Question 9Why is operational reasoning necessary for research? Answers:a. It facilitates the researcher’s rapport with familiesb. Abstract concepts are of no use to nursing.c. Standard interventions are obtained from operational reasoning.d. It allows the researcher to measure the concepts studied.Response Feedback:Operational reasoning involves the identification of and discrimination among many alternatives and viewpoints. It focuses on the process (debating alternatives) rather than on the resolution. Nurses use operational reasoning to develop realistic, measurable health goals. Thus, operational reasoning takesabstract concepts and makes them focused, concrete, and, therefore, researchable. p. 6 Question 10A researcher studies the effect upon dental caries formation of a year-long regimen of daily rinsing with a particularly noxious-flavored oral solution, only to discover than 285 of the 300 subjects in the study have withdrawn from it by the end of the first month. Which step in the research process was not properly undertaken?
p. 54 Question 11A master’s student knows next to nothing about Maslow’s theory related to hierarchy of needs but, on her advisor’s recommendation, decides to use it as a theoretical framework for her theory paper. The student goes to the library and accesses an old master’s thesis that also uses the theory and copies three pages,word for word. She uses the other student’s reference to Maslow’s work. This is an example of which of the following?
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- Fall '16
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, researcher