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Cover of National Guidelines for Evaluation of Alcohol Ignition Interlock Programs
National Guidelines for Evaluation of Alcohol Ignition Interlock Programs
  • Publication no: AP-132-98
  • ISBN: 0 85588 510 6
  • Published: 1 January 1998
This report considers the ideal methods for a scientifically rigorous evaluation of the possible road safety benefits of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices. It is hoped that the core methodology suggested by this research will allow appropriate and consistent evaluation of an Interlock Program wherever it is implemented. The report briefly reviews the relevant literature on alcohol interlocks and program implementation and then recommends both process and outcome evaluation design methodologies. A range of possible methods of evaluation are considered in relation to the following decision areas: target population, methods of group assignment, the type of program evaluated, design of the outcome evaluation, design of the process evaluation and the choice of variables used.
  • AP-132/98 NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATION OF ALCOHOL IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAMS
  • CONTENTS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
  • OBJECTIVES OF THIS REPORT
  • METHODS
  • BRIEF LITERATURE REVIEW
  • POSSIBLE METHODS OF EVALUATION
  • 1. Target Population Selection
  • 2. The Method of Group Assignment
  • 3. The Type of Program to be Evaluated
  • 4. Overall Design of the Outcome Evaluation
  • 5. Overall Design of the Process Research
  • 6. The Choice of Variables for the Outcome Evaluation
  • 7. The Choice of Variables for the Process Evaluation
  • 8. The Issue of Sample Size
  • 9. The Issue of Privacy
  • 10. The Issue of when the Interlock should be fitted
  • 11. Other Issues
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX