Quiz: Nursing Research Exams Practice Test

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Quiz: Nursing Research Exams Practice Test

This quiz is here to serve you as a practice test for all the Nursing Research exams, It is true that doctors are the significant priority people in the health profession, but without the nurses, they cannot carry out their work. The quiz below will test your knowledge of the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Consumer

    • B. 

      Primary investigator

    • C. 

      Collaborator

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 2. 
    Florence Nightingale is most noted for which of the following contributions to nursing research?
    • A. 

      Case study approach to research

    • B. 

      Data collection and analysis

    • C. 

      Framework and model development

    • D. 

      Quasi-experimental study design

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Development of local, national, and international nursing research conferences by Sigma Theta Tau

    • B. 

      Initiation of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

    • C. 

      Formation of the National Institute for Nursing Research

    • D. 

      Development of a Nursing Research Council as part of the American Nurses Association

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Reasoning from all chronically ill patients to a single chronically ill patient

    • B. 

      Reasoning from a single diabetic patient to all diabetic patients

    • C. 

      Using a standard nursing care plan to care for a specific patient

    • D. 

      Using a computerized nursing care plan to care for insulin-dependent diabetic patients.

  • 5. 
    Quantitative and qualitative research approaches are particularly useful in nursing because they:
    • A. 

      Are easy to implement.

    • B. 

      Require few resources.

    • C. 

      are both process oriented.

    • D. 

      Balance each other by generating different types of nursing knowledge.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following types of research involve at least some control by the researcher to implement the study treatment?
    • A. 

      Correlational

    • B. 

      Descriptive

    • C. 

      Quasi-experimental

    • D. 

      Experimental

  • 7. 
    In which type of research is there high researcher control, random sampling, and laboratory setting?
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Correlational

    • C. 

      Quasiexperimental

    • D. 

      Experimental

  • 8. 
    Benner (1984) emphasizes the importance of acquiring clinical knowledge and expertise through:
    • A. 

      Professional experience

    • B. 

      Personal experience

    • C. 

      Academic experience

  • 9. 
    What category of research is suggested by the following research question?   "Does telephone follow-up by nurses improve patients' compliance with their medication regimens?"
    • A. 

      Applied research

    • B. 

      Basic research

    • C. 

      Descriptive research

    • D. 

      Phenomenological research

  • 10. 
    A researcher investigates the effect of frequency of position change on healing of decubitus ulcers. The study would be described as:
    • A. 

      applied research

    • B. 

      Basic research

    • C. 

      Descriptive research

    • D. 

      Phenomenological research

  • 11. 
    Applied research seeks to solve a clinical problem in which setting?  
    • A. 

      Controlled

    • B. 

      Laboratory

    • C. 

      Natural

    • D. 

      Simulated

  • 12. 
    A researcher designs a study that uses a random sampling method to decrease the likelihood of bias in the study sample. This strategy was used to implement:
    • A. 

      Manipulation

    • B. 

      Control

    • C. 

      Data collection

    • D. 

      Experimental research

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Time frame in which the research takes place

    • B. 

      Degree of aggressiveness used in acquiring the data

    • C. 

      Amount of control and precision exerted by the methodology

    • D. 

      Process used to synthesize findings to form conclusions from a study

  • 14. 
    A researcher is interested in studying stress and coping in caregivers of elderly stroke victims. The researcher designs a study where data collection takes place in the caregiver's home. This would be an example of which type of research setting?
    • A. 

      Natural, field

    • B. 

      Highly controlled, field

    • C. 

      Partially controlled, laboratory

    • D. 

      Highly controlled, laboratory

  • 15. 
    Problem identification in the research process would be equivalent to which step in the nursing process?
    • A. 

      Goal identification

    • B. 

      Data interpretation

    • C. 

      Identifying solutions

    • D. 

      Nursing diagnosis

  • 16. 
    The plan in the problem-solving process is equivalent to which step in the research process?
    • A. 

      Outcomes

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Implementation

    • D. 

      Goal identification

  • 17. 
    The research process differs from the nursing process on which of the following?
    • A. 

      Identifies new information

    • B. 

      Involves abstract, critical thinking

    • C. 

      Has a broader focus

    • D. 

      Utilizes complex thinking

  • 18. 
    Which of the following would identify the specific aim or goal of the study based on the identified problem?
    • A. 

      Purpose

    • B. 

      Literature review

    • C. 

      Methodology

    • D. 

      Assumptions

  • 19. 
    Research subjects in a study of quality of life (QOL) in liver transplant recipients were asked to complete a questionnaire about their experiences following transplantation. Which of the following would be a likely assumption the researcher made in relation to this study?
    • A. 

      Subjects will complete every item on the questionnaire.

    • B. 

      Subjects are able to identify a personal awareness of QOL.

    • C. 

      All liver transplant recipients invited to participate in the study will complete a questionnaire

    • D. 

      QOL is an important issue to liver transplant recipients.

  • 20. 
    Before implementing a large, multisite research investigation, a researcher conducts a smaller study of the planned study to identify any problematic areas. This smaller study is known as a(n):
    • A. 

      Abstract

    • B. 

      Exploratory design

    • C. 

      Pilot study

    • D. 

      Proposal

  • 21. 
    The researcher uses which portion of the research report to capture the reader's attention?
  • 22. 
  • 23. 
    The initial and one of the most significant steps in conducting the research process is:
    • A. 

      Defining the research variables.

    • B. 

      identifying the research problem.

    • C. 

      Stating the research purpose.

    • D. 

      Determining the feasibility of the study.

  • 24. 
    The purpose statement should identify the study variable(s) and what other key aspect of the study?
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Measurement tools

    • C. 

      Population

    • D. 

      Statistics

  • 25. 
    One important source for identification of a research problem would be:
    • A. 

      Nursing practice

    • B. 

      Research textbook

    • C. 

      Nursing code of ethics

    • D. 

      Practice guidelines