Introduction to Research for Midwives

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  • Colin Rees, BSc(Econ), MSc(Econ), PGCE(FE), Lecturer, University of Wales College of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff, Wales

This title is now available under ISBN 9780702051654.

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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.

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Book information

  • Published: March 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5165-4

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