Conducting Substance Use Research by Audrey L. Begun

Conducting Substance Use Research

byAudrey L. Begun, Thomas K. Gregoire

Paperback | March 25, 2014

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This book assists new and experienced scholars in planning and conducting high quality, contemporary studies for knowledge building about substance use. The target audience is individuals new to substance use as a field of study, either as novice researchers or as experienced researchers inother areas who find themselves lacking experience to address overlapping issues of substance use. Organized around a translational science framework, the contents address substance use research about epidemiology, etiology, intervention efficacy and effectiveness, and implementation ofevidence-informed interventions. In addition, examples and issues are drawn from social work traditions involving multiple levels of study (organisms to large social systems), integrating biopsychosocial aspects, and adopting a lifespan perspective. The authors examine the implications for research of current "great debates" in the field and present readers with a variety of specific substance use research resources and tools. This practical "how to" guide takes the reader step-by-step through issues specific to substance use research in studydesign, participant recruitment and retention, measurement and analysis, and the processes involved in the dissemination, diffusion, and implementation of evidence-informed innovations. A variety of technical resources and measurement tools are provided, as are references to journals for scholars toconsider both as knowledge resources and as outlets for disseminating their work. In sum, this book offers a fresh approach to conducting substance use research that is not readily available in other texts.

About The Author

Audrey Begun earned her MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan, and has been engaged in substance use-related and other behavioral health studies during her career as a social work educator and scholar with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research, and The Ohio State University. Her emph...

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Title:Conducting Substance Use ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199892318

ISBN - 13:9780199892310

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to Conducting Substance Use Research2. "Big Picture" Aspects of Design and Analysis in Substance Use Research3. Participant Recruitment and Retention Practices in Substance Use Research4. Measurement and Analysis in Substance Use Research5. Studying Dissemination and Implementation of Substance Use ResearchAppendix AIndex