This article describes the process by which one study utilized qualitative methods to create items for a multi dimensional scale to measure twelve step program affiliation. The process included interviewing fourteen addicted persons while in twelve step focused treatment about specific “pros” (things they like or would miss out on by not being involved in twelve-step programs) and “cons” (things they dislike or would benefit from if they did not engage in twelve-step programs). The triangular process used in qualitative research is described, which generated items for the subsequent instrument to measure ambivalence toward recovery programs. Mixed-method strategies included qualitative interviewing to inform scale development and three analytical approaches to produce specific codes, themes, and domains.
Mixed Method Research, Scale Development, and Twelve Step Programs
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Rowan, N., & Wulff, D. (2007). Using Qualitative Methods to Inform Scale Development . The Qualitative Report, 12(3), 450-466. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol12/iss3/7