Nursing Research NCLEX Practice Quiz #1 (10 Questions)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What should be included in “scholarly literature”? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Research reports reported in primary sources only

    • B. 

      Conceptual and theoretical literature from primary sources only

    • C. 

      Published and unpublished reports of research

    • D. 

      Primary and secondary sources

  • 2. 
    Reviews of the literature are conducted for PURPOSES OF RESEARCH as well as for the CONSUMER OF RESEARCH. How are these reviews similar? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Amount of literature required to be reviewed

    • B. 

      Degree of critical reading required

    • C. 

      Importance of conceptual literature

    • D. 

      Purpose of the review

  • 3. 
    What are characteristics of the literature review required for a quantitative research study? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      The review is exhaustive and must include all studies conducted in the area

    • B. 

      Doctoral dissertations and masters’ theses are excellent sources of information

    • C. 

      Computer-accessed materials are acceptable

    • D. 

      Primary sources are not as important as secondary sources

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an example of a primary source in a research study?
    • A. 

      A published commentary on the findings of another study

    • B. 

      A doctoral dissertation that critiques all research in the area of attention deficit disorder

    • C. 

      A textbook of medical-surgical nursing

    • D. 

      A journal article about a study that used large

  • 5. 
    What is the best source to use when conducting a level I systematic meta-analysis of the literature?
    • A. 

      An electronic database

    • B. 

      Doctoral dissertations

    • C. 

      The Cochrane Statistical Methods

    • D. 

      An electronic database and Doctoral dissertations

  • 6. 
    What is a characteristic of an audio recording of an unpublished research study reported at a professional conference?
    • A. 

      Databased literature

    • B. 

      Secondary Sources

    • C. 

      Are more difficult to analyze than written reports.

    • D. 

      Are not useful because they are not published

  • 7. 
    What is the first step in the qualitative research process?
    • A. 

      Data analysis

    • B. 

      Sample

    • C. 

      Review of literature

    • D. 

      Study design

  • 8. 
    Which mode of clinical application for qualitative research is considered to be the sharing of qualitative findings with the patient?
    • A. 

      Insight or empathy

    • B. 

      Anticipatory guidance

    • C. 

      Assessment of status or progress

    • D. 

      Coaching

  • 9. 
    Which research process steps may be noted in an article’s abstract? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Identifying the phenomenon

    • B. 

      Research question study purpose

    • C. 

      Literature review

    • D. 

      Design

  • 10. 
    What does a level-of-evidence model use to evaluate the strength of a research study and its findings? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Creativity

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Quantity

    • D. 

      Consistency