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Topic: Drug abuse
1.Provide a conceptual definition of drug abuse.
2.Write two questions you would use to measure this concept.
3. For the measures described in #2, identify the level of measurement for your variables.
4. Discuss which of your measures you believe is most reliable and which of your measures is most valid?

Levels of Measurement: Write a survey question to measure drug use at each of the following levels of measurement:
a.nominal
b.ordinal
c. interval/ratio

Reliability and validity:
Each of the measures below are designed to measure fear of crime. Please explain why you chose these.
A. On a scale of 0-10 how scared are you about crime in general (0=the least, 10+the most)

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1. Provide a conceptual definition of drug abuse
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) drug or substance abuse is the systematic usage of a drug where the user consumes the drug in a method, pattern or quantities that are harmful to their health or the social welfare of others. There are different causes to drug abuse, which largely attribute to genetic deposition, peer influence, and psychological instability. As such, regional public health and diversified law uses different contextual definition and...
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