Introduction to Research for Midwives
Introduction to Research for Midwives,
Edition 3
By Colin Rees, BSc(Econ), MSc(Econ), PGCE(FE)

Publication Date: 20 Mar 2011

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Description

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.

Key Features

  • No prior knowledge of research needed
  • Written in a simple, practical style
  • Applied to the context of evidence-based practice
  • Comprehensive glossary of research terms
  • Quantitative and qualitative research approaches clarified and illustrated
  • Time-saving study skills highlighted
  • Key points summaries for quick revision

New Features

  • Clear emphasis on evidence-based practice
  • All chapters include new material
  • Major chapters extensively rewritten
  • Up-to-date references and examples
  • New research techniques included
  • Glossary updated and simplified
About the author
By Colin Rees, BSc(Econ), MSc(Econ), PGCE(FE), Lecturer, University of Wales College of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff, Wales
Table of Contents

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

9. Surveys

10. Interviews

11. Observation

12. Experiments

13. Statistics in research

14. Sampling methods

15. The challenge of the future

Glossary

Index.

Book details
ISBN: 9780702051654
Page Count: 254
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: £22.99