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‘How Much Money Do You Spend on Gambling?’ The Comparative Validity of Question Wordings Used to Assess Gambling Expenditure

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dc.contributor.author Wood, Robert T.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T16:22:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T16:22:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02
dc.identifier.citation Wood, R. T., & Williams, R. J. (2007). ‘How Much Money Do You Spend on Gambling?’ The Comparative Validity of Question Wordings Used to Assess Gambling Expenditure. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 10(1), 63-77. en
dc.identifier.issn 1364-5579
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/752
dc.description This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory & Practice, Volume 10(1), 63-77. International Journal of Social Research Methodology is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1364-5579&volume=10&issue=1&spage=63 en
dc.description.abstract 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 the fact that these expenditures usually do not match up with actual gambling revenue. The present study asked about past month gambling expenditure, in 12 different ways, to a random sample of 2424 Ontario adult gamblers. The relative validity of each question format was subsequently established by the correspondence of reported gambling expenditures with actual Ontario gambling revenue, as well as with amounts obtained by prospective diaries. Slight variations in question wording resulted in significant variation in reported expenditure amounts. However, certain question wordings elicited amounts closer to actual revenues and are therefore recommended for use in future surveys. en
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject Social surveys -- Methodology en
dc.subject Gambling -- Economic Aspects -- Ontario en
dc.title ‘How Much Money Do You Spend on Gambling?’ The Comparative Validity of Question Wordings Used to Assess Gambling Expenditure en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Sociology en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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