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ERIC Number: EJ838755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
A Statistical Perspective on the Design of Drug-Court Studies
Merrall, Elizabeth L. C.; Bird, Sheila M.
Evaluation Review, v33 n3 p257-280 2009
Recent meta-analyses of drug-court studies recognized the poor methodological quality of the evaluations, with only a few being randomized. This article critiques the design of the randomized studies from a statistical perspective. Learning points are identified for future drug-court studies and are applicable to evaluations both of other specialist courts and of court-based interventions more generally. The specific issues covered are randomization, describing the intervention, and baseline characteristics; study outcomes, and sample size calculations; in-program and postprogram behavior, analysis plan, and presentation of results. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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