Read this book: How to Read a Paper
For childbirth educators and other birth professionals who want to learn more about how to read, understand, and critique research studies, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I just discovered the other day that a new edition has been released. I also just discovered my ratty copy of my 2nd edition has gone missing (probably because it’s a favorite to lend out from my personal library). I think I’ll buy a copy of the 3rd edition and make sure to write my name in it.
It’s 40 bucks well spent. I don’t know another author who can make research methods and statistics this engaging and clear to read.
Don’t forget our Understanding Research series, too!