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GambleAware research: Online surveys “over-estimate” UK gambling harm

Charity-commissioned study highlights ‘selection bias’ in targeting online and frequent gamblers over paper questionnaires and in-person interviews

New research commissioned by GambleAware has suggested conducting online-only surveys of UK gamblers could lead to skewed and “over-estimated” data on problem gambling. The study, carried out by London School of Economics professors Patrick Sturgis and Jouni Kuha, looked at how methodological differences between surveys affect the accuracy of estimates of gambling harm. The project…

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