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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.

Research Methods
Research methods

This chapter addresses three critical steps in the research process. The first issue is related to procedures or research design, whether it is an experimental study or non-experimental. The second includes all the issues surrounding sample selection, such as issues of generalizability, representativeness, and human subjects concerns. The final issue addresses the many different methods for collecting data. The chapter will begin with a brief overview of the two major types of quantitative research designs: experimental and non-experimental. The type of design will influence the way the researcher goes about selecting a sample.

Two Basic Types of Research Designs

Is the goal of the study to examine something that is already present and has not yet been well described, or to manipulate or change ...

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