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Developing a Questionnaire on Substance Abuse

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Develop a questionnaire or interview with a minimum of 10 questions that address substance abuse.

- Make sure your questions are clear, concise, and unbiased.
- Consider the responses you might receive. Will these responses provide answers to the research question?
- You must use each of the 4 question types (open-ended, dichotomous, multiple choice, and scale) at least once.

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Questionnaire on Substance Abuse

1. Have you ever used any illegal substances? (dichotomous)

2. Would you agree that drug abuse is detrimental to a person's mental health? (dichotomous)

3. Have you ever experienced violent tendencies because of your drug use? (dichotomous)

4. Assuming that the person answers yes the follow-up question would be: Can you tell me more about the violent thoughts or tendencies that you experienced? ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a hypothetical questionnaire that could be used for counselors who are seeking responses about the severity of substance abuse among students. This is all completed in about 280 words.

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Defining Your Area of Research Interest

explore a topic Using sources, locate two published studies (one from a peer-reviewed journal and the other from a government research organization) that relate to any topic to explore. For example, if a person intend to study aspects of prison rehabilitation programs, locate two studies that relate in some way. For example, a person could use a study on the effectiveness of postrelease employment counseling.

On the basis of research and analysis gathered from the chosen published studies, respond to the following points:
• Describe the research question that the authors attempted to answer and the way they pursued the answers to these questions in their studies.
• Summarize the findings of the authors and give your impressions on the findings. Are the authors' findings similar to what you expected?
• Analyze whether the studies produce results that can be used to improve some aspects of the system.
• Describe how the methods in the peer-reviewed journal differ from the government-published report.
• Explain how the studies selected by you relate to the topic that you wish to explore.
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