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Research Methods in the Study of Substance Abuse

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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. Among the topics covered: · Transdisciplinary research perspective: a theoretical framework for substance abuse research · Longitudinal methods in substance use research · Considerations in blending qualitative and quantitative components in substance abuse research · The use of biological measures in social research on drug misuse · Using surveys to study substance use behavior · Applications of GIS to inform substance abuse research and interventions · Evaluating substance use prevention and treatment programs Research Methods in the Study of Substance Abuse is an essential resource for health services and public health professionals, policymakers, and researchers working and training in the field of addiction. It encourages the rigor and understanding necessary to address widespread social and public health concerns.

NIDA Research Monograph

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Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research pt A Subject access A H

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Research Awards Index

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Research Methods with Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Populations

Author : William Meezan
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Take an in-depth look at what works—and what doesn't—in research with GLBT populations! This essential book examines the usefulness of current frameworks for research with GLBT populations and highlights the necessity for greater complexity in the conceptualization and design of research with these populations. It will help you understand the need for more inclusive and representative samples and the need to protect the privacy of GLBT research participants-and ways to accomplish these goals. In addition, Research Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations considers the advantages and limitations of having an “inside” perspective when conducting research with these populations. It also explores the myriad ways in which this research can be used to better understand issues facing GLBT communities. Specifically, Research Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations discusses: eight strategies that “outsiders” can use to overcome barriers to doing their work the challenges of finding and studying older members of gay and lesbian communities the special challenges that studying gay drug users pose to the researcher factors affecting research with urban Black and African-American GLBT populations sampling issues, including ways to overcome the challenges of conducting research with sexual minority adolescents, issues related to dealing with institutional review boards, and lessons derived from empirical articles in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services unique features of AIDS service organizations to consider when developing an evaluation strategy ethical standards for research and evaluation with GLBT populations and a great deal more! From the Foreword, by Anthony R. D'Augelli: “In social science research, the effort to extract durable principles of social causality from the apparent randomness of everyday life requires the construction of reliable, if tentative, knowledge that is significantly more informative than mere speculation. With our ever-increasing knowledge base, increasingly sophisticated and powerful quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and with an ever-expanding cadre of researchers, our ability to discern patterns of development of GLBT people from birth to death, the unique qualities of their relationships, and the impact of communities and cultures on the ways in which their sexualities are manifested, will come into sharper focus. In this way, research becomes a tool by which GLBT people transcend invisibility and marginalization. As new research accumulates, the unique contributions that GLBT lives make to our understanding of the nature of human development will be documented in ways never before thought possible. “Within the larger context of social science research on GLBT populations, this book describes the current status of social service researchers in their quest for methodological sophistication and conceptual complexity. The work of the contributors to this volume exemplifies the progress that has been made since the first research reports on this topic were published.”

Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods

Author : Mark R. Leary
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Leary uses variability as an integrative theme, covering both experimental and non-experimental methods, including advanced topics.

Research Methods for Social Work

Author : James R. Dudley
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Designed for introductory Social Work students, this research methods text is easy to read and understand yet fully covers all of the Council of Social Work Education accreditation standards. Highlights of this First Edition: Stresses the role of critical consumer skills and technology in the practice of social work. Illustrations, charts, graphs and case vignettes throughout each chapter reinforce chapter concepts and are particularly useful in chapters involving data analysis and data presentation. Exercises, study questions, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter help students understand and apply the material they have learned. What reviewers are saying about "Research Methods for Social Work: " ""It covers the basics of social sciences and behavioral research methods very well, while incorporating examples of social work research. In addition, the author introduces research methods (e.g., participant action research) that have particular relevance to social work practice that are often ignored in other texts."" John D. Clapp, San Diego State University ""This book succeeds in 'demystifying' what is meant by analysis of data."" Beverly A. Stadum, Saint Cloud State University Other Titles of Interest: "Advanced Social Work Practice" by Joan Dworkin This crucial manual addresses multiple levels of practice based on an integrative, multi-level approach to teaching and learning about social work assessment and intervention. (ISBN: 0-205-37827-7). Don't Miss These Special Value Pack Options: "Research Navigator(TM)" "Research Navigator(TM)" can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge--getting started--"Research Navigator(TM)" offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to "Research Navigator(TM)"(TM)a $15 value--is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged with "Research Navigator(TM)," look for it in your bookstore or visit http: //www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.

Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology

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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology presents a comprehensive guide to contemporary research approaches to the study of drug addiction in adults. With a focus on empirically relevant research methods and nuanced methodologies, it provides practical tools to enable strong psychopharmacological practices. Contributions from experts in diverse domains offer reviews of the most current experimental methodologies, make recommendations for ‘best-practices', and identify future directions for the field. Topics covered include core methods for assessing drug effects, distal and proximal determinants of drug use, and insights from cognitive neuroscience. Compiled by a team of widely-published researchers in substance addiction, the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology is an authoritative, state-of-the-art collection of modern research approaches for the scientific study of drug addiction. Its multidisciplinary approach makes it a comprehensive and invaluable resource for all those in this field

Increasing Client Voices in Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Author : José C. Salazar
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Addiction Research Methods

Author : Peter G. Miller
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Addiction Research Methods’ is a comprehensive handbook for health professionals, policy-makers and researchers working and training in the field of addiction. The book provides a clear, comprehensive and practical guide to research design, methods and analysis within the context of the field of alcohol and other drugs. The reader is introduced to fundamental principles and key issues; and is orientated to available sources of information and key literature. Written by a team of internationally acclaimed contributors, the book is divided into six major sections: Introduction; Research Design; Basic Toolbox; Biological Models; Specialist Methods; and Analytical Methods. Each chapter offers an introduction to the background and development of the discipline in question, its key features and applications, how it compares to other methods/analyses and its advantages and limitations. FEATURES List of useful websites and assistive technology. Case study examples List of useful hermeneutics Recommended reading list Contains exercises to help the reader to develop their skills.

Services Research Outcomes Study SROS

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Research Methods for Social Work

Author : Allen Rubin
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This Study Guide includes behavioral objectives; chapter summaries; multiple-choice questions; exercises; new crossword puzzles; and practice-related discussion questions. It parallels the chapters in the main text with an emphasis on applications to practice.

Evaluation Research Methods

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American Journal of Public Health

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Current Index to Journals in Education

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Public health reports

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Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research

Author : Susan K. Grove
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Study Guide includes a brief introduction, a Key Terms exercise, Key Ideas exercises, and the popular Exercises in Critique for each chapter, with answer keys in the back of the text.

Research Methods for Generalist Social Work

Author : Christine Marlow
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Social workers praised the First Edition of this book for clearly demonstrating how research methods can be linked to everyday practice in generalist settings. Now Research Methods for Generalist Social Work, Second Edition makes the connection between practice and research methods even clearer.

Drug Addiction

Author : Rao S. Rapaka
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of physiological, biochemical, and genetic pathways underlying drug addiction, and resultant efforts to develop novel treatment strategies dealing with drug addiction and other CNS disorders where the neurophysiological processes overlap, such as treatment of pain. The volume focuses on the translation of fundamental addiction research to a variety of treatments and brings together scientists with wide ranging expertise.