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Nursing Research Quiz - 27
Multivariate Analysis
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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


C. Factor analysis


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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


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7. A multivariate statistical procedure which analyses relationship between multiple independent variables and categorical dependent variables:


B. Logistic regression

C. Multiple regression


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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:


B. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

C. Multiple regression


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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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