published in: 1995
summary: This paper responds to Abbott, Palmisano and Dickersons' methodological challenge to Fisher's (1992) study of adolescent fruit machine gamblers, carried out with young video game players. It is argued that important differences in the game under study, the measure of lsquopathological gamblingrsquo used and sample characteristics seriously undermine the extent to which a comparison and extrapolation of findings are achieved. In the analysis which follows, the author wishes to highlight areas of constructive criticism as well as limitations to the challenge with the aim of progressing academic endeavour in this important field.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Springer Netherlands
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 303 - end page: 310
- ISSN: 1050-5350
keywords: adolescent , adolescent gambling , delinquency , dependency , methodology , slot machines
- Article entered in GambLIB database on dec. 4. 2008, 12:12
- Item added by user Tina Krušnik