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Principles and practice of research in midwifery

Author: Elizabeth R Cluett; Rosalind Bluff
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Principles and practice of research in midwifery.
Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2006
(OCoLC)64742752
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Cluett; Rosalind Bluff
ISBN: 9780702035180 0702035181
OCLC Number: 324993358
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Foreword to the first edition; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Introduction; History of research in midwifery; Aim and purpose of this book; Research awareness; Definition and purpose of research and evidence-based practice ; The relationship of audit to research and EBP ; Structure of the book; Chapter 1. From practice to research; Introduction; Midwifery practice; Types of knowledge; Theory; The nature of research. Paradigms, approaches, methodology and methods: a terminology debate The main assumptions for each paradigm ; From practice to research; Conclusion; Chapter summary; Chapter 2. Evidence-based practice; Introduction; Origins; The purpose; The process of evidence-based practice ; The evidence for EBP; Evidence-based practice and policy; Conclusion; Chapter summary; Chapter 3. Experimental research; Introduction; Origins; The purpose and types of experimental research ; The process of experimental research ; Experimental research designs; Quasi-experimental designs; Experimental case studies. ConclusionChapter summary; Chapter 4. Surveys; Introduction; Origins; Purpose; Characteristics of the approach; Components of the research process ; Specific tools and methods used within the approach ; Reliability and validity; Conclusion; Chapter summary; Chapter 5. An introduction to statistics in midwifery research ; Introduction; Origins; Ethics and statistics; Types of statistics; Presentation of statistics; Levels of measurement; Descriptive statistics; Probability, p values and significance ; Inferential statistics; Correlation and the associated statistical tests. Confidence intervals Odds ratio; Relative risk; Numbers needed to treat; Analysis of variance; Power calculations; Secondary statistical analysis; Systematic review and meta-analysis; Additional reading; Conclusion; Chapter summary; Chapter 6. Grounded theory; Introduction; Origins; Purposes; Features of grounded theory; Ethical issues; Straussian and Glaserian perspectives of grounded theory ; Conclusion; Chapter summary; Chapter 7. Ethnography; Introduction; Origins; Purpose; Characteristics of the approach; Components of the research process ; Ethnographic reports; Conclusion. Chapter summaryChapter 8. Phenomenology; Introduction; Origins; Purpose; Characteristics of the approach; Ethical considerations; Conclusion; Chapter summary; Chapter 9. Alternative approaches to research ; Introduction; Integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches ; Triangulation; Historical research; Feminist approaches; Action research; Evaluation research; Case studies; Conclusion; Chapter summary; Chapter 10. Interviewing in qualitative research ; Introduction; Origins; Purpose; Face-to-face interviews; Telephone interviews; Electronic interviews; Focus group interviews.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth R. Cluett and Rosalind Bluff ; forewords by Jo Alexander, Jennifer Sleep.

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. 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.

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