A comparison of two methods of determining drug use among university students

Peter V Rabins, W. C. Swanson, D. M. Gallant

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Abstract

This study was designed to provide 2 types of information simultaneously. First, the authors compared in terms of time and cost the value of a mailed questionnaire and a 'face to face' interview. Statistical tests show that the 2 types of information gathering techniques yield similar results. The 'face to face' interview approach was more time consuming (approximately 45 min per session) and was 6 times more costly than the mailed questionnaire. Second, they measured the patterns and levels of drug use among undergraduates on a southern university campus. Student use of marijuana, barbiturates, amphetamines and hallucinogens was studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJ.LA MED.SOC.
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Volume126
Edition1
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Interviews
Students
Hallucinogens
Amphetamines
Barbiturates
Cannabis
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Costs and Cost Analysis
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Rabins, P. V., Swanson, W. C., & Gallant, D. M. (1974). A comparison of two methods of determining drug use among university students. In J.LA MED.SOC. (1 ed., Vol. 126, pp. 1-4)

A comparison of two methods of determining drug use among university students. / Rabins, Peter V; Swanson, W. C.; Gallant, D. M.

J.LA MED.SOC.. Vol. 126 1. ed. 1974. p. 1-4.

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Rabins, PV, Swanson, WC & Gallant, DM 1974, A comparison of two methods of determining drug use among university students. in J.LA MED.SOC.. 1 edn, vol. 126, pp. 1-4.
Rabins PV, Swanson WC, Gallant DM. A comparison of two methods of determining drug use among university students. In J.LA MED.SOC.. 1 ed. Vol. 126. 1974. p. 1-4
Rabins, Peter V ; Swanson, W. C. ; Gallant, D. M. / A comparison of two methods of determining drug use among university students. J.LA MED.SOC.. Vol. 126 1. ed. 1974. pp. 1-4
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