Research indepedence matters for practitioners and researchers in the addictions

Miller, Peter G. 2008, Research indepedence matters for practitioners and researchers in the addictions, Journal of groups in addiction & recovery, vol. 3, no. 1/2, pp. 47-59, doi: 10.1080/15560350802157478.

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Title Research indepedence matters for practitioners and researchers in the addictions
Author(s) Miller, Peter G.ORCID iD for Miller, Peter G.
Journal name Journal of groups in addiction & recovery
Volume number 3
Issue number 1/2
Start page 47
End page 59
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2008-07
ISSN 1556-035X
Keyword(s) funding bodies
evidence base
conflict of interest
Summary As governments, industry bodies, and other interest groups become more adept at influencing the conduct and dissemination of research, it is increasingly important that the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector maintains and protects the integrity of its evidence base. This commentary discusses the level and type of influence being exerted on the research process by different interest groups within the field. It explores the impact and influence of funding bodies, other interest groups, and social systems on addiction and recovery using relevant examples to identify questions for practitioners and researchers to consider when encountering interested parties in their day-to-day practice. Ultimately, it is service users and clinicians at the "front line" of recovery who have the most to lose from research findings that have been unduly influenced. The best protection against bias in these forms is to practice critical self-reflection and to keep openly and honestly debating those things that we find most challenging.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15560350802157478
Field of Research 160508 Health Policy
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
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