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Nursing Research Quiz - 26
Biostatistics
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1. A statistic calculated in ANOVA:

A. Chi-square

B. Correlation coefficient

C. Eta-squared

D. t-statistic

2. A statistical procedure used to test the significant difference in proportions, used when the sample size is small or cells in the contingency table have no observations:

A. MANOVA

B. McNemar test

C. Chi-square test

D. Fisher's exact test

3. Friedman's test is:

A. Parametric equivalent test of chi-square test

B. Non-parametric analogue of ANOVA in paired/repeated measures design

C. Non-parametric procedure used to test the differences between three or more independent groups

D. Parametric procedure used when comparing proportions

4. A correlation coefficient used to indicate the magnitude of a relationship between ordinal-level data:

A. Kendall's tau

B. phi coefficient

C. Wilk's lambda

D. F-ratio

5. A statistical index describing the magnitude of relationship between two dichotomous variables:

A. p-value

B. eta-squared

C. t-value

D. phi- coefficient

6. Product-moment correlation coefficient is also known as:

A. Spearman's rho

B. Pearson r=

C. phi coefficient

D. Reliability coefficient

1. C 2. D 3. B 4. A 5. D
6. B

References

1. Polit H, Beck C T. Nursing research. 8th ed. New Delhi: Williams and Wilkins; 2008.
2. Burns N, Grove S K. Understanding nursing research. 4th ed. New Delhi: Elsevier; 2007.
3. Park JE, Park K. Text Book of Preventive and Social Medicine. 19th Edition. Jabalpur: M.S. Banarsidas Bhanot; 2007.
4. Questions from entrance examinations relevant to nursing conducted in India. (NIMHANS/AIIMS/Manipal/Kerala/All India etc..)
5. Cohen J. Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ; 1988.

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