Nursing research MCQ

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Q1. Studies that produce basic estimates of the rates of disorder in a general population and its subgroups is referred as

(a) Qualitative epidemiology

(b) Analytic epidemiology

(c) Experimental epidemiology

(d) Descriptive epidemiology


Ans: (d) Descriptive epidemiology


Q2. Which of the following type of research focused on finding a solution to an immediate practical problem

(a) Basic research

(b) Applied research

(c) Explanatory research

(d) descriptive research


Ans: (b) Applied research


Q3. Odds ratio is related to

(a) Relative risk

(b) Incidence

(c) Prevalence

(d) Attributable risk


Ans: (a) Relative risk


Q4. Relative risk is calculated in

(a) Cross sectional study

(b) Cohort study

(c) Case control study

(d) None


Ans: (b) Cohort study


Q5. After applying a statistical test, an investigator gets the ‘P value’ as 0.01. It means that:

(a) The probability of finding a significant difference is 1%

(b) The probability of declaring a significant difference, when there is truly no difference, is 1%

(c) The difference is not significant 1% times and significant 99% times

(d) The power of the test used is 99%


Ans: (b) The probability of declaring a significant difference, when there is truly no difference, is 1%


Q6. Which is the best method to compare the results obtained by a new test and a gold standard test?

(a) Correlation study

(b) Regression study

(c) Bland and Altman analysis

(d) Kolmogorov-Smirnov test


Ans: (c) Bland and Altman analysis


Q7. Mean haemoglobin of a sample of 100 pregnant women was found to be 10 mg% with a SD of 1 mg%. The SE of the estimate would be:

(a) 0.01

(b) 0.1

(c) 1

(d) 10


Ans: (b) 0.1


Q8. Height of group of 20 Boys aged 10 years was 140 ± 13cm & 20 girl of same age was 135 cm ± 7cm to test statistical significance of difference in height, test applicable is-

(a) Chi square

(b) Z-test

(c) t-test

(d) F-test


Ans: (c) t-test


Q9. In a study, variation in cholesterol was seen before and after giving a drug. The test which would give its significance is:

(a) Unpaired t-test

(b) Paired t-test

(c) Chi-square test

(d) Fisher test


Ans: (b) Paired t-test


Q10. Mosquito density decreases as height increases in

(a) Positive correlation

(b) Negative correlation

(c) Bidirectional

(d) Zero correlation


Ans: (b) Negative correlation



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