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Research and measurement issues in gambling studies [electronic resource] / [edited by] Garry Smith, David C. Hodgins, Robert J. Williams.

Contributor(s): Smith, Garry, Dr | Hodgins, David, Ph. D | Williams, Robert, Dr.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 657 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780080546254 (electronic bk.); 0080546250 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Gambling -- Research | Gambling -- Social aspects | Gambling -- Law and legislation | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Research and measurement issues in gambling studies.DDC classification: 306.4/82072 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; References; Acknowledgments; Part I: Nature and Scope of Gambling Studies; Chapter 1: Situating Gambling Studies; Part II: Measurement Issues; Chapter 2: Population Surveys; Chapter 3: Questionnaire Design:The Art of a Stylized Conversation; Chapter 4: Experimental Methodologies in Gambling Studies; Chapter 5: Qualitative Methodologies; Chapter 6: Longitudinal Studies of Gambling Behavior; Chapter 7: Quantification and Dimensionalization of Gambling Behavior
Summary: This project started with a focus on measurement, as governments, casino owners, and others are often most interested in the science of gambling.The handbook seeks to serve as a comprehensive reference tool for scholars and professionals who want information about developing viable research strategies and methods. In particular, people who want to learn about gathering data, measuring it, and interpreting their findings in light of ongoing multidisciplinary work. *First book to focus on the research and measurement issues related to the emergent field of
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; References; Acknowledgments; Part I: Nature and Scope of Gambling Studies; Chapter 1: Situating Gambling Studies; Part II: Measurement Issues; Chapter 2: Population Surveys; Chapter 3: Questionnaire Design:The Art of a Stylized Conversation; Chapter 4: Experimental Methodologies in Gambling Studies; Chapter 5: Qualitative Methodologies; Chapter 6: Longitudinal Studies of Gambling Behavior; Chapter 7: Quantification and Dimensionalization of Gambling Behavior

This project started with a focus on measurement, as governments, casino owners, and others are often most interested in the science of gambling.The handbook seeks to serve as a comprehensive reference tool for scholars and professionals who want information about developing viable research strategies and methods. In particular, people who want to learn about gathering data, measuring it, and interpreting their findings in light of ongoing multidisciplinary work. *First book to focus on the research and measurement issues related to the emergent field of

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