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  • Ramp, William (Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly ReviewArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Book review
  • Ramp, William (Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly ReviewArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Book review
  • Ramp, William (Sociology of ReligionArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    Book review
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn (National Association for Gambling Studies Inc.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Currie, Shawn; Davis, R. Meghan (National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociology, 2004-05)
    The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeArts and Science, 2004-06-23)
    The present study reinvestigated the gaming revenue contributions of Ontario problem gamblers. An attempt was made to exclude out-of-province expenditures as well as revenues from non-Ontario residents. Better methods were ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Blackwell Publishing LimitedSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociology, 2004-12)
    The legitimacy of government-sponsored gambling and its continued expansion depends in part on the impact that gambling has on society and the extent to which gambling revenue is derived from vulnerable individuals. The ...
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Van Brunschot, Erin G. (Taylor & FrancisArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1080/01639620500468535, 2006)
    In this article, we draw on participant observation and interview data to explore risk and social control in skydiving. We explore Lyng’s (1990) concept of edgework, and argue that too little attention has been paid to the ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Nowatzki, Nadine R. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-04)
    University students from southern Alberta (n = 585) were administered a questionnaire to assess their gambling behaviour. Seventy-two percent reported gambling in the past 6 months, with the most common types being lotteries ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1080/13645570701211209, 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 ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J.; Lawton, Paul K. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    At a time when land-based gambling opportunities are widely available, why might some people choose or prefer to gamble on the Internet? We investigate this question using qualitative and quantitative data collected from ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F1461444807076987, 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.
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (University of Toronto PressHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://www.jstor.org/stable/30032540, 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 ...
  • Harrison, Trevor W. (University of Alberta PressArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    Book review
  • Laurendeau, Jason; Sharara, Nancy (SageArts and ScienceSociology DepartmentUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F0193723507307819, 2008)
    This article examines two action sports—skydiving and snowboarding—as cases of women on men’s turf and explores the construction of gender in the ways women negotiate space in these male-dominated arenas. It investigates ...
  • 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 Albertahttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-008-9108-6, 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 ...
  • Van Brunschot, Erin Gibbs; Laurendeau, Jason; Keown, Leslie-Anne (University of AlbertaArts and ScienceDepartment of SociologyUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    Expressions of anxieties are examined in the realms of crime, health and home safety. We consider protective behaviours that individuals undertake in each of these realms as potential outlets for the expression of anxiety; ...
  • McDaniel, Susan A. (University of Alberta. Department of SociologyArts and ScienceUniversity of Utah, 2009)
    Some analysts lean toward comparative analyses of population aging, then draw potentialpolicy implications. Others lean in the direction of attention to differences in policy regimes and then consider implications of ...