Trendspotter manual: a handbook for the rapid assessment of emerging drug-related trends

Series type: Manuals

Summary

This publication is a user-friendly guide, taking the reader, step by step, through the trendspotter methodology developed by the EMCDDA to explore emerging drug trends, new patterns of use, developing drug markets and technologies. The trendspotter method involves the rapid collection and triangulation of data from a variety of sources, incorporating multiple social research methods, and drawing on rapid assessment and response methods. This manual is aimed at national and international agencies and organisations working in the drugs field, including research groups, community organisations, government agencies or professionals interested in applying the trendspotter methodology to rapidly identify, assess and inform about emerging drug trends.

Table of contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to the trendspotter methodology
  • Chapter 2 Planning the study
  • Chapter 3 Data collection and analysis (phase 1)
  • Chapter 4 Data collection and analysis (phase 2): the expert meeting
  • Chapter 5 Reporting
  • Appendices
  • Selected bibliography

Translations

  • Russian (translation by CADAP-6 partners)

Main subject:

methodology

publication cover
Pages: 
56
ISBN: 
978-92-9497-358-0
ISSN: 
1725-339X
Pub. DOI: 
10.2810/900804
Catalog Number: 
TD-MA-18-001-EN-N
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