Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery
Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery,
Edition 2
By Elizabeth R. Cluett, PhD, MSc, RM, RGN, PGCEA and Rosalind Bluff, PhD, SRN, SCM, MTD, CertEd(FE)

Publication Date: 03 May 2006

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Description
Building on the strengths of the first edition, this new edition of Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery clearly and concisely examines evidence based practice and research from a midwifery standpoint. This book provides an excellent introduction to the subject and looks at various methods and principles from practical and theoretical perspectives. Equal weight is given to the quantitative and qualitative approaches. New chapters on evidence based research and interviewing in qualitative research ensure that this edition is fully relevant to current research and practice.

Written by authors with clinical and research experience, this book is intended for midwives and student midwives participating in Diploma, Advanced Diploma and first level degree programmes. It aims to increase research awareness and develop the skills of critical appraisal of research evidence that are essential to evidence based practice. Used in conjunction with other texts, Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery will give confidence to those undertaking research projects by helping to bridge the ‘reality gap’ between research and theory and its application to midwifery practice.
About the author
By Elizabeth R. Cluett, PhD, MSc, RM, RGN, PGCEA, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; and Rosalind Bluff, PhD, SRN, SCM, MTD, CertEd(FE), Former Lecturer in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Table of Contents
Introduction

Chapter 1 From Practice to Research

Chapter 2 Evidence Based Practice

Chapter 3 Experimental Research

Chapter 4 Surveys

Chapter 5 An Introduction to Statistics in Midwifery Research

Chapter 6 Grounded Theory

Chapter 7 Ethnography

Chapter 8 Phenomenology

Chapter 9 Alternative Approaches to Research

Chapter 10 Interviewing in Qualitative Research

Chapter 11 Critiquing the Literature

Chapter 12 From Research to Practice

Glossary

Index
Book Reviews
“The book’s layout enables easy access to the material which can be read in its entirety to gain a broad understanding of research, or it can be dipped into for reference purposes.

The book also contains plenty of checklists and midwifery examples to help the reader understand the application of the research concepts described.

This book is appropriately directed at midwives and students studying at undergraduate level. The content makes it a useful resource for students, teachers and researchers at all levels of experience, particularly if they are looking to refresh knowledge and understanding of research methods that are less familiar to them.¿

Head of the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research
The Practicing Midwife / Volume 10 / Number 7 / July-August 2007
Book details
ISBN: 9780443101946
Page Count: 308
Retail Price: €38.99