Nursing Research NCLEX Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which statement about hypotheses is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Hypotheses represent the main concern to be studied and are the foundations of research studies.

    • B. 

      Hypotheses help frame a test of the validity of a theory.

    • C. 

      Hypotheses help to test the nursing theory.

    • D. 

      A hypothesis is a problem statement.

  • 2. 
    A nurse wants to study the effectiveness of meditation on people who have an anxiety disorder. Which variable would be most accurate to explore in the literature on this topic?
    • A. 

      Use of meditation during childbirth

    • B. 

      Meditation techniques found to be effective.

    • C. 

      Pain management for people with anxiety disorders

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    Independent variable's characteristic:
    • A. 

      It is the variable that is predicted to change.

    • B. 

      It varies with a change in the dependent variable.

    • C. 

      It is manipulated by the researcher.

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Which statement is most accurate regarding hypotheses?
    • A. 

      Hypotheses operationally define the dependent variables.

    • B. 

      Hypotheses are statements about the relationships among variables.

    • C. 

      Hypotheses describe the effect of the dependent variable on the independent variable.

    • D. 

      Hypotheses must include a definition of the treatment or intervention used.

  • 5. 
    What is a characteristic of a hypothesis?
    • A. 

      It flows from the interpretation of the data collected.

    • B. 

      It operationally defines the variable to be studied.

    • C. 

      It eliminates the need to designate a dependent variable.

    • D. 

      It implies a causative or associative relationship.

  • 6. 
    When should a hypothesis be developed by the researcher during the research process?
    • A. 

      Before the development of the research question

    • B. 

      After the development of the research question

    • C. 

      After a research design is determined

    • D. 

      Before any statistical analysis

  • 7. 
    Which research hypothesis is most testable?
    • A. 

      There is a relationship between meditation and anxiety disorders.

    • B. 

      Patients with anxiety disorders who learn meditation techniques have less anxiety than those who do not.

    • C. 

      Teaching one meditation technique to patients with anxiety disorders will be better than teaching multiple techniques.

    • D. 

      The ability to meditate causes lower anxiety in patients with an anxiety disorder than in those who do not meditate.

  • 8. 
    What is a characteristic of a statistical hypothesis?
    • A. 

      It is a null hypothesis.

    • B. 

      It predicts a positive relationship among variables.

    • C. 

      It is a complex hypothesis.

    • D. 

      It describes data-analysis methods.

  • 9. 
    When will a null hypothesis be rejected?
    • A. 

      There is no association among variables.

    • B. 

      There is evidence of significance.

    • C. 

      The independent and dependent variables are related.

    • D. 

      The research hypothesis is rejected.

  • 10. 
    Which level is characteristic of the strength of the evidence provided by the results of a quasi-experimental study?
    • A. 

      Level I

    • B. 

      Level II

    • C. 

      Level III

    • D. 

      Level IV

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