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This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between research on substance abuse treatment programs and what actually goes on in the field of substance abuse treatment. It is aimed at both the academic and practitioner market (as is Perkinson) and it clearly describes how to determine what evidence based practice is and it addresses some of the challenges that practioners and agency directors might face in implementing EBP. The book is well-written and highly practical. It contains two complete case studies that outline two examples of Evidence based practice which will be particularly useful in the course market.
Chapter 6: A Research Primer: Overview, Hypotheses, and Variables
A Research Primer: Overview, Hypotheses, and Variables
For many substance abuse counselors, executive directors, and policymakers without research backgrounds, the idea of research is mysterious and daunting—research reports in the form of journal articles are difficult to read and full of statistical jargon, the results are confusing and contradictory, or they make no sense in the reality of clinical experience. Some people were required to take a research design or statistics course in their training programs, but they were often too esoteric to apply directly to clinical work. Many people in the substance abuse treatment field have had no research training at all, but are expected to participate in research data collection, to keep current with research findings, to ...