ERIC Number: ED400736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Looking at Binge Drinking at Four-Year Colleges: Software User's Guide.
DeJong, William; And Others
Looking at Binge Drinking (LBD) is a software program designed for school administrators and prevention specialists based at four-year colleges and universities who are concerned about the rate of alcohol binge drinking among their students. LBD runs on personal computers using Microsoft Windows. School officials can explore how certain changes in their school or student body might be expected to affect the rate of binge drinking at the school by varying the basic data entered into the program. In each case, LBD will apply the information to the statistical model and generate a new estimate. At the user's option, LBD will generate a 1-page report of the information. This guide to the LBD software includes the following information: (1) who should use it; (2) ways to use it; (3) the rationale for it; (4) the theory behind it; (5) what is needed to use it; (6) how to install it; (7) how to enter it; and (8) how to operate it. Sample screens illustrate the software's operation. A list of other publications and resources are included, and appendices present the methodology for the 1993 college alcohol study by Harvard School of Public Health, and a school profile worksheet. (MAH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Drinking, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Technology, Technical Assistance
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1060; phone: 800-676-1730; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; World Wide Web: http://www.edc.org/hec/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.