Dr. MGR University 2009 to 2015 Question Papes PAPER III NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

Dr. MGR University MARCH 2009 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[KU 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2008-2009 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Mention the characteristics of a qualitative research design. (5)
b) Explain qualitative research design with suitable example. (15)
II. Write Short Notes on: (6 x 5 = 30)
1. Ethics in research.
2. Significance of theoretical frame work in research.
3. Steps of literature review.
4. Pilot study.
5. Sampling technique.
6. Writing research report.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) What are various methods of collecting statistical data?
Which of these is more reliable and why? (4+6=10)
b) What is a statistical average?
Describe the characteristics of a good statistical average. (4+6=10)
II. Write Short Notes on : (1 x 5 = 5)
1. A certain stimulus administered to each of the 12 patients resulted in the following
increase of blood pressure 5, 2, 8,-1, 3, 0, -2, 1, 5, 0, 4 and 6. Can it be concluded
that the stimulus will in general be accompanied by an increase in blood pressure?
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Dr. MGR University SEPTEMBER 2009 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[KV 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2008-2009 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Detail the methods of data collection approaches. (10)
b) Elaborate the means of ensuring the quality in data collection. (10)
II. Write Short Notes on: (6 x 5 = 30)
1. Conceptual frame work.
2. Randomization.
3. Pilot study.
4. Time series design.
5. Critiquing the research report.
6. Developing and refining research problem.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. In an epidemic of certain disease, 92 children contracted the disease, of these 41
received no treatment and of these 10 showed after effects. The remainder who did
receive treatment, 17 showed after effects. Test the hypothesis that treatment was
note effective.
II. Write Short Notes on : (1 x 5 = 5)
1. What is meant by analysis of variance?
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Dr. MGR University MARCH 2010 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[KW 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2008-2009 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. A nurse researcher is interested to study the efficacy of two different interventions
in reducing radiation induced vaginitis in patients with cancer cervix.
a) Identify the most appropriate design to study this research problem. (4)
b) Explain the reasons for selecting the particular design. (8)
c) Detail the methods to enhance research control. (8)
II. Write Short Notes on: (6 x 5 = 30)
1. Ethical issues in research.
2. Barriers to utilization of research findings.
3. Hypothesis.
4. Literature review.
5. Meta analysis.
6. Bio-physiological parameters.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Define and explain the uses of Birth rate, post neonatal mortality rate,
infant mortality rate, incidence rate and prevalence rate.
b) A study revealed that among 30 males 10 were obese and among 20 females
10 were obese. Use chi square test to find whether sex and obesity are associated.
II. Write Short Notes on : (1 x 5 = 5)
1. Explain how linear regression equations are useful in prediction.
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Dr. MGR University SEPTEMBER 2010 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[KX 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2008-2009 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Mention characteristics of a qualitative research design.
b) Explain qualitative research design with suitable example.
II. Write Notes on: (6 x 5 = 30)
1. Types of Hypothesis.
2. Writing research report.
3. Sampling technique.
4. Pilot study.
5. Validity and reliability.
6. Methods developing conceptual framework for research.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) What are various methods of collecting statistical data?
Which of these is more reliable and why?
b) What is a statistical average?
Describe the characteristics of a good statistical average.
II. Write Short Notes on : (1 x 5 = 5)
1. A certain stimulus administered to each of the 12 patients resulted in the following
increase of Blood Pressure 5, 2, 8, -1, 3, 0, -2, 1, 5, 0, 4 and 6. Can it be concluded
that the stimulus will in general be accompanied by an increase in Blood Pressure.
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Dr. MGR University MAY 2011 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[KY 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2008-2009 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Define Research Design.
b) Classify the various types of Research Design.
c) Discuss in detail true experimental designs.
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Ethics in Research.
2. Hypothesis.
3. Conceptual frame work.
4. Reliability.
5. Evidence based practice.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Explain the procedure of test of significance.
b) Calculate the co-relation co-efficient from following data and interpret.
Height in Inches 57 59 62 63 64 65 55 58 57
Weight in lbs 113 117 126 126 130 129 111 116 112
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Measures of Dispersion.
2. Probability.
3. Uses of statistics in Nursing Research.
4. Measurement scales.
5. Vital statistics.
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Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2011 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[KZ 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2008-2009 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on : Pages Time Marks
(Max.) (Max.) (Max.)
