Research is now a fundamental part of midwifery practice. However, not everyone finds it easy to understand the basic principles, and particularly the language of research. This book provides an answer to these frustrations. The second edition of this introductory text explores and explains the world of research from the viewpoint of both those using it and those carrying it out.In simple language and with clear examples, Colin Rees demonstrates how quantative and qualitative research projects are constructed, and how they are evaluated. The aim of the book is to enable midwives, midwifery students, and other health professionals, to apply research to their own practice. It is useful for anyone, particularly students, who have to evaluate research articles or carry out a review of the literature, as it is packed with practical advice and tips that really work. An essential purchase for any student beginning research, "An Introduction to Research for Midwives 2nd edition" will be equally useful for those who wish to broaden their understanding of the subject and improve their use of research in practice.
Colin is author of Introduction to Research for Midwives and is currently working on a third edition due out in 2011. He is also co-author of Nursing: Evidence-Based Practice Skills with Karen Holland.
He has been a writer within health care for many years and is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University.
He sees his role as a writer as helping health professionals, especially nursing and midwifery students, to understand simply what research is about, and to be able to apply it to clinical practice and course assignments.