Research Methods in the Study of Substance Abuse by Jonathan B. Vangeest, Timothy P. Johnson, Sonia A. Alemagno
English | June 19th, 2017 | ISBN: 3319559788, 3319857959 | 256 pages | EPUB | 1.96 MB
This authoritative handbook reviews the most widely-used methods for studying the use and abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs. Its thorough coverage spans the range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches to documenting and measuring the complex psychological, behavioral, and physical experience of substance misuse and dependence, to ensure valid, useful results. Experts discuss special issues and considerations for conducting ethical research with specialized populations, including youth, inmates, and the LGBT community. Throughout these chapters, contributors demonstrate the multidisciplinary nature of substance abuse research, with emphasis on professional ethics and the critical role of research in developing best practices and effective policy for prevention and treatment.