Williams, Robert

 

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  • Williams, Robert J.; Hann, Robert G.; Schopflocher, Donald Peter; West, Beverly L.; McLaughlin, Patricia; White, Nick; King, Kate; Flexhaug, Trevor (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, 2015)
    The Quinte Longitudinal Study (QLS) is a prospective study of gambling and problem gambling conducted in the Quinte region of Ontario, Canada from 2006 to 2011. A sample of 4,121 adults, 17 and older, was recruited via ...
  • McLaughlin, Patricia; White, Nick; King, Kate; Hann, Robert G.; Williams, Robert J.; Schopflocher, Donald Peter; West, Beverly L.; Flexhaug, Trevor (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    This Front-Line Manual, written mainly by and from the perspective of the QLS front-line staff describes how they developed, tested, and put into practice the methodology to achieve their extremely high retention rate. ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre & The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term CareHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    A random sample of 4,035 Ontario adults (18+) was administered a telephone survey regarding their gambling attitudes, motivations for gambling, gambling behaviour, and problem gambling status. The survey was conducted ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Gambling CommissionHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012-01-31)
    The aim of the present project is to provide the Gambling Commission and its stakeholders with advice on the feasibility and suitability of a new brief three‐item PGSI Short‐Form derived from the longer Problem Gambling ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; West, Beverly L.; Simpson, Robert I. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term CareHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012-10)
    The past 15 years has seen a considerable amount of interest and effort being put into developing strategies to prevent problem gambling. Unfortunately, the development, implementation, and evaluation of most of these ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-04-30)
    The present paper has three purposes. First, to outline the value and utility of population prevalence studies of gambling. Second, to review the methodological issues specific to conducting these studies. Third, in light ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A.; Stevens, Rhys M. G. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-05-08)
    The primary purpose of the present research was to standardize problem gambling prevalence rates so as to facilitate comparisons between jurisdictions as well as within the same jurisdiction over time. The first step in ...
  • Volberg, Rachel A.; Williams, Robert J. (Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-11-14)
    Screening for problem gambling takes place in both clinical settings and in population research. Several short assessment tools for problem gambling have been developed over the past decade for use in these settings. ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010-07-08)
    Pre-commitment is a relatively new harm minimization strategy for problem gambling. To date, its primary use has been in casino self-exclusion programs, a few Internet gambling sites, and to limit landbased EGM play in a ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Rehm, Jürgen; Stevens, Rhys (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeCentre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 2011-03-11)
    There has been considerable debate about the best methodological and theoretical approach to analyzing the social and economic impacts of gambling, with one of the central issues being how to aggregate the social impacts ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2010-03-31)
    Population prevalence surveys of gambling serve several important purposes. However, there has been some question about the accuracy of the prevalence rates obtained in these surveys. These questions concern whether ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2009)
    The present study investigated the impact of survey administration format, survey description, and gambling behaviour thresholds on obtained population prevalence rates of problem gambling. A total of 3,028 adults were ...
  • el-Guebaly, Nady; Casey, David M.; Hodgins, David C.; Smith, Garry J.; Williams, Robert J.; Schopflocher, Donald Peter; Wood, Robert T. (SpringerHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Alberta, 2008-12)
    Longitudinal research on the determinants of gambling behavior is sparse. This article briefly reviews the previous seventeen longitudinally designed studies, focusing on the methodology for each study. This is followed ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (University of Toronto PressHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-09)
    The proportion of gambling revenue derived from problem gamblers is an important issue when considering the appropriateness of government-sponsored gambling. Figures obtained from prior research are tentative due to ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-02)
    Gambling expenditure is a commonly asked question in jurisdiction-wide surveys of gambling behaviour and in surveys of household spending. However, the validity of self-reported gambling expenditure is questionable due to ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Simpson, Robert I. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeOntario Problem Gambling Research Centre, 2008-11-14)
    The purpose of the present paper is to provide guidance about promising practices in the prevention of problem gambling that derives from the comprehensive review of the evidence contained in Williams, West, & Simpson‟s ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre; Guelph, OntarioArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-01-05)
    Beginning in the early to mid-1990s, as Internet access expanded into workplaces and private residences, gamblers in Western societies were introduced to a new realm of gambling opportunities, based on the Internet. Each ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    Internet gambling is legal in many jurisdictions around the world, and observers predict that it is simply a matter of time before various North American governments, in Canada and the USA, take steps towards legalizing ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-08-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature concerning Internet gambling.
  • Roberts, Larry E.; Williams, Robert J.; Farrell, V. T.; Keleher, B.; Marlin, Richard G. (Blackwell PublishingMcMaster UniversityMcMaster University, 1980-05)
    Visceral learning may be depicted as a process in which subjects seek information about the behavioral goal. Concepts of this goal are based initially upon procedural details of training and are modified as feedback ...

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