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Rethinking Playing Research: DJ HERO and Methodological Observations in the Mix

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Rethinking Playing Research : DJ HERO and Methodological Observations in the Mix. / Karppi, Tero; Sotamaa, Olli.

julkaisussa: SIMULATION AND GAMING, Vuosikerta 43, Nro 3, 06.2012, s. 413-429.

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Karppi, T & Sotamaa, O 2012, 'Rethinking Playing Research: DJ HERO and Methodological Observations in the Mix', SIMULATION AND GAMING, Vuosikerta. 43, Nro 3, Sivut 413-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046878111434263

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Karppi, Tero ; Sotamaa, Olli. / Rethinking Playing Research : DJ HERO and Methodological Observations in the Mix. Julkaisussