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NURSING RESEARCH

4 Major characteristics of Scientific Research: Systematic Empirical


follows a step by step process Objectivity (ans hypothesis) controlled have a direction and plan fact finding investigation

Control
Critical investigation

The scientific basis of a research is called:


a.scope and limitation b.review of related studies c.theoretical framework d. significance of the study

These are present in a true experimental research.


1. manipulation 2. Control 3. Randomization 4. Evaluation a. 1,2,3,4 b. 1,2,3 c. 1,3 d. 3,4

Level I research is used when little knowledge is available about a topic. In the research question, What

are nurses attitudes toward obese patients?, which one


is the variable?
A. Nurses B. Obese patients C. Attitudes D. What

STEM:
What...

TOPIC:
nurses attitudes towards obese patients

VARIABLE:
attitudes

POPULATION:
Nurses

In Leoras proposed research question, What do insulin dependent diabetic patients want to know about their disease?, the underlined phrase refers to the problems:
A. Stem B. Topic C. Variable D. Population

What do insulin dependent diabetic patients want to know about their disease?
STEM:
What...

TOPIC:
do insulin dependent diabetic patients want to know about their disease?

VARIABLE:
Desire for knowledge

POPULATION:
insulin dependent diabetic patients

Indicate the levels of inquiry

What is the relationship of patient education to patient compliance in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Ans: _________________________

What will happen if self-care behaviors are taught to patients with chronic illness?

Ans: _________________________

What is the relationship of continuing in-service education in their specialty to the turnover rate of cardiac care (CCU) nurses?
Ans: _________________________

Why do self-care behaviors increase the feelings of wellbeing in patients with chronic illness?

Ans: _________________________

All but one are true in conducting literature review:


A. It provides a sense of context and history. B. It forms the foundation and rationale for your own research. C. It predicts the actual result of the research study. D. It gives awareness of facts, prior findings and instruments relevant to the study.

The tentative answer to the research problem which is advanced by the researcher is called:

a.assumption b.conceptual framework c.hypothesis d.inference

Determine the experimental group of the hypothesis, Use of OR restrictive shoes or shoe covers results in less bacterial transfer to clean areas than use of unprotected street shoes
A. B. C. D.

Patients brought to the OR for surgical procedures Patients who wore OR restricted shoes or shoe covers OR nurses who wore OR restricted shoes or shoe covers Visitors who wore OR restricted shoes of shoe covers

Use of OR restrictive shoes or shoe covers results in less bacterial transfer to clean areas than use of unprotected street shoes

Experimental group

OR nurses who wore OR restricted shoes or shoe covers

Use of OR restrictive shoes or shoe covers results in less bacterial transfer to clean areas than use of unprotected street shoes

EXPECTED RESULT

Will result in less bacterial transfer to clean areas

Use of OR restrictive shoes or shoe covers results in less bacterial transfer to clean areas than use of unprotected street shoes

Comparison group

OR staff who wear unprotected shoes

Moniques research adviser asked her to identify the variables in their study hypothesis, Mothers anxiety and perception are related to changes in infant satiety, anxiety, and feeding behavior. Which statement is accurate?
A. B.

C.
D.

The independent variables are infant satiety, anxiety, feeding behavior The independent variables are mothers anxiety and perception The dependent variables are feeding behavior and mothers anxiety The dependent variables are infant satiety, mothers anxiety

Moniques research adviser asked her to identify the variables in her study hypothesis, Mothers anxiety and perception are related to changes in infant satiety, anxiety, and feeding behavior. Which statement is accurate?
A. B.

C.
D.

The independent variables are infant satiety, anxiety, feeding behavior The independent variables are mothers anxiety and perception - dependent The dependent variables are feeding behavior and mothers anxiety The dependent variables are infant satiety, mothers anxiety

One of the titles of the journals that the researcher read is, Unintended Pregnancies in the Philippines, is an example of what type of design?

A.Ex post facto B.Historical C.Descriptive D.Survey

The most powerful research method for establishing causal relationship is:

a.experimental b.ex post facto c.correlational d.descriptive

When the investigator selects the subjects because he believes they possess the information needed, he is using which type of sampling?

a. random b. purposive c. cluster d. convenience

In this type of sampling, selection of units in the sample is done by chance.

a. sequential b. simple random c. stratified d. cluster

This type of sampling uses the technique whereby the population is subdivided into areas or sections.

a. Systematic b. Stratified c. cluster d. purposive