Chapter 13. Conducting Clinical Research

  1. Peter G. Miller2,
  2. John Strang3,4 and
  3. Peter M. Miller5
  1. Jalie A. Tucker and
  2. Cathy A. Simpson

Published Online: 16 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318852.ch13

Addiction Research Methods

Addiction Research Methods

How to Cite

Tucker, J. A. and Simpson, C. A. (2010) Conducting Clinical Research, in Addiction Research Methods (eds P. G. Miller, J. Strang and P. M. Miller), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318852.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    National Addiction Centre Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK

  3. 4

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  4. 5

    Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University & South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176637

Online ISBN: 9781444318852



  • conducting clinical research;
  • mental health and substance use (MH/SU) disorders;
  • evidence-based practice (EBP);
  • promising pre-clinical research - guiding Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical studies on human substance use;
  • Phase 2 example - contingency management (CM) treatment;
  • Phase 3, randomised controlled clinical trials;
  • efficacy versus effectiveness - studies of treatment effects;
  • evaluating treatment effectiveness in care settings;
  • real-world relevance of Project TrEAT;
  • sound research protocols in practice settings without compromising clinical care


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conducting clinical research

  • Discussion and conclusions: The role of the practitioner-researcher

  • References and other readings

  • Recommended readings

  • Recommended websites