How is the study being conducted?

The researcher will contact individuals who participated in a previous study (of the training of CAM practitioners) about seven years ago. These graduates will have now gone into practice, and this study will find out about their careers and the ways in which their knowledge and skills have developed since graduating.

The study will involve not only talking to practitioners about their experience, but also actually watching them in their daily working lives to see if what their say is the same as what they do, and to enable real events to spark off detailed discussions about how they deal with the realities of daily practice.

This is also a unique opportunity because the researcher will be able to directly compare the values and practices articulated in training with how they are put into practice after graduation.