Addiction Research Methods

Addiction Research Methods

Editor(s): Peter G. Miller, John Strang, Peter M. Miller

Published Online: 16 FEB 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405176637

Online ISBN: 9781444318852

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318852

About this Book

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.


  • 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.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–8)

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

  1. Section I: Research Fundamentals

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  2. Section II: Basic Toolbox

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      Chapter 8

      Interviews (pages 109–125)

      Barbara S. McCrady, Benjamin Ladd, Leah Vermont and Julie Steele

    2. Chapter 10

      Biomarkers of Alcohol and other Drug use (pages 147–161)

      Scott H. Stewart, Anton Goldmann, Tim Neumann and Claudia Spies

    3. Chapter 11

      Quantitative Data Analysis (pages 163–183)

      Jim Lemon, Louisa Degenhardt, Tim Slade and Katherine Mills

  3. Section III: Real World Research Methods

  4. Section IV: Biological Methods

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    2. Chapter 17

      Animal Models (pages 269–284)

      Leigh V. Panlilio, Charles W. Schindler and Steven R. Goldberg

  5. Section V: Specialist Methods

    1. Chapter 22

      Drug Policy Research (pages 355–371)

      Jonathan P. Caulkins and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

  6. Section VI: Beyond Research

    1. Chapter 23

      Concluding Remarks (pages 373–376)

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

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