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Nursing Research Quiz  9

Biostatistics 
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June 29, 2012


1. All of the following diagrams can be draw from quantitative data, except:
A. Frequency curve
B. Scatter diagram
B. Flow diagram
D. Histogram
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2. In a community correlation between infant mortality and socioeconomic status is:
A. r = +1 (Strong positive correlation)
B. r = 1 (strong negative correlation)
C. r = 0.8 (moderate negative correlation)
D. r = +0.22 (strong positive correlation)
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3. Best graph for demonstration of relationship between ages and weight is:
A. Bar Diagram
B. Histogram
C. Scatter
D. Pie diagram
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4. Age and sex representation is best represented by:
A. Histogram
B. Pie chart
C. Bar diagram
D. Sketch of photos
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5. Quantitative data can be best represented by:
A. Pie chart
B. Pictogram
C. Histogram
D. Bar diagram
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6. Percentage of data can be shown in:
A. Graph presentation
B. Pie chart
C. Bar diagram
D. Histogram
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7. The average berth weights in a hospital are to be demonstrated by statistical representation. This is best done by:
A. Frequency curve
B. Pictogram
C. Histogram
D. Bar diagram
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8. In a random sample taken for a population, the median is higher than:
A. 25
B. 50
C. 67
D. 100
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9. For determination of which statistical parameter requires quantities to be arranged in an ascending or descending order?
A. Mean
B. Median
C. Mode
D. SD
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10. In a population of 100 females in the age group of 1545, the mean systolic BP was found to be 120. In a normal curve distribution, the number of people who would have an average BP above 120 will be:
A. 25
B. 50
C. 75
D. 95
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11. The two important values necessary for describing the frequency distribution of a series of observation are:
A. Mean and standard deviation
B. Mean and range
C. Median and range
D. Median and standard deviation
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12. Arrangement of values in a serial order is to determine:
A. Mean
B. Mode
C. Median
D. Range
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13. A scatter diagram shows:
A. Trends of events with the passage of time
B. Relationship between two variables
C. Proportion of an event
D. Positive relationship between two variables
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14. In 11 babies born in a hospital is 5 above 2.5 kg and 5 below 2.5 kg. The value 2.5 is:
A. Median average
B. Mode average
C. Geometrical mean
D. Arithmetic average
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15. Relationship between two variables can be presented by:
A. Pie diagram
B. Scatter diagram
C. Bar diagram
D. Histogram
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Answer Key
1. C 
2. c 
3. A 
4. A 
5. C 
6. B 
7. D 
8. B 
9. B 
10. B 
11. A 
12. C 
13. B 
14. A 
15. B 

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

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