Essentials of Nursing Research 7th Edition Polit Beck Test Bank

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Essentials of Nursing Research 7th Edition Polit Beck Test Bank

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Essentials of Nursing Research 7th Edition Polit Beck Test Bank

ISBN-13: 978-0781781534

ISBN-10: 0781781531



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Chapter 7

1. Which of the following is not a purpose of a research literature review for a practicing nurse?
  A) To identify nursing interventions that have potential for use in evidenced-based practice.
  B) To identify a suitable research design
  C) To acquire knowledge about a relevant clinical topic
  D) To facilitate the development of research-based protocols



2. Which of the following would be a primary source for a research literature review?
  A) A meta-analysis appearing in the Cochrane Reviews
  B) A metasynthesis published in the journal Qualitative Health Research
  C) An experimental study published in the journal Research in Nursing & Health
  D) A systematic review published in the journal Nursing Research



3. An important characteristic of a high-quality literature review is that it be:
  A) Richly detailed
  B) Succinct
  C) Narrowly focused
  D) Reproducible



4. In conducting a subject search in an electronic database, you would most likely initiate the search by typing in:
  A) An author’s name
  B) Restrictions to the search
  C) A topic or keyword
  D) An ancestor or descendant



5. In an electronic literature search, the searcher does not necessarily have to know the database’s subject headings for retrieving information on a topic, because of the capability known as:
  A) Searching
  B) Mapping
  C) Restricting focus
  D) Copying



6. The electronic database most likely to be useful to nurse researchers is
  C) Web of Knowledge



7. When doing a computerized search for quantitative studies on a topic:
  A) The best place to begin is to use a search engine such as Yahoo or Google
  B) The primary keyword to use in the search typically would be the population
  C) The keywords to start the search typically would be the independent and dependent variables
  D) The specific subject headings used in each bibliographic database would have to be learned



8. Which of the following statements is true?
  A) Citations for the nursing discipline exclusively are included in the CINAHL database.
  B) The CINAHL database includes citations for studies from 1999 to the present.
  C) The CINAHL database uses the controlled vocabulary called MeSH to index entries.
  D) Subject headings in CINAHL include substantive and methodologic topics.



9. Which of the following statements is true?
  A) The MEDLINE database can be accessed only through subscriptions with a commercial vendor such as Ovid.
  B) PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE.
  C) The MEDLINE database includes citations only to English-language journals.
  D) A search in MEDLINE and CINAHL for a given keyword would yield identical results.



10. Which of the following is an appropriately worded sentence for a research review?
  A) Five recent studies have proved that men are less well able than women to cope with the loss of a spouse.
  B) The HIV epidemic has been the cause of considerable anxiety in the gay community.
  C) Nurses and physicians struggle with the decision about whether to work in environments where abortion services are offered.
  D) Research has consistently suggested that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer.



11. One of the major purposes of a literature review is to ascertain what the existing evidence indicates about a given research problem.
  A) True
  B) False



12. A published literature review article would be considered a good secondary source for a person doing a literature review on the same topic.
  A) True
  B) False



13. Information from anecdotal and opinion articles is usually included in a research literature review.
  A) True
  B) False



14. An ancestry approach to a literature search involves using the bibliography of one study to find other, similar studies done earlier.
  A) True
  B) False



15. A descendancy approach to a literature search is essentially the same as an author search.
  A) True
  B) False



16. Studies appearing in the journal Western Journal of Nursing Research are examples of gray literature.
  A) True
  B) False



17. In the following citation from CINAHL, the “12” refers to the volume in which the reference was published: J FAM NURS 2008 May; 12(2): 220-227.
  A) True
  B) False



18. A wildcard character after a truncated word permits a search for multiple words with the same root.
  A) True
  B) False



19. The CINAHL database can be searched through PubMed.
  A) True
  B) False



20. An example of a Boolean operator is the word and.
  A) True
  B) False



21. The literature review section of a research report typically involves in-depth critiques of all relevant studies that have been completed on the research question.
  A) True
  B) False



22. An analysis of the research literature essentially involves a search for themes and patterns in the findings.
  A) True
  B) False



23. A well-written literature review is characterized by numerous quotations from prior research reports on the topic.
  A) True
  B) False



24. The literature review section of a research report should conclude with a critical evaluation of current evidence on the problem of interest.
  A) True
  B) False




Answer Key


1. B
2. C
3. D
4. C
5. B
6. A
7. C
8. D
9. B
10. D
11. A
12. A
13. B
14. A
15. B
16. B
17. A
18. A
19. B
20. A
21. B
22. A
23. B
24. A



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