Applied Research Methods

David Best, Ed Day

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAddiction Research Methods
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405176637
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Applied research methods
  • Auditing clinical activity in cities
  • Birmingham Treatment Effectiveness Initiative
  • Citywide audit of addiction service delivery
  • Needs assessments, well-recognised part of developing treatment services in addictions field
  • Outcome monitoring instruments - Addiction Severity Index, Opiate Treatment Index and Maudsley Addiction Profile
  • Qualitative research approaches
  • Real world research methods
  • So-called black box of treatment
  • Testing new technologies, randomised controlled trial (RCT)

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