[ a continuation of an article by dr sanjana vb written in 2011]
•Descriptive-describe systematically a situation, problem phenomenon.
Role of statistical analysis in Homeopathic research:
It is very familiar to all homeopaths across the globe that homeopathy has been subjected to harsh criticism taking statistics as a parameter to analyse the efficacy of homeopathic medicine.Is statistical analysis free from biases? To answer this query we must know what is statistics.In research we use it as a tool to interpret the data we have gathered.
17 th september 2015:---------
research methodology a new perspective -part 2
Recent advancement in science and technology is not recommending RCTs as the best methodology for research.
The role of statistical tests depends solely on the data we provide which are based on sampling techniques and sample size, the method of study,the research tools etc.
In homeopathic medical science we can do interventional trials in different ways.The first one is adopted by the majority .it studied at the level of altering health by a medicinal substance and it is measured by a research tool such as lab investigation or imaging techniques.later its statistical analysis gives a 'p' value and we retrieve conclusions based on the p value whether the tests is significant or not.
The second methodology is at cellular and subcellular level.
[will be continued]