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Research method
Independent measures design. Quasi experiment.
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IVs and DVs
IV: RGs and NRGs DV: behavioural measures of gambling
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Hypotheses
RGs will be: 1) no different to NRGS in terms of skill 2) produce more irrational rationalisms 3) would be subjectively more skill orientated than NRGs 4) think aloud category will be slower
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Participants
60 people (44 males, 16 females). 30 RGs with only 1 female, 30 NRGS with 15 females
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Method
Each given £3 and asked to stay on for minimum of 60 gambles. They then could keep their winnings and leave or continue playing
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Think aloud condition
the participants had to continuously report everything that went through their minds as they gambled
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Semi-structured interviews
Is there any skills involved in fruit machines? How skilful do you think you are? If so, what skills do you think are involved?
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Findings
RGs had a higher play rate. RGs who thought aloud had a lower win rate. RGs made more irrational verbalisations (14% compared to 2.5%)
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Findings 2
10 RGS continued until they had lost everything compared to 2 NRGS. 14 RGS managed to break even. .
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Strengths
Usefulness (rehabilitating gamblers). Quantitative and Qualitative data. Validity. Reliability (coding system)
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Weaknesses
Protection from harm. Self Report. Demand characteristics. Sample collection
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Aim
To compare the behaviour of regular and non regular fruit machine gamblers
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Heuristic
A strategy or unique way to solve a problem or to work out something E.g making a cup of tea, educated guess
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