Merrall, E.L.C. and Bird, S.M. (2009) A statistical perspective on the design of drug-court studies. Evaluation Review, 33 (3). pp. 257-280. ISSN 0193-841XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
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.
|Keywords:||drug-courts, study design, statistical, randomization, Statistics, Social Sciences(all)|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Statistics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics and Modelling Science|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||26 May 2010 08:42|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 10:50|