Principles of Research Methods for Ayurveda addresses the specific challenges faced by Ayurveda scholars and clinicians without formal training in conventional science or medicine. The aim of the book is to introduce the reader to core literary, observational, experimental and clinical methods commonly used to answer questions in health research. It also outlines their relative strengths and limitations in generating conclusive data and issues that demand new thought processes. It is a comprehensive textbook that gives baseline idea of various methods employed in different settings with the context of Ayurvedic principles.
This book will serve as a beginner’s guide to students of Ayurveda who undertake the subject of Research Methods in the fourth year of graduation. It will be a vital companion for postgraduate, doctoral students and clinicians in pursuit of their academic interests and in making an original contribution to their chosen field. It will enhance the development of tomorrow’s vaidya-scientists and future leaders in bringing Ayurveda to world platform.
Serves as a helpful guide for ayurveda scholars and researchers
Structured around research themes which elaborate key designs
Features protocols, techniques for troubleshooting common problems and an explanation of the advantages and limitations of a technique in generating meaningful data.
Appendices provide resources for practical research methodology, including various guidelines, checklists and documents which are necessary to keep a researcher updated.