Addiction Research Methods by Peter G. Miller, John Strang, Peter M. Miller

By Peter G. Miller, John Strang, Peter M. Miller

Addiction examine Methods is a finished guide for health and wellbeing pros, policy-makers and researchers operating and coaching within the box of habit.

The booklet presents a transparent, entire and functional advisor to investigate layout, tools and research in the context of the sector of alcohol and different medicines. The reader is brought to basic ideas and key matters; and is oriented to to be had resources of knowledge and key literature.

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Because potential subjects are informed about the study by their peers and only approach the researchers if they wish to participate, the identities of individuals who do not wish to be recruited are unknown to the researchers. Along with providing confidentiality, this approach may also reduce staff recruitment time and expense. Respondents are provided with an incentive for recruiting peers. g. up to three). Although the initial seeds are not selected randomly, data suggest samples typically reach convergence within 5–6 waves of recruitment.

O=1011 Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT Statement) CONSORT is a set of guidelines and regulations for publishing relevant information on randomised clinical trials. They were developed to better assess reliability and validity of study outcomes and indirectly indicate research quality guidelines. asp Transparent Reportings of Evaluations with Non-randomized Designs (TREND Statement) The purpose of TREND is similar to CONSORT, but for reporting results from non-randomised designs, for example public health interventions.

An excellent monograph on all aspects of designing and implementing (not addiction related) clinical research, with many practical suggestions and examples. Gmel, G. & Rehm, J. (2004) Measuring alcohol consumption. Contemporary Drug Problems, 31, 467–540. g. frequency, quantity and pattern of use, measurement approaches, biological markers, comparison of instruments, survey errors and reasons for undercoverage). eu/themes/key-indicators The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) The EMCDDA is the European centre for collecting, analysing and disseminating all types of data on prevalence, prevention and treatment of (illicit) drug use.

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