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Nursing Research Quiz  27 
Multivariate Analysis 
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June 29, 2012


1. A statistical procedure to test mean differences among groups on a dependent variable, while controlling for one or more extraneous variables:
A. Causal model
B. Analysis of Covariances (ANCOVA)
C. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
D. Path analysis
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2. A statistical testing procedure for examining the relationship between two or more independent variables and two or more dependent variables is:
A. Cluster analysis
B. Multiple regression
C. Canonical analysis
D. Survival analysis
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3. A variable that is statistically controlled in ANCOVA (analysis of covariance), which typically has an extraneous, confounding influence over dependent variable:
A. Mediating variable
B. Manifest variable
C. Latent variable
D. Covariate
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4. In path analysis, a variable whose determinants lie outside the model is:
A. Exogenous variable
B. Latent variable
C. Manifest variable
D. Mediating variable
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5. A multivariate statistical procedure for reducing a large set of variables into a smaller set of variables with common characteristics is:
A. Linear regression
B. ANCOVA
C. Factor analysis
D. MANOVA
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6. A statistical procedure which typically used for testing causal models:
A. LISREL (Linear Structural Relations Analysis)
B. Survival analysis
C. Logistic regression
D. MANOVA
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7. A multivariate statistical procedure which analyses relationship between multiple independent variables and categorical dependent variables:
A. ANCOVA
B. Logistic regression
C. Multiple regression
D. MTMM
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8.
Kaplan–Meier estimator curves are related to:
A. Structural equation modeling
B. Cluster Analysis
C. Survival analysis
D. Canonical Discriminant Analysis
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9. A general method for fitting and testing path analysis models, based on covariances:
A. MTMM
B. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
C. Multiple regression
D. MANOVA
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10. Cox proportional hazards models are applied in:
A. Canonical Discriminant Analysis
B. Correspondence Analysis
C. Cluster Analysis
D. Survival analysis
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1. B 
2. C 
3. D 
4. A 
5. C 
6. A 
7. B 
8. C 
9. B 
10. D 

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