ERIC Number: ED154303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
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Data Analysis Strategies and Designs for Substance Abuse Research. Research Issues 13.
Bentler, Peter M., Ed.; And Others
This volume contains 10 original papers discussing methodologies applicable to performing psychosocial research on substance abuse, particularly abuse with drugs. Eight data analysis strategies are discussed by the authors: automatic interaction detection, actuarial prediction, cluster and typological analysis, path analysis, factor analysis, general multiple regression and correlation analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, and discriminant analysis. In addition, two relevant research designs are dealt with: single-organism designs and longitudinal designs. Although many of the methods are complex, the discussions are kept as nontechnical as possible. Each paper includes a description of the rationale, procedures, assumptions, advantages, and disadvantages of the methodology. Practical illustrations show how the method has been applied in both nondrug and drug-related situations. References are provided to existing computer programs for performing the analysis, as well as to relevant documents for additional reading. These citations include more detailed discussions of mathematical derivations and descriptions of both drug and nondrug research that have employed the methodology. (Author)
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, Computer Programs, Data Analysis, Drug Abuse, Factor Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Methods, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Documentation Associates, Los Angeles, CA.
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