How do I design an EP Research Study?
In order for Energy Psychology (EP) techniques to gain credibility in the scientific psychological community, it is imperative that we as clinicians conduct research that validates our use of these techniques. Experimental designs using random assignment of subjects to experimental and control groups are the ‘gold standard’ for clinical research. However, most clinicians do not have the resources to conduct such group experiments. An alternative experimental method that is well suited to clinical setting is the Single Subject Design (SSD). Because the SSD does not have a control group, it attempts to rule out alternative explanations for client improvement by comparing the progress of the same subject to him/herself over time. This is done by taking repeated assessments before and after the EP intervention is conducted.
How to Conduct an EP Research Study:
RCTs in Clinical research
Phases of research