Gambling and Homelessness: Can you help?
Blog posted by: Steve Sharman, Monday, 17 September 2018.
The University of Lincoln and UEL are currently looking for Homeless services to help collect some information relating to gambling and homelessness.
Recent research has been used to develop a questionnaire to help identify those individuals who might benefit from receiving further support for gambling problems (previous blog). The next stage of this research is to validate the questionnaire by asking a larger number of people to complete the questions.
Although the survey was developed in collaboration with homelessness practitioners and homeless individuals, we now need to measure the contribution to problem identification through statistical analysis of the responses to all survey items. The idea is that through analysis, we can identify any items that could potentially be removed without influencing results, allowing us to subsequently shorten the survey and make administration even easier.
We would like this survey to be completed by any individual who is in contact with your service. It is important to state we are not just interested in gamblers; we would also love to hear from those who don’t gamble or have never gambled. We would love all people of different age, gender, or ethnicity to complete the survey.
The survey takes less than 10 minutes and can be completed by clicking on this online link.
The survey is completely anonymous. It should be stressed that individuals are under no obligation to complete the survey, and all results are independent of the service they access. This research has been approved by the University of Lincoln Psychology Research Ethics Committee, and informed consent is sought online before the survey starts.
If you think you could help, simply follow the link to access the online survey.
Want to know more?
If you have any questions relating to this survey or the wider research, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Sharman on firstname.lastname@example.org; alternatively, if you would like to receive paper copies of the survey, please contact Steve on this email address.
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