Translational Nursing Research Quiz

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Nursing Research Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • 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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    Integrative reviews are are more rigorous than systematic reviews.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    What type of research provides accurate descriptions about phenomenon?
  • 28. 
    The researcher is aware that experimental designs have control groups.  What type of groups do quasi-experimental designs have?
    • A. 

      Peer groups

    • B. 

      Extraneous groups

    • C. 

      Comparison groups

    • D. 

      Support groups

  • 29. 
    Which type of research forecasts precise relationships between dimensions of phenomenon or differences between groups?
    • A. 

      Applied research

    • B. 

      Predictive research

    • C. 

      Basic research

    • D. 

      Explanatory research

  • 30. 
    An international standard providing physicians guidelines for conducting biomedical research:
    • A. 

      Declaration of Helsinki

    • B. 

      Hippocratic Oath

    • C. 

      Joanna Briggs Report

    • D. 

      Belmont Report

  • 31. 
    Name the type of evidence gathered through the use of our five senses.
  • 32. 
    Grounded theory is best utilized when the researcher wants to discover the process of something.  The literature review should be completed:
    • A. 

      Before the research is completed

    • B. 

      After the research is completed

    • C. 

      During the research process

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    A study is being conducted in a large metropolitan hospital.  They are using a randomized control trial design.  Which of the following would need to be strongly considered in this type of design?
    • A. 

      Requires small number of subjects

    • B. 

      Requires large number of subjects

    • C. 

      Random assignment

    • D. 

      Interventions consistently implemented to all of the subjects

  • 34. 
    Which one of the following is not a step in nonexperimental research?
    • A. 

      Determine research problem and hypotheses

    • B. 

      Analyze data

    • C. 

      Interpret results

    • D. 

      All are steps

  • 35. 
    When a researcher starts with the dependent variable and moves backwards, it is called ________.
    • A. 

      Predictive research

    • B. 

      Retrospective research

    • C. 

      Exploratory research

    • D. 

      Descriptive research

  • 36. 
    When research is done to test hypotheses and theories about how and why phenomena operate as they do, then the primary purpose of such research is:
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Predictive

    • C. 

      Explanatory

  • 37. 
    The directors of a graduate program in educational research wish to see what types of jobs their graduates take after they finish their program. They randomly sample students from the program and have them fill out questionnaires with items asking about the types of jobs they have had. They also are asked to describe the roles they play in their current positions. This project is best described as having what kind of objective:
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Predictive

    • C. 

      Explanatory

  • 38. 
    Suppose an investigator is interested in examining three components of weight loss intervention.  The three components are: 1.  Maintaining a food log 2.  Exercising daily 3.  Cognitive behavioral therapy The investigator plans to manipulate each of these components experimentally. Thus, each becomes an independent variable. What is the best type of design to implement?
    • A. 

      Time series design

    • B. 

      Crossover design

    • C. 

      Factorial design

    • D. 

      Strategic design