New non-randomised model to assess the prevalence of discriminating behaviour: a pilot study on mephedrone

Petroczi, Andrea, Nepusz, Tamas, Cross, Paul, Taft, Helen, Shah, Syeda, Deshmukh, Nawed, Schaffer, Jay, Shane, Maryann, Adesanwo, Christiana, Barker, James and Naughton, Declan P (2011) New non-randomised model to assess the prevalence of discriminating behaviour: a pilot study on mephedrone. Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy, 6(1), p. 20. ISSN (online) 1747-597X

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Abstract

The main advantages of the SSC over other indirect methods are: simple administration, completion and calculation, maximum use of the data and good face validity for all respondents. Owing to the key feature that respondents are not required to answer the sensitive question directly, coupled with the absence of forced response or obvious self-protective response strategy, the SSC has the potential to cut across self-protective barriers more effectively than other estimation models. This elegantly simple, quick and effective method can be successfully employed in public health research investigating compromising behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: random response technique, non-random model, mephedrone, survey, illicit substances, epidemiology, randomized-response technique, social desirability scales, self-protective responses, count technique UCT, sensitive questions, truth serum, noncompliance, metaanalysis, account, designs
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Life Sciences
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Pharmacy and Chemistry
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Depositing User: Declan Naughton
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 13:44
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2013 14:47
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/20167

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