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Revealing the participation inequality in mobile location based games. / Lund, Kate; Coulton, Paul; Wilson, Andrew.

In: Computers in Entertainment (CIE), Vol. 11, No. 3, 1, 12.2014.

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Lund, K, Coulton, P & Wilson, A 2014, 'Revealing the participation inequality in mobile location based games', Computers in Entertainment (CIE), vol. 11, no. 3, 1. https://doi.org/10.1145/2582186.2633433

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Lund, Kate ; Coulton, Paul ; Wilson, Andrew. / Revealing the participation inequality in mobile location based games. In: Computers in Entertainment (CIE). 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. 3.

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