Homeopathy CPD Module
Research in Homeopathy
Course Content

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Contents
      Before you get started 
      Course Structure 
      Recordings 
      Textbooks  
1.   Introduction  
2.   What is Research?  
2.1 Why Do We Need Research in Homeopathy?  
      Proving and Improving Practice  
2.2 Research Paradigms  
      The Relationship of Paradigm to Research  
      Positivist Paradigm  
      Quantitative Research   
      Constructivist Paradigm   
      Qualitative Research  
      Main Differences Between Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods  
3.   Designing a Research Study  
3.1 Literature as a Resource   
      Literature Search Strategies  
      Literature Critique  
      A Note About Reading Statistics in a Research Paper  
3.2 Particular Challenges for Clinical Trials in Homeopathy   
      Methodology  
      Practitioner Expertise   
      Small Funds, Small Trials   
      Outcome Measures   
      Who Designs the Study?   
      Systematic Approaches   
      Placebo or Vital Force?   
      Practical Example   
      A Word of Caution: Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review   
3.3 Evidence-Based Medicine   
      Levels of Evidence   
      Overall Summary of Trial Findings 
4.   Summary   
5.   Self-Assessment Question   
6.   Assignment   
6.1 Research  
      U1RQ1/g: Research in Homeopathy   
      U1RQ1/g: Designing a Research Study
      Sending your Assignments   
7.   Figures   

Guides
- Example Top Sheet
- Using the Top Sheet

Philosophy
- A Quantitative Approach to Case-Note Material
- Example Research Critique of Asthma Trial
- Gathering the Evidence
- Letters for Asthma Trial
- Practitioners Must State the Case for CAM
- Research Critique of Asthma Trial

References
- Unit References

Forms
- General Feedback Sheet
- Top Sheet

Homeopathy is a complex subject that is only just starting to be explored. From what we know so far, the evidence suggests that homeopathy could provide solutions to many of the challenges facing us today, we just need more good research.
Homeopathy is a complex subject that is only just starting to be explored. From what we know so far, the evidence suggests that homeopathy could provide solutions to many of the challenges facing us today, we just need more good research.

Rachel Roberts, Chief Executive, Homeopathic Research institute