1. a) Describe the methods of data collection for 15 40 min. 20
quantitative studies.
b) How will you establish validity and reliability of the tools?
II. Write notes on:
1. Probability sampling techniques. 3 10 min. 6
2. Variables. 3 10 min. 6
3. Research utilization. 3 10 min. 6
4. Observation method. 3 10 min. 6
5. Flow of tasks in review of literature. 3 10 min. 6
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on:
1. a) Explain the procedure of test of significance. 15 40 min. 20
b) Calculate the co-relation co-efficient from following
data and interpret.
Height in Inches 57 59 62 63 64 65 55 58 57
Weight in lbs 113 117 126 126 130 129 111 116 112
II. Write notes on:
1. Measures of Dispersion. 3 10 min. 6
2. Probability. 3 10 min. 6
3. Uses of statistics in Nursing Research. 3 10 min. 6
4. Measurement scales. 3 10 min. 6
5. Vital statistics. 3 10 min. 6
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Dr. MGR University MAY 2012 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LA 416]Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2008-2009 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on : Pages Time Marks
(Max.) (Max.) (Max.)
1. Present an overview of the research process and 17 40 min. 20
describe sampling process in detail.
II. Write notes on:
1. Scope of Nursing Research. 4 10 min. 6
2. Quasi experimental Design. 4 10 min. 6
3. Hypothesis and Variables. 4 10 min. 6
4. Validity. 4 10 min. 6
5. Literature Review. 4 10 min. 6
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on:
1. a) Discuss testing of hypothesis procedure. 17 40 min. 20
b) Calculate Mann-Whitney ‘U’ test value for following
Hemoglobin data and give your interpretation.
Study Group 6 9 10 11 14
Control Group 9 12 8 10 11 12 14
II. Write notes on:
1. Z Score. 4 10 min. 6
2. Net reproduction rate. 4 10 min. 6
3. P-value. 4 10 min. 6
4. MANOVA. 4 10 min. 6
5. Beta coefficient. 4 10 min. 6
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Dr. MGR University NOVEMBER 2012 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LB 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
Answer ALL questions in the same order.
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on : Pages Time Marks
(Max.) (Max.) (Max.)
1. Write in detail about the factors influencing sampling 17 40 min. 20
and the various sampling techniques.
II. Write notes on:
1. Observation method. 4 10 min. 6
2. Flow of tasks in review of literature. 4 10 min. 6
3. Grounded theory. 4 10 min. 6
4. Ethical issues in Nursing Research. 4 10 min. 6
5. Bio-physiological methods of data collection. 4 10 min. 6
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on:
1. a) Discuss assumptions of Karl Pearson correlation, 17 40 min. 20
coefficient methods.
b) Estimate SBP value when DBP = 90 using regression
coefficient.
DBP 78 95 76 92 98 95
SBP 127 135 120 130 144 136
II. Write notes on:
1. Fisher exact test. 4 10 min. 6
2. Latin square design. 4 10 min. 6
3. Mid year population. 4 10 min. 6
4. Level of measurements. 4 10 min. 6
5. Sampling error. 4 10 min. 6
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Dr. MGR University APRIL 2013 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LC 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2011-2012 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) List the steps used in the Research process.
b) Discuss the use of Surveys in nursing.
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Evidence Based Practice.
2. Steps in Literature Review.
3. Probability sampling techniques.
4. Rating Scales.
5. Barriers in Research Utilization.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Explain Regression analysis
b) In a study find out the association between the distance form the health centre and
the number of antenatal visits, the following date are obtained. Find the correlation
coefficient
Distance (Km) : 2 2 4 6 7 8 9 10
No of Visits : 6 7 5 4 4 3 2 1
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Mann-Whitney U-test.
2. Incidence and prevalence rate.
3. Sector diagram.
4. Type I and Type II errors.
5. MANOVA.
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Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2013 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LD 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2011-2012 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 100 marks
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. A researcher wished to determine the effectiveness of walking on blood pressure
among bank employees. Using one group, four observations were made before and
after the intervention. Answer the following:
a) Identify the design and its limitations.
b) Describe the steps in evidence based practice.
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Characteristics of a good hypothesis with example.
