Handbook for Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Hispanic Populations by Robert C. Freeman, Yvonne P. Lewis, Hector Manuel Colon |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Handbook for Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Hispanic Populations

Handbook for Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Hispanic Populations

by Robert C. Freeman, Yvonne P. Lewis, Hector Manuel Colon
     
 

This volume, with accompanying CD-ROM, is a compendium of information providing practical guidelines for individuals doing drug abuse research with Hispanic populations. Aimed at graduate students and researchers or service providers initiating programs with Hispanic communities, it also provides ample substance for seasoned researchers. The material is drawn from

Overview

This volume, with accompanying CD-ROM, is a compendium of information providing practical guidelines for individuals doing drug abuse research with Hispanic populations. Aimed at graduate students and researchers or service providers initiating programs with Hispanic communities, it also provides ample substance for seasoned researchers. The material is drawn from the field work of countless investigators who, in the course of conducting drug abuse research targeted at the Hispanic population, have designed studies, collaborated with communities, conducted outreach, recruited participants, developed and tested instruments, collected and analyzed data, followed up with clients and considered ways of returning something to the community after their research was completed. The CD-ROM provides not only the volume's electronic text, but also decision-tree scenarios of each major component activity to initiate and conduct research with Hispanic populations.

This handbook was written largely because many drug abuse researchers in the 1980s and 90s operated under the assumption that the methods and approaches useful with non-Hispanic subjects could also be utilized with Hispanics. That approach ignored such moderating variables as acculturation, language and core values. As a consequence, the benefits of research findings did not always accrue to Hispanics. This volume contributes significantly to filling this gap in drug abuse research.

Editorial Reviews

This study reports on the methods and findings of drug abuse assessment projects for Hispanic Americans. An overview of the major Hispanic groups educates the reader on the diversities of the population. The chapters detail findings on drug abuse among Hispanics, the impact of migration and acculturation, the issues involved in instituting a drug abuse study, recruitment of participants, data collection, follow-up on research participants, and technology transfer of research programs. The text is intended as a comprehensive resource on the topic for graduate students and specialists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275975579
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2002
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.35(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT C. FREEMAN is Senior Research Scientist at NOVA Research Company in Bethesda, Maryland.

YVONNE P. LEWIS is Vice President for Special Projects at NOVA and project coordinator for this handbook.

HÉCTOR MANUEL COLÓN is Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine at Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He is also an investigator at the University's Center for Addiction Studies.

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