on 13 March 2014
I read this for my dissertation relating to violence in video games. It offers analysis and criticism of current studies, as well as the results of their own. It's very easy reading, despite containing quite a significant amount of useful information on studies, etc.
Most importantly it really takes a mature approach to the subject - considers the facts, the context and doesn't put a spin on it. Very good if you are writing about this subject, but also (as the sub title suggests) a good source for parents and anyone else who wants to understand how violent games may affect people - bypasses the sensationalism and over exaggeration purported by the media.
on 2 September 2013
As research projects goes, Kutner and Olsen do a splendid job of trying to record a difficult subject. The context is a interesting read in itself which highlights why the media has jumped on the lets blame video game bandwagon. The sources are credible, and not only that they provide criticism into their work so you dont have to pick holes in it!
I wont spoil any more, pick it up if the subject interests you. A very user friendly piece of unbiased credible research.