In which section of the research report might the problem statement by located?
A researcher wanting to locate a conceptual framework to guide a particular research study would be most likely to find which of the following sources?
The literature review section of a research report includes a summary of which of the following?
Which of the following represents a primary source?
A report of a study written by the researcher who did the study
At what point in the research process is the literature review conducted in a qualitative investigation?
Depends on the type of study
Which of the following types of information is consistently covered in a quantitative literature review?
Approaches used to investigate similar problems
Which of the following qualitative researchers would conduct their literature reviews in a way most consistent with that of a quantitative researcher?
The primary purpose for reviewing relevant literature is to
delineate the existing knowledge base of an identified problem
_________results of previous studies is the best way to make the literature review read smoothly
One significant criterion to use when critiquing a literature review is to
make note of the source of the articles cited
Which of the following sources would be most useful for a researcher conducting a literature review?
Research reports found in a referred professional journal
In using available electronic sources, a researcher:
is able to access sources that were not readily available in the past
Which of the following indexes would provide the largest number of relevant nursing sources?
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
A critical aspect of beginning a database search for relevant literature on a topic of interest involves identifying
A researcher using a lot of literature from a variety of sources might use which of the following to organize the search?
Reference management software
Complex searches are useful in conducting a review of literature because
combining keywords can limit the findings to more useful sources
Which of the following would generally be a good way to limit a literature search?
Narrowing the keywords
When the researcher uses the linking feature for an article within a database, what occurs?
If available, the full text becomes accessible while still connected to the database
Web searches will mainly provide
interesting information about the topic
In the following APA formatted reference, to what does the 21 refer?
Harris, R. M., Bausell, R. B., Scott, D. E., Hetherington, S. E., & Kavanagh, K. H. (1998). An intervention for changing high-risk HIV behaviors of African American drug-dependent women. Research in Nursing and Health, 21(3), 239-250.
One advantage of an integrative review of research is that
previous research findings have been synthesized
In writing the introduction to a literature review, which of the following should be included?
A description of the focus of the review
In looking through the literature review of a published study, how would “relevant literature” be operationalized best?
The references should give a meaningful picture of the research problem
In searching the literature to find sources to build the foundation for a study, which of the following are usually not included in quantitative studies?
Which of the following would not be empirical research?
Editorial in a prestigious research journal
Which of the following statements is true regarding the purpose of a literature review in a quantitative study?
Different sections of the research report in a quantitative study make use of literature for support of what is being presented
In historical research, how does the literature review fit into the study?
The researcher uses the literature review to select and define the research topic
In conducting a thorough critique of a literature review in a published study, which of the following are expected of the critique writer?
The reviewer must examine the quality and content of the sources presented
Which of the following would help you clearly determine whether a source is primary or secondary?
Abstract of the article
A written plan for a computerized search may prove helpful. Which of the following is not typically included in a search plan?
Databases that include lay literature
In conducting a complex search, the researcher’s main goal is to
focus the literature review
In conducting an electronic search, which of the following bits of information typically is not found in search fields?
How can a nurse who practices in the clinical area find out what the best practices are for that specialty
Read published meta-analyses
Which of the following statements in the critique of a study would indicate to the reader that the study contains information that could assist in implementing new findings into practice?
The literature presented in this review seems to agree that the suggested intervention leads to better patient compliance