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

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

Dependancy learn equipment’ is a finished guide for wellbeing and fitness pros, policy-makers and researchers operating and coaching within the box of habit.

The ebook offers a transparent, accomplished and sensible advisor to analyze layout, equipment and research in the context of the sector of alcohol and different medicines. The reader is brought to primary ideas and key concerns; and is oriented to to be had assets of data and key literature.

Written by way of a group of across the world acclaimed participants, the e-book is split into six significant sections: advent; examine layout; easy Toolbox; organic versions; expert tools; and Analytical equipment. every one bankruptcy bargains an advent to the historical past and improvement of the self-discipline in query, its key good points and functions, the way it compares to different methods/analyses and its benefits and limitations.


  • List of worthwhile web pages and assistive know-how.
  • Case research examples
  • List of important hermeneutics
  • Recommended examining record
  • Contains routines to assist the reader to improve their talents.

Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–8): Peter G. Miller, John Strang and Peter M. Miller
Chapter 2 Reliability and Validity (pages 9–25): Gerhard Buhringer and Monika Sassen
Chapter three Sampling techniques for dependancy learn (pages 27–42): Lisa Kakinami and Kenneth R. Conner
Chapter four Experimental layout concerns in dependancy study (pages 43–58): Robert West
Chapter five Qualitative equipment and conception in Addictions examine (pages 59–78): Tim Rhodes and Ross Coomber
Chapter 6 moral matters in Alcohol, different medications and Addiction?Related study (pages 79–93): Peter G. Miller, Adrian Carter and Wayne Hall
Chapter 7 Surveys and Questionnaire layout (pages 95–107): Lorraine T. Midanik and Krista Drescher?burke
Chapter eight Interviews (pages 109–125): Barbara S. McCrady, Benjamin Ladd, Leah Vermont and Julie Steele
Chapter nine Scales for learn within the Addictions (pages 127–145): Shane Darke
Chapter 10 Biomarkers of Alcohol and different Drug use (pages 147–161): Scott H. Stewart, Anton Goldmann, Tim Neumann and Claudia Spies
Chapter eleven Quantitative facts research (pages 163–183): Jim Lemon, Louisa Degenhardt, Tim Slade and Katherine Mills
Chapter 12 utilized study tools (pages 185–200): David top and Ed Day
Chapter thirteen engaging in medical examine (pages 201–220): Jalie A. Tucker and Cathy A. Simpson
Chapter 14 Psychopharmacology (pages 221–234): Jason White and Nick Lintzeris
Chapter 15 Imaging (pages 235–247): Alastair Reid and David Nutt
Chapter sixteen Genes, Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics (pages 249–267): David Ball and Irene Guerrini
Chapter 17 Animal versions (pages 269–284): Leigh V. Panlilio, Charles W. Schindler and Steven R. Goldberg
Chapter 18 realizing Contexts: tools and research in Ethnographic learn on medicinal drugs (pages 285–298): Jeremy Northcote and David Moore
Chapter 19 Epidemiology (pages 299–318): Mark Stoove and Paul Dietze
Chapter 20 Meta?Analysis: Summarising Findings on habit Intervention results (pages 319–336): John W. Finney and Anne Moyer
Chapter 21 Drug development tracking (pages 337–354): Paul Griffiths and Jane Mounteney
Chapter 22 Drug coverage examine (pages 355–371): Jonathan P. Caulkins and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula
Chapter 23 Concluding comments (pages 373–376): Peter G. Miller, John Strang and Peter M. Miller

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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.

Using a variety of recruitment methods that included strategically placed flyers, newspaper advertisements and social networks, 447 sexual-minority women (mostly lesbian, exclusively lesbian, bisexual) were recruited. Heterosexual women (n = 482) from the National Study of All Health and Life Experiences of Women (a longitudinal study assessing drinking behaviour among women) were used as a comparison group. Exclusively heterosexual women had lower rates of heavy episodic drinking, intoxication, drinking-related problems, and alcohol-dependence symptoms than sexual-minority women.

Underclassmen, males and members of fraternities or sororities had significantly higher eBAC, and higher eBAC was associated with self-reported alcohol-related negative consequences. The study demonstrated the utility of the eBAC in identifying high-risk groups that can be targeted for intervention among the college populations. Although constructing a sampling frame can be difficult, captive audiences such as college students or patients at a hospital are well suited for random or stratified random samples because a sampling frame is likely to be available.

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