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Recommended standards for conducting and reporting ethnopharmacological field studies

Weckerle, Caroline S., de Boer, Hugo J., Puri, Rajindra K., van Andel, Tinde, Bussmann, Rainer W., Leonti, Marco (2017) Recommended standards for conducting and reporting ethnopharmacological field studies. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 220 . pp. 125-132. ISSN 0378-8741. (doi:10.1016/j.jep.2017.08.018)

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Abstract

Ethnopharmacological relevance:

Materials and methods: We focus on conducting and reporting ethnopharmacological field studies on medicinal plants or materia medica and associated knowledge of a specific people or region. The article highlights the most frequent problems and pitfalls, and draws on published literature, fieldwork experience, and extensive insights from peer-review of field studies.

Conclusion: Although not exhaustive, we provide an overview of the necessary main issues to consider for field research and data reporting including a list of minimal standards and recommendations for best practices. For methodological details and how to correctly apply specific methods, we refer to further reading of suggested textbooks and methods manuals.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jep.2017.08.018
Uncontrolled keywords: Methods, Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology, Standards, Field research, Traditional medicine
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Depositing User: Rajindra K Puri
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 14:03 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 13:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62712 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Puri, Rajindra K.: https://orcid.org/0000 0002 3442 8537
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