University of Texas, Arlington - NURS 4325 Module3 Knowledge Check#1-N4325
Question 1									4/4 pts
Common practice for in-text citations for a single author using APA style includes:
(author last name, year of publication)
(author last name, first initial, year of publication)
(author last name, first name, page number)
Question 2									4/4 pts
In APA format, which one of these statements is NOT true about the references page:
The title of the references page is Bibliography and should be centered at the top if the page and not in bold font.
References should be placed in alphabetical order by author last name.
A digital object identifier (DOI) or website for the journal article referenced should be placed at the end of every journal article reference if available.
The name of the journal should be italicized and major words should be capitalized.
Question 3									4/4 pts
A conceptual definition of a variable is
a link between the variable and the framework.
also considered to be the intervention.
influencing the selection of the sample.
the systematic investigation of relationship.
Question 4									4/4 pts
A nurse planning a research project wants to know more about their sample. Which of the following is the most important reason for collecting demographic variables?
To assure equal representation of all affected groups
To be able to accurately describe the groups in the report
To ensure that the statistical analysis proceeds correctly
To assure that there is no discrimination in recruitment
Question 5									4/4 pts
A nurse hypothesizes that the presence of social support from family affects the pain perception of hospitalized patients. What is the dependent variable in this hypothesis?
Question 6									4/4 pts
Subjects who volunteered to receive an experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer are educated about essential study information, assessed for understanding of this information, and asked to willingly participate in the research study. This process is known as:
Question 7								4/4 pts
A questionnaire has an ID number in one corner that allows the research team to identify the subject. This is an example of:
Question 8								4/4 pts
One example of a research population with diminished autonomy (vulnerability) would be:
mentally ill patients.
Question 9									4/4 pts
Which of the following is NOT a function of the institutional review board (IRB)?
Approve publication of completed research.
Review and approve research proposals.
Require modifications to research proposals.
Promote ethical conduct of research in their organization.
Question 10								4/4 pts
A research hypothesis:
predicts the expected results or outcomes of the study
defines the theoretical framework for the study
is used to determine relationships in a study
clarifies the gap in the literature in the study
Question 11								0/4 pts
Identify the dependent variable in the following hypothesis: "Cancer patients who receive music therapy complain less frequently of pain and require less pain medication than cancer patients not receiving music therapy."
Pain medication use
Question 12								4/4 pts
A friend asks you to explain the difference between a conceptual definition and an operational definition of anxiety. You help her to understand these concepts by providing her with the following operational definition of anxiety.
An overwhelming feeling of uneasiness
A score above 40 on the Anxiety Inventory
Discomfort at the highest level
A sense of fear
Question 13								4/4 pts
Nursing students in a research course are learning about problem statements. To be considered researchable, a problem must:
include an ethical dimension.
deal with patient outcomes rather than social issues.
be clearly defined as the gap in knowledge.
be a clear, concise statement of the specific goal or focus of the study.
Question 14								4/4 pts
Which of the following questions is important to ask when determining the significance of the research problem?
What will it cost to complete the study?
Is there an available pool of subjects?
Does the researcher have the necessary expertise?
Does it promote theory testing and development?
Question 15									4/4 pts
A nurse researcher is planning his purpose statement for his correlational study. He knows it should include the:
setting and statistics that will be used.
theoretical framework and measuring tools to be used.
variables and type of subjects desired for the study.
research design and approach for obtaining consent.
Question 16								4/4 pts
A nursing student is planning to conduct a review of the literature for a research study. One of the main purposes of conducting a review of the literature is to:
It highlights gaps in existing knowledge.
It gives the researcher insight about data analysis techniques.
It helps identify an optimum sample size.
It identifies unique features of the present study.
Question 17								4/4 pts
The concept of causality would be important in which of the following research designs?
Question 18								0/4 pts
Which of the following study designs focuses on finding a cause and effect relationship among variables WITHOUT control of the independent variable?
Question 19								4/4 pts
A nurse researcher wants to design a study that looks at the relationship between two variables. What design should she use?
Question 20								4/4 pts
A nursing student is reading a study with an experimental research design. Which one of the following is a necessary requirement for experimental designs?
Manipulation of the independent variable
Comparison of naturally occurring groups
Question 21									4/4 pts
Which of the following would be out of place in a qualitative study?
Question 22									4/4 pts
If a researcher wants to understand what it is like to undergo chemotherapy from the patient's perspective of their lived experience, the study design is:
Question 23									4/4 pts
A researcher designs a study as a quantitative descriptive study. Which of the following would NOT typically be part of the research methodology for the study?
Finding a representative sample.
Describing a causal effect between the variables.
Clear conceptual definition of study variables.
Using valid and reliable instruments.
Question 24									0/4 pts
Which of the following would be considered to be a research hypothesis?
What was the state of the art of medicine and nursing regarding childhood malnutrition in the late 19th and early 20th century?
Study aims were to determine the risk of breast feeding cessation over time.
Were there improvements in outcome data in caregivers' level of heart failure caregiving burden, confidence and preparedness in providing heart failure home care?
The participants will decrease tobacco consumption at the end of the intervention compared to baseline.
Question 25									4/4 pts
A nursing research student is evaluating a research framework that is explicitly stated in a research article. All of these statements describe the purpose of a research framework EXCEPT:
to guide the development of a study.
it is tested within the study.
to guide the selection of the inferential statistics.
it links the findings of the study back to nursing's body of knowledge.