Research awareness in nursing and midwifery: a workbook





This workbook on research awareness was produced for nurses and midwives who have little or no knowledge of research methods. It is not intended to provide sufficient knowledge to make readers proficient in conducting research, although advice on how to achieve this is included. The workbook comprises sections on carrying out a literature search, reading and evaluating research documents, further research-related activities, a glossary of research terms, and a discussion of the exercises.

After reading the workbook, undertaking the exercises and reading the discussion of the exercises, readers should be able to:

  • conduct a literature search;
  • identify sources of information available in their countries/local areas;
  • make attempts at critical evaluation of research-based books, articles, reports and other publications; and
  • consider whether specific publications have implications for their clinical practice.