Evidence Based Practice Exams Prep Test

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  • 1. 
    Select all that apply to the use of Qualitative Research
    • A. 

      To learn the terms or words in common use to write a survey questionnaire - How do upper extremity amputation patients describe their participation challenges?

    • B. 

      To validate quantitative research of provide a different perspective on the same phenomena - A quantitative study indicates that a majority of stroke patients do not take their blood pressure medications regularly; Qualitative Study -> Why has there been poor compliance with blood pressure medication in stroke patients?

  • 2. 
    [Blank] represents a philosophical approach that directs the researcher to a type of questions and ideas about what is an answer Three aspects: - Ethnography - Phenomenology - Grounded Theory
  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a data collection method
    • A. 

      Structured interviews

    • B. 

      Semi-structured interviews

    • C. 

      In-depth interviews

    • D. 

      Focus groups

    • E. 

      Observational methods

    • F. 

      All the above

  • 4. 
    All of the following are aspects of a Structured Interview EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Set of structured questions

    • B. 

      Questionnaire or by a trained interviewer

    • C. 

      Overall loose structure

    • D. 

      Contains closed questions that are limited in response choices that restrict the depth and variety of responses

    • E. 

      Can be delivered to a large number of people over a relatively short time period at a reduced cost

  • 5. 
    All the following are true regarding Semi-Structured Interviews EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Overall loose structure

    • B. 

      Questions function as an agenda for the interview

    • C. 

      Very closed in questioning, that only allows for limited answers

    • D. 

      Questions branch out to a more open type of questioning

    • E. 

      Interviewees are allowed to offer more detailed responses

  • 6. 
    All the following are true regarding In-Depth Interviews EXCEPT
    • A. 

      No pre-set agenda

    • B. 

      Strict structured agenda

    • C. 

      Respondents allowed to lead the interview and to give their full responses

    • D. 

      Ongoing questioning is based on the responses just obtained from the interviewee

  • 7. 
    Select all the following that are true pertaining to Focus Groups
    • A. 

      Contains 8 to 12 people (subjects) who have been brought together to discuss a shared issue

    • B. 

      Contains 1 to 2 facilitators that conduct the group

    • C. 

      Facilitators provide a wide breadth of opinion on a subject matter in a relatively short space of time

    • D. 

      Contains a large group dynamic

  • 8. 
    All of the following are true regarding Observational Methods 
    • A. 

      Researchers assess human behavior and interactions first-hand, as well as the impact of these behaviors have on the subject matter

    • B. 

      Presence of an observer can alter people's behavior

    • C. 

      Observer alters the human behavior natural environment

    • D. 

      Non of the above are true

  • 9. 
    Select all the following that are TRUE regarding to Sample Selection
    • A. 

      Different from quantitative methods

    • B. 

      Subjects strategically selected based on their potential for providing information

    • C. 

      Emphasis is on gathering as much information as possible

    • D. 

      Also referred to as Theoretical Sampling

  • 10. 
    All of the following are aspects of Theoretical Samples EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Convenience

    • B. 

      Quota

    • C. 

      Snowball

    • D. 

      Typical case

    • E. 

      Maximum variation

    • F. 

      Sample size

  • 11. 
    Sample size is determined by saturation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    [Blank] in a qualitative study occurs when it can be reasonably concluded that the recruitment of additional subjects no longer provide additional information or insights to the level of understanding achieved with the subject area
  • 13. 
    Which of the following is part of the criteria for judging trustworthiness?
    • A. 

      Credibility - internal validity

    • B. 

      Transferability - external validity

    • C. 

      Dependability - reliability

    • D. 

      Conformability - objectivity

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is FALSE regarding Transferability (External Validity)?
    • A. 

      Transferability = sample selection

    • B. 

      Use of a panel of judges to select informants representative of the phenomenon under study

    • C. 

      Comparing characteristics of informants in the study to information available in the literature

    • D. 

      Accurate description must be provided of units of analysis, concepts generated, population characteristics, and setting

    • E. 

      None of the above are false

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is correct regarding Dependability (Reliability)
    • A. 

      Methods of data gathering, analysis, and interpretation must be described

    • B. 

      Aspects are: Auditability, Stepwise replication, & Code-recode procedure

    • C. 

      Dependability - Triangulation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    All of the following are true regarding Confirmability (Objectivity) EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Contains Auditability

    • B. 

      External auditor can follow the natural history or progression of events in a project to understand how and why decisions were made

    • C. 

      Also suggests that other researcher could arrive at comparable conclusions given the same data and research context

    • D. 

      States that methods of data gathering, analysis, and interpretation must be described

  • 17. 
    Select the ones that pertains to a Data Analysis
    • A. 

      Inductive process

    • B. 

      Continuous process

    • C. 

      Begins right from the first interview and continues throughout the research process

    • D. 

      Systematic process

    • E. 

      Researcher seeks to identify any major recurrent themes and subthemes to data

    • F. 

      Audio taped interview are transcribed

  • 18. 
    Select the ones that pertain to the analysis of data
    • A. 

      Read all the narratives

    • B. 

      Extract significant statements

    • C. 

      Create meanings by coding repetitive issues

    • D. 

      Aggregate issues into clusters of themes

    • E. 

      Write an exhaustive description

    • F. 

      Determine similar concepts

    • G. 

      Return to subjects for validation as necessary

  • 19. 
    Use, without proper acknowledgement, of the ideas, phrases, sentences, or larger units of discourse from another writer or speaker is a definition of:
    • A. 

      Paraphrasing

    • B. 

      Content validity

    • C. 

      Citation

    • D. 

      Plagiarism

  • 20. 
    The degree to which an instrument measures what it is intended to measure is a definition of:
    • A. 

      Diligence

    • B. 

      Accuracy

    • C. 

      Validity

    • D. 

      Reliability

  • 21. 
    Intra-rater reliability is:
    • A. 

      The degree to which a rater is consistent with their own ratings

    • B. 

      The degree to which each rater or observer is consistent with another rater's or observer's rating

    • C. 

      A component in the Population of the PICO

    • D. 

      Confidence level

  • 22. 
    The component which allows the researcher to say that the results are due to manipulation of variables and not due to chance interferences of other variables best describes the feature of:
    • A. 

      Substance

    • B. 

      Stamina

    • C. 

      Practice

    • D. 

      Control

  • 23. 
    High-quality systematic reviews are considered to be at what level of evidence?
    • A. 

      Level I

    • B. 

      Level II

    • C. 

      Level III

    • D. 

      Level IV

  • 24. 
    Expert opinion is considered to be at what level of evidence?
    • A. 

      Level II

    • B. 

      Level III

    • C. 

      Level IV

    • D. 

      Level V

  • 25. 
    Non-experimental designs are considered to be at what level of evidence?
    • A. 

      Level II

    • B. 

      Level III

    • C. 

      Level IV

    • D. 

      Level V

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