her work might best be categorized as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Phenomenology.

    • B. 

      Grounded Theory.

    • C. 

      Ethnography.

    • D. 

      Case Study

  • 11. 
    Phenomenology is most closely identified with which of the following?
    • A. 

      Sociology.

    • B. 

      Anthropology.

    • C. 

      Psychology.

    • D. 

      Anthropology.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a component of ethnographic research?
    • A. 

      Participant observation, interviews, and/or documentary analysis

    • B. 

      Being immersed in a social group or setting

    • C. 

      A written account of an ethnographic study

    • D. 

      All of th eabove

  • 13. 
    The emic perspective refers to an external, social scientific view of reality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is non-probability sampling?
    • A. 

      Stratified

    • B. 

      Snowball

    • C. 

      Cluster

    • D. 

      Random

  • 15. 
    In qualitative research, differences among types of purposive sample have to do with:
    • A. 

      Timing during the study.

    • B. 

      Individual variability.

    • C. 

      Representativeness.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    Probability sampling is rarely used in qualitative research because:
    • A. 

      Research questions are more important than sampling

    • B. 

      Qualitative researchers are not trained in statistics

    • C. 

      It is very old-fashioned

    • D. 

      It is often not feasible

  • 17. 
    What is involved in "purposive sampling" for grounded theory?
    • A. 

      Using a random numbers table to select a representative sample of people

    • B. 

      Strategically selecting respondents who are likely to provide relevant data

    • C. 

      Deciding on a sampling strategy early on and pursuing it relentlessly

    • D. 

      Sampling units of time rather than individual persons

  • 18. 
    In which of the following sampling techniques does the researcher ask the research participants to identify other potential research participants?
    • A. 

      Theoretical

    • B. 

      Convenience

    • C. 

      Purposive

    • D. 

      Snowball

  • 19. 
    Which of the following sampling strategies involves deliberately selecting cases with wide variation on dimensions of interest?
    • A. 

      Extreme (deviant) case sampling

    • B. 

      Maximum variation sampling

    • C. 

      Maximum variation sampling

    • D. 

      Criterion sampling

  • 20. 
    Which of these is not a method of data collection?
    • A. 

      Questionnaires

    • B. 

      Interviews

    • C. 

      Experiments

    • D. 

      Observations

  • 21. 
    What is a key informant?
    • A. 

      Someone who cuts keys to help the ethnographer gain access to a building

    • B. 

      A participant who appears to be helpful but then blows the researcher's cover

    • C. 

      A senior level member of the organisation who refuses to allow researchers into it

    • D. 

      A group member who helps the ethnographer gain access to relevant people/events

  • 22. 
    What is the name of the role adopted by an ethnographer who joins in with the group's activities but admits to being a researcher?
    • A. 

      Complete participant

    • B. 

      Participant-as-observer

    • C. 

      Observer-as-participant

    • D. 

      Complete observer

  • 23. 
    Which method can be applicable for collecting qualitative data?
    • A. 

      Media products (textual, visual and sensory)

    • B. 

      Artifacts

    • C. 

      People

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    A researcher asks three groups of 6 depressed individuals from 3 different mental health units how they think they are being labeled by the society because of their mental health status. Each group discusses the topic.What type of method of data collection is this? 
    • A. 

      Participant observation

    • B. 

      In-depth interview

    • C. 

      Questionnaire

    • D. 

      Focus group

  • 25. 
    Setting aside one's values and perspectives during the data collection & analysis process is known as: 
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