Translational Nursing Research Quiz

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Nursing Research Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A grad student is taking a master's level research course.  While studying the textbook, he or she has learned that which of the following is a purpose of the literature review?
    • A. 

      It provides non- historical background for research

    • B. 

      It includes theories and concepts which underpin research

    • C. 

      It challenges an argument which leads to research

    • D. 

      It describes unrelated research in the field

  • 2. 
    When testing a hypothesis, which of the following is fundamental and must be understood?
    • A. 

      The expected relationship between variables

    • B. 

      The relationship to evidence-based practice

    • C. 

      The correlation coefficient

    • D. 

      The PICO score

  • 3. 
    What type of hypothesis statement is the following: There is no relationship between the amount of anxiety and adherence to a low-protein diet in adults with renal disease.
    • A. 

      Causal

    • B. 

      Complex

    • C. 

      Simple

    • D. 

      Null

  • 4. 
    Identify which of the following are considered abstract concepts? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Quality of life

    • C. 

      Blood pressure

    • D. 

      Grief

  • 5. 
    Which of the following describes inductive reasoning? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Primarily linked with quantitative research

    • B. 

      Primarily linked with qualitative research

    • C. 

      Moves from particular to general

    • D. 

      Moves from general to particular

  • 6. 
    A nurse researcher would like to complete a small study to test a new intervention, before testing with larger samples. Which type of study would be best?
    • A. 

      Case study

    • B. 

      Pilot study

    • C. 

      Systematic review

    • D. 

      Primary study

  • 7. 
    There will be a statistically significant difference in teen pregnancy rates of at-risk high high school freshman, who participate in after-school educational sessions, as opposed to at-risk freshman who do not. What is the independent variable in this hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Pregnancy rates

    • B. 

      High school freshman

    • C. 

      Participation in after-school sessions

    • D. 

      There is no independent variable

  • 8. 
    As a nurse, you know that while using evidence-based practice, you are described as a/an:
    • A. 

      Change agent

    • B. 

      Innovator

    • C. 

      Laggard

    • D. 

      Early adopter

  • 9. 
    What is the dependent variable commonly known as?
    • A. 

      X

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      Z

    • D. 

      O

  • 10. 
    Which method would you chose to answer the question : What process do older adults use to begin an exercise regime?
    • A. 

      Ethnography

    • B. 

      Historical

    • C. 

      Grounded theory

    • D. 

      Phenomenological

  • 11. 
    Qualitative researchers use a variety of techniques. Which types do they use? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Data saturation

    • B. 

      Audit trail

    • C. 

      Central tendency

    • D. 

      Member checks

  • 12. 
    Kurtosis represents the peakedness or flatness of the distribution data?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Range is the difference between the maximum and minimum values in a data set.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Standard deviation_______________: Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Is based on deviations from the mean

    • B. 

      The most commonly reported measure of variability

    • C. 

      Tests hypotheses

    • D. 

      Is the same as multiple regression

  • 15. 
    The inferential statistic that describes the relationship of three or more variables.
  • 16. 
    ANOVA uses the:
    • A. 

      T-test

    • B. 

      F statistic

    • C. 

      Pearson's r

    • D. 

      Chi square

  • 17. 
    When appraising quantitative studies, which of the following elements would be considered essential? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Strategies used to control extraneous variables

    • B. 

      Trustworthiness

    • C. 

      Ethical concerns

    • D. 

      Design being used

  • 18. 
    The term used when subjects have an equal chance of being either in the treatment group or in a control group.
  • 19. 
    Identify the level of measurement used in the following example: To what extent are you satisfied with the quality of care you received? 1-Extremely dissatisfied    2-Very dissatisfied   3-Somewhat satisfied   4-Very satisfied   5-Extremely satisfied
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 20. 
    Qualitative designs are highly regarded in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When considering evidence hierarchies, which one of the following is considered highest on the pyramid?
    • A. 

      Meta-analysis

    • B. 

      Expert opinions

    • C. 

      Random control trials

    • D. 

      Meta-synthesis

  • 22. 
    According to the "Domains of Quality" in the AGREE II instrument, stakeholder involvement:
    • A. 

      Evaluates the format and clearness of the guidelines

    • B. 

      Addresses the behavioral consequences of applying the guidelines

    • C. 

      Identifies the congruence of meeting the needs of the intended users

    • D. 

      Identifies the purpose, aims, and target population being evaluated

  • 23. 
    When considering strategies to establish trustworthiness of a study, researchers use audit trails in which of the following:
    • A. 

      Confirmability and dependability

    • B. 

      Credibility and transferability

    • C. 

      Peer debriefing and member checks

    • D. 

      Thick description

  • 24. 
    Ethnographic researchers present an "insider's perspective" of reality. This is also known as the:
    • A. 

      OTIC

    • B. 

      ETIC

    • C. 

      ATTIC

    • D. 

      EMIC

  • 25. 
    Which type of sampling method is commonly used in historical research?
    • A. 

      Purposive

    • B. 

      Snowballing

    • C. 

      Strategic

    • D. 

      Triangular

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