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Title: ATTITUDES CONCERNING THE RELATIVE SERIOUSNESS OF ABUSING DIFFERENT DRUGS - RESULTS OF PENNY-STACKING EXERCISE
Author(s): R A BOYKIN
Corporate Author: University of North Carolina
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-NI-04-0002
Publication Number: MCJPP 63
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OPINION POLL OF MEMBERS OF THE CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY DRUG ACTION COMMITTEE ON THE SERIOUSNESS OF EIGHT FORMS OF DRUG ABUSE PLACED ALCOHOL FIRST AND MARIJUANA LAST.
Abstract: IN ADDITION TO THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY, AN APPENDIX EXPLAINS THE METHOD OF STUDY - 'PENNY STACKING'. EACH PERSON WAS GIVEN 100 PENNIES WHICH WERE USED TO INDICATE THE WEIGHT HE WOULD ASSIGN TO EACH DRUG. THE PENNIES WERE USED TO DECREASE THE PROBABILITY THAT A PERSON WILL ROUND OFF PERCENTAGES TO THE NEAREST FIVE OR TEN WHEN WRITING. THE METHOD ALSO ALLOWED EACH PERSON TO MAKE A GRAPHICAL IMAGE OF HIS OPINION.
Index Term(s): Crime seriousness measures; Drug abuse; Drug effects; North Carolina; Pilot cities; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Surveys; Testing and measurement
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