Chapter 4. Experimental Design Issues in Addiction Research
- Peter G. Miller2,
- John Strang3,4 and
- Peter M. Miller5
Published Online: 16 FEB 2010
Copyright © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Addiction Research Methods
How to Cite
West, R. (2010) Experimental Design Issues in Addiction Research, in Addiction Research Methods (eds P. G. Miller, J. Strang and P. M. Miller), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318852.ch4
School of Psychology, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
National Addiction Centre Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University & South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
- Published Online: 16 FEB 2010
- Published Print: 2 APR 2010
Print ISBN: 9781405176637
Online ISBN: 9781444318852
- experimental design issues in addiction research;
- design options available;
- cluster-randomised between-group designs;
- stepped wedge design - possibility of evaluating interventions experimentally;
- preference designs and randomised consent designs;
- N-of-1 designs;
- question of what intervention and comparison conditions to adopt;
- ‘nicotine replacement therapy’ (NRT);
- target population and recruitment strategy;
- making the wrong choice of experimental procedure - fatal for a study
This chapter contains sections titled:
What constitutes an experiment?
Is an experiment appropriate?
What kind of experimental design?
What intervention and comparison conditions?
What target population and recruitment strategy?
What sample size?
What outcome measures?
What statistical analyses?