2. Probability sampling techniques.
3. Data collection in qualitative approach.
4. Critiquing a research report.
5. Ethics in Nursing research.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Explain Measures of variation
b) Fifteen patient records from each of two hospitals were reviewed and assigned a
score to measure the level of care. The scores were
Hospital A: 99, 85, 73, 98, 83, 88, 99, 80, 74, 91, 80, 94, 94, 98, 80
Hospital B: 78, 74, 69, 79, 57, 78, 79, 68, 59, 91, 89, 55, 60, 55, 79
Test at 0.05 level of significance, that the two population medians are different.
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Normal Distribution.
2. Uses of vital statistics.
3. Chi-Square test.
4. Measures of Correlation.
5. ANOVA.
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Dr. MGR University APRIL 2014 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LE 416]Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2011-2012 Session onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. Define sample and explain the types of sampling methods in detail with suitable
Examples.
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Descriptive statistics.
2. Steps in research process.
3. Ethnography.
4. Barriers of nursing research utilization.
5. Mixed methods in research.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. Two independent samples of Albino rats chosen among both the sexes had the
following increase in weight when fed on a diet Table value = 2.179
(a) Can you say that the mean increase in weight differs significantly with sex?
(b) Calculate 95% Confidence Interval for both sexes
Male: 96 88 97 89 92 95 90
Female: 112 80 98 100 84 82 89
II. Write Notes on: (1 x 5 = 5)
1. Explain the different types of diagrammatic presentation and mention the advantages.
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Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2014 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LF 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2011-2012 Session onwards)
FIRST YEAR
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. A researcher wished to study the effect of counseling on obesity among school
students.
a) Draft a proposal with the design, objectives, hypothesis, sampling technique,
tools and informed consent.
b) Explain the measures to be taken to ensure credibility of the results.
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Guidelines for doing a literature review.
2. Reliability and validity.
3. Communication of research results.
4. Application of theory in research.
5. Characteristics of qualitative research design.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. Five children aged 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 years old and their weight’s were 14, 20, 32, 42
and 44 kilograms respectively.
a) Find the equation of the regression lines.
b) Based on this data, what is the approximate weight of a six year old child?
II. Write Notes on: (1 x 5 = 5)
1. Steps involved in Testing of hypothesis.
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Dr. MGR University APRIL 2015 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LG 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc. (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2011-2012 Session onwards)
FIRST YEAR
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Discuss the various methods of data collection in a quantitative research design.
b) Prepare an observation checklist to assess the steps followed by a student nurse
II. Write Notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Pilot study.
2. Importance of research in nursing.
3. Inductive and Deductive reasoning.
4. Critiquing Nursing Research.
5. Non probability sampling techniques.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Non parametric tests.
b) Systolic Blood Pressure of 10 normal individuals were observed as 122, 121, 120,
115, 126, 130, 120, 125, 128, 130. A stimulus was administered and the Systolic
Blood Pressure observed as 120, 118, 115, 110, 122, 130, 116, 124, 125, 128.
Test whether the stimulus has effect. (Table value = 2.262)
II. Write Notes on: (1 x 5 = 5)
1. Coefficient of variation.
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Dr. MGR University OCTOBER 2015 Question PaperSubject : PAPER III  NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

[LH 416] Sub. Code: 2323
M.Sc., (NURSING) DEGREE EXAMINATION
FIRST YEAR
(Regulations for candidates admitted from 2011-2012 Sessions onwards)
PAPER III – NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Q.P. Code: 302323
Time: Three Hours Maximum: 75 marks
SECTION – A
(NURSING RESEARCH)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. A study to assess the effectiveness of life style modifications on knowledge and
knowledge of practice among hypertensive clients in a rural area.
a) Describe the best suited study design.
b) List the objectives, variables, hypothesis and tools for the study.
II. Write notes on: (5 x 6 = 30)
1. Ethical aspects of qualitative research.
2. Define hypothesis & discuss its types.
3. Reliability and validity.
4. Literature review in nursing Research.
5. Research utilization.
SECTION – B
(STATISTICS)
I. Elaborate on: (1 x 20 = 20)
1. a) Role of statistics in Nursing Research.
b) In an ophthalmic OPD 175 persons above 40 years were examined, 40 had both
trachoma and corneal degeneration, 101 had corneal degeneration and 34 had none.
Determine if there is any association between trachoma and corneal degeneration.
II. Write notes on: (1 x 5 = 5)
1. Correlation coefficient.
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