Publication Year: 2010
Authors/Editor: Miller, Peter G.; Strang, John; and Miller, Peter M.
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, it’s key features and applications, how it compares to other methods/analyses and its advantages and limitations.