Gell, L. et al. (2016) Methods. In: Gell, L., Bühringer, G., McLeod, J., Forberger, S., Holmes, J., Lingford-Hughes, A. and Meier, P.S. (eds.) What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198746683 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746683.003.0002)

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This chapter describes the process of identifying and integrating evidence on the determinants of transitions to risky and harmful substance use and/or gambling, as well as of transitions back to low-risk use and low-risk use gambling. It details how the work of this group was initiated, developed, enhanced, and completed. The chapter first outlines the project conception and development of early ideas, which disciplines were included at the outset, and why others were invited to join over time. Next the strategies used to identify literature and the analytical framework used to synthesise the interdisciplinary evidence are presented. The process of evidence synthesis is also presented, including the role of the science writers, the iterative processes required to agree discipline-specific and integrated material, and the development of models to facilitate wider understanding of the evidence base.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Meier, Professor Petra
Authors: Gell, L., Holmes, J., Bühringer, G., Allamani, A., Bjerge, B., Forberger, S., Vibeke, F., Lingford-Hughes, A., McLeod, J., Meier, P., Neumann, M., and Room, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published Online:01 March 2016

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