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dc.contributor.authorMyrstol, Brad A.
dc.contributor.authorLangworthy, Robert H.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-28T01:33:43Z
dc.date.available2017-01-28T01:33:43Z
dc.date.issued2005-03
dc.identifier.citationMyrstol, Brad A.; & Langworthy, Robert H. (2005). "ADAM-Anchorage Data: Are They Representative?". UAAJC Working Paper 1 (Mar 2005).en_US
dc.identifier.issn1555-3445
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/7217
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the results of a study designed to assess the representativeness of realized samples of recent arrestees selected for the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program in Anchorage, Alaska. Because one of the most important goals of the ADAM program is to produce scientific information on the prevalence of alcohol and drug use behaviors among arrestees that is generalizable to an entire local arrestee population, establishing the representativeness of realized samples (or isolating inherent biases) is an essential first step to meaningful use of these data to address locally defined problems. In order to determine the reasonableness of inferences grounded in realized samples of ADAM respondents, an analysis was done comparing various characteristics between each stage of the sample selection process including the census of eligible arrestee population, the designed ADAM arrestee sample, arrestees available for interview, arrestees actually interviewed (“realized” sample), and arrestees that provided urine sample (“realized” sample). If the realized samples are similar to the census we can have a greater degree of confidence in our capacity to describe the population of Anchorage arrestees using ADAM data. Also, if it happens that departures are detected between realized samples and the arrestee census we are better positioned to condition the inferences made by integrating these discerned biases into our conclusions.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsAbstract / The ADAM-Anchorage Program / ADAM Sample Attrition / Representativeness of the Realized Male Arrestee Samples / Representativeness of the Realized Female Samples / Conclusions / Appendix [supplementary tables and figure]en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorageen_US
dc.sourceUAAJC Working Papersen_US
dc.subjectalcohol & alcohol abuseen_US
dc.subjectAnchorage, AKen_US
dc.subjectArrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM)en_US
dc.subjectarresteesen_US
dc.subjectdrugs & drug abuseen_US
dc.subjectresearch methodsen_US
dc.titleADAM-Anchorage Data: Are They Representative?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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