This study was undertaken by the Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit of Flinders University, Adelaide, under the heading of four separate studies that used both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Summarising the results of the four studies, a global definition, domains, elements and predictors of relapse were proposed.
Report Page 153, Executive Summary (Focus group study)
The Flinders University research team has identified an error in the count of focus group numbers with the 36 participants recorded in the report found to be 30 participants. This was accounted for by double counting of some participants by their multiple role descriptions and including the facilitators in the group count.
The correct number of participants:
SGTS: Clinicians - 8 participants
SGTS: Clients and Significant Others - 10 participants
Non-Government Agency Counsellors - 7 participants
Pokies Anonymous - 5 participants
An independent auditor checked the audiotapes and transcripts and confirmed that there were 30 individuals and that data collected from the transcripts was authentic. They concluded that the analysis was not affected by the incorrect participant count. The auditor concluded that as the transcripts alone comprised the raw data used in the analyses, the integrity of the data and the analyses were not affected by the erroneously reported participant count.
Professor Malcolm Battersby.