Research Methods in Nursing and Midwifery: Pathways to Evidence- based Practice introduces nursing and midwifery students to the basic principles of research methods. This second edition begins with an introduction to the importance of research and how it relates to evidence-based practice. Students are then introduced to qualitative, quantitative and mixed research design methods, sampling techniques, data collection methods and analysis procedures. This user-friendly text is rich with learning support for nursing and midwifery students, including easy-to-read flowcharts, practical examples and tips, practice exercises and additional resources to expand their knowledge of the research process and methodology. Research Methods in Nursing and Midwifery helps students to think critically, develop problem-solving skills and learn to apply research to the practical aspects of nursing.