Struggling to understand the language of research? Need to understand the basic principles and processes of research? Do you find it difficult to know how to apply research to clinical practice?
This third edition of Introduction to Research for Midwives is the answer! In simple language, it explains the world of research both for those who must use it as part of evidence-based practice and those undertaking research.
The content is particularly student-friendly and provides clear guidelines on critiquing research articles and producing successful reviews of the literature, with many tips on producing assignments that really work.
All midwives and other health professionals will find this book invaluable in applying research to their own practice.
1. Midwifery, research and evidence-based practice
2. Key concepts in research
3. The basic framework of research
4. Qualitative research approaches
5. Critiquing research articles
6. Reviewing the literature
7. The research question
8. Ethics and research
13. Statistics in research
14. Sampling methods
15. The challenge of the future
COLIN REES BSc(Econ) MSc(Econ) PGCE(FE)
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Colin Rees is a lecturer in research attached to the University of Wales College of Medicine. He has covered the subject of research with midwives on a wide range of courses including those at degree and masters level. He has undertaken a number of projects in midwifery, including the routine use of enemas in delivery with Sheila Drayton, and has a special interest in antenatal education. He has published widely across the nursing and midwifery press, including articles on research methodology for both midwives and practice nurses.