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Problem StatementsFoundations of Nursing Reasearch-5th ed.

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'Is there a correlation between the number of stressors in school and the nursing student's rate of failure?' is an example of a problem statement of a ____________ study (Univariate, Bivariate or Multivariate?)
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Bivariate (usually an independent variable-number of stressors, and dependent variable-failure rate)
A study that involves more than two variables is called a __________ study.
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Multivariate
In a multivariate study, frequently the ________ between variables is the interest of the study.
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Interaction
What is the matter with this research problem, 'Should women over the age of 40 have children?'
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It is not an empirically testable problem. Ethical or values issues don't make good research questions because they aren't measurable.
What is the matter with this problem statement? 'What is the effect of in-room humidifiers on patients with nasal cannula delivered oxygen therapy?'
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The problem statement shouldn't use the words 'cause' or 'effect.'
Correlational statement or Comparative statement? Is there a difference between gender and self esteem?
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Correlational
Correlational statement or Comparative Statement? Is there difference in self esteem in people in the population who have blue eyes and those who do not have blue eyes?
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Comparative
Descriptive Study Comparative Statement or Experimental Study Comparative Statement? Is there a difference in educational reading levels in students who have high anxiety levels before an exam and those who don't have high anxiety levels before an exam?
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Descriptive
Descriptive Study Comparative Statement or Experimental Study Comparative Statement? Is there a difference in educational reading levels for students who were taught relaxation techniques prior to the exam compared to those who were not taught relaxation techniques before the exam?
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Experimental
Where should the prediction of the outcome of a study be written?
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In the hypothesis
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What are the guidelines for critiquing a problem statement? (7)
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1. Is the problem/purpose statement clear? 2. Is the problem statement written in a single interrogatory or declarative sentence? 3. Are the study variables and the population included in the problem statement? 4. Does the problem statement indicate that empirical data could be gathered r/t the topic of interest? 5. Does the problem statement indicate that the study would be ethical? 6. Is the feasibility of the study apparent when reading the problem statement? 7. Is the significan
  
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