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Nursing Research Quiz - 5

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1. The type of research focused on finding a solution to an immediate practical problem is termed as:

A. Basic research

B. Applied research

C. Explanatory research

D. Descriptive research

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2. The principles of ethics in nursing research include:

A. Beneficence

B. Respect for human dignity

C. Justice

D. All of the above

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3. Which of the following is TRUE about features of quasi-experimental research design?

A. Manipulation. control group, randomization

B. Manipulation, but no control group or randomization

C. No manipulation of independent variable

D. Use of correlational approach

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4. Carry-over effects are related to:

A. Factorial design

B. Pretest-posttest design

C. Solomon four-group design

D. Repeated measures design

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5. The extent to which it is possible to make an inference that independent variable is truly influencing the dependent variable and relationship is not spurious, refers to:

A. External validity

B. Internal Validity

C. Internal consistency

D. Reliability

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6. Which of the following is considered as a threat to internal validity of a research?

A. The Hawthorne effect

B. Novelty effect

C. Experimenter effects

D. Maturation

E. Measurement effects

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7. Which of the following is NOT related to dealing with extraneous variables in a quantitative research?

A. Randomization

B. Repeated measures

C. Homogeneity

D. Blocking

E. Bracketing

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8. Which of the following is a method of integrating the findings of prior research studies using statistical procedures?

A. Meta-analysis

B. Secondary analysis

C. Content analysis

D. Grounded theory

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9. The term used to indicate the placebo effect in which the knowledge of being included in a study cause people to change their behaviours, thereby obscuring the variable of interest:

A. Internal validity

B. Maturation

C. Manipulation

D. Hawthorne effect

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10. Investigations in which samples from a general population are studied over time with respect to some phenomenon is termed as

A. Trend studies

B. Action research

C. Outcome research

D. Meta-anlysis

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11. Which of the following data collection method has better subjectivity?

A. Self-reports

B. Observation

C. Biophysiologic measures

D. Questionnaires

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12. Basic principles that are accepted as being true on the basis of logic or reason, without proof or verification is termed as:

A. Assumptions

B. Hypothesis

C. Constructs

D. Propositions

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13. A fundamental ethical principle that seeks to prevent harm and exploitation of, to maximize benefits for, study participants is:

A. Justice

B. Beneficence

C. Nonmalificence

D. Coercion

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14. A method of data collection in which several rounds of questionnaires are mailed to a panel of experts, focusing on their opinions or judgment concerning a specific topic of interest is:

A. Focus group interview

B. Meta-analysis

C. Delphi technique

D. Secondary analysis

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15. The principle of beneficence include all the following, EXCEPT

A. Freedom from harm

B. Freedom from exploitation

C. Benefits from research

D. Risk/benefit ratio

E. The right to self-determination

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1.B 2.D 3.B 4.D 5.B
6.D 7.E 8.A 9.D 10.A
11. C 12.A 13.B 14.C 15.E


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  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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