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09: Ready to Research with Katja Bartsch, Part 2

Tiffany Cruikshank and Rachel Land

Today we are continuing our discussion on research. In the first half of this interview, Katja and Tiffany discuss why research is so valuable, where to look for the good stuff, and how to filter through this information with a critical eye.

In this episode, we talk about some common issues with certain types of research, the current gaps in the yoga research that’s being done, and what the future holds for research.

Listen in to learn about the features to look for in high-quality research, tips for getting started with finding the right research information to support your practice, and some of the ways that yoga teachers can safely point to research for their students.

“There’s a finesse and nuance to our language that’s really important as we’re talking about research in honor of the mystery that’s still there .” – Tiffany Cruikshank

“If there are a couple of systematic reviews or meta-analyses for a certain topic, it tells you something about the maturity of that field.” – Katja Bartsch

Show Notes:

  • Challenges with randomized control trials [1:26]
  • What is missing from yoga research [3:02]
  • What is filtered research [4:08]
  • How systematic reviews and meta-analyses work [4:25]
  • Types of studies outside of the evidence pyramid [9:24]
  • Features of a high-quality study [11:02]
  • Aspects of interventions in yoga research [13:42]
  • How many participants are needed for a good yoga research study [15:56]
  • The future of Yoga Medicine research [19:47]
  • Tips for starting out finding the right research study for you [23:19]
  • Ways yoga teachers can safely cite research [32:26]

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“When we get those big collections of data, there are pros and cons.” – Tiffany Cruikshank

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