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Appraising Research into Childbirth E-Book

Appraising Research into Childbirth E-Book

Sara Wickham


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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Concentrating specifically on research into midwifery and related disciplines, this book appraises eight previously published research articles that present both qualitative and quantitative research studies. Each of the various elements is analysed - from the methodology through to the interpretation of the results. Each article is annotated with notes and questions, thereby enabling the reader to actively participate in the appraisal.

  • Presents a range of quantitative and qualitative research articles relevant to midwifery practice in a unique workbook format
  • Enables readers to gain hands-on, practical experience of critiquing research
  • Supplementary tools, checklists, mnemonics and tables enable deeper understanding of the process of appraising research
  • Commentary and expert critique provided by lecturers in midwifery research
  • Contains a user-friendly guide to statistics

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Front Cover Cover
Copyright Page iv
Contents v
Acknowledgements vii
Introduction ix
Section 1: A few tools, tips and checklists 1
Section 2: Women, midwives and information 13
Introduction 15
Chapter 1. Sara Wickham 15
Chapter 2. Nadine Pilley Edwards 27
Section 3: Researching women’s views 43
Introduction 43
Chapter 3. Tricia Anderson 45
Chapter 4. Mary Stewart 65
Section 4: Childbirth interventions 79
Introduction 79
Chapter 5. Julie Frohlich 81
Chapter 6. Ishvar Sheran and Sara Wickham 96
Section 5: Women’s experiences 115
Introduction 115
Chapter 7. Ruth Deery 117
Chapter 8. Tricia Anderson 128
Section 6: Resources 143
Index 163