The lived experience of gamers: a comparative qualitative investigation of treatment-seekers and esports players
Phenomenological Strands for Gaming Disorder and Esports Play: A Qualitative Registered Report
Recommendation: posted 21 September 2022, validated 21 September 2022
This is a stage 2 based on:
Chris Chambers (2022) The lived experience of gamers: a comparative qualitative investigation of treatment-seekers and esports players. Peer Community in Registered Reports, . https://rr.peercommunityin.org/articles/rec?id=220
The recommender in charge of the evaluation of the article and the reviewers declared that they have no conflict of interest (as defined in the code of conduct of PCI) with the authors or with the content of the article.
Evaluation round #1
DOI or URL of the report: https://osf.io/yqwpb/
Author's Reply, 06 Sep 2022
Decision by Chris Chambers, posted 16 Aug 2022
First of all, thank you for your patience during the (northern hemisphere) summer. Two of the three reviewers who assessed the Stage 1 submission kindly returned to evaluate the Stage 2 submission, and the good news is that both are resoundingly positive about the completed manuscript.
The reviewers offer some helpful recommendations for consideration in revision (primarily to the Discussion), including anticipation of the plans for the second Stage 2 output of this programmatic submission, consideration of potential hypotheses the work may generate, and therapeutic reflections. I am happy for you to decide how best to to respond to these points. From a technical point of view, it was correct to omit the red text from the Stage 2 manuscript as these sections will form part of the eventual second output.
One point noted in the reviews is that the preregistered Stage 1 manuscript is not directly referenced (even though you do refer to the Stage 1 recommendation). Consistent with section 2.18 of the PCI RR author guidelines, please add the following to the existing statement: “Preregistered Stage 1 protocol: https://osf.io/a2rwg (date of in-principle acceptance: 24/09/2021)”.
Provided you are able to respond comprehensively to all points raised, full acceptance of the Stage 2 manuscript should be forthcoming without requiring further in-depth review.
Reviewed by Malte Elson, 12 Aug 2022
Reviewed by Peter Branney, 14 Jul 2022
As editor of the APA journal Psychology of Consciousness, I hope that you will consider submitting your manuscript “The lived experience of gamers: a comparative qualitative investigation of treatment-seekers and esports players" for automatic acceptance by the journal—after it has been accepted PCI-RR. If you want to learn more about the journal, please consult its website www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cns. And if you decide to submit your PCI-approved manuscript to Psychology of Consciousness, please note this approval in your cover letter. Robert Kunzendorf (editor)