Introduction to Research for Midwives - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702034909, 9780702061684

Introduction to Research for Midwives

3rd Edition

with Pageburst online access

Author: Colin Rees
eBook ISBN: 9780702061684
eBook ISBN: 9780702045929
Paperback ISBN: 9780702051654
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 30th March 2011
Page Count: 260

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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.

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

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




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About the Author

Colin Rees


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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, University of Wales College of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff, Wales