Introduction to research for midwives (third edition)
Midwives magazine: Issue 3 :: 2012
Author: Colin Rees
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Review by Alison Ledward
I would like to warmly recommend this textbook as a valuable resource for both student and qualifi ed midwives.
It off ers a dual function – either as a standalone read or as a reference for a midwifery research project. A particular strength is the concurrence between research applied to practice and the philosophy of woman-centred care, which is well illustrated by numerous clinical examples.
The introduction to each chapter sets the tone and the ‘key points’ summaries at the end provide a useful means of
reflection. Also noteworthy are the strong links between research and evidence-based practice.
The ‘glossary of common research terms’ at the end of the
book is excellent and is a valiant attempt to demystify research concepts, which are seen by many as prohibitive.