This module enables you to continue to develop your research knowledge base and analysis skills from year one. You will develop a research proposal to address this question you identified during year one, demonstrating knowledge of appropriate research design.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge based of research theory through the justification of all stages of the research process for your research project plan.
- Demonstrate best midwifery practice in your articulation of ethical and client focused elements within your project.
- Critically analyse the professional issues that might arise during the conduct of your suggested project, making innovative suggestions for how these might be overcome.
- Demonstrate the skills of independent learning appropriate to a midwife throughout the conduct of this project.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the context and provision of maternity services in your articulation of potential challenges and solutions to undertaking the suggested research project.
- Paradigms and Research Approaches
- Developing research objectives
- Sampling frameworks and processes
- Data collection and analysis
Ethical and legal
- Ethical principles in research
- Research governance processes
- Recognising and protecting vulnerable clients
- Informed Consent
- Data protection
- Time management
Programme threads are linked throughout and include:
- Baby Friendly principles
- Medicines management
- Mental health and well-being
- Values Based Journey
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
- Lectures (Research related)
- Small group and individual supervision
- Technology enhanced learning activities
- Self directed study
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||50|
|Completion of assessment task||50|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Offredy M and Vickers P (2010). Developing a Healthcare Research Proposal: An Interactive Student Guide. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Gray DE (2009). Doing Research in the Real World. Los Angeles: Sage Publications Limited.
Bowling A (2014). Research Methods in Health: Investigating Health and Health Services. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
Punch K (2016). Developing effective research proposals. London: SAGE.
Creswell JW (2011). Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research. London: Sage Publications Limited.
Polit DF and Beck (2014). Essentials of Nursing Research; Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice. Philadelphia: Lipincott, Williams and Wilkins.
Cluett ER and Bluff R (2006). Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston Elsevier.
Flick U (2011). Introducing Research Methodology; A Beginners Guide to Doing A Research Project.. Los Angeles: Sage Publications Limited.
Craig JV and Smyth, RL (2012). The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston.
Gerrish K and Lacey (2010). The Research Process in Nursing. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Presentation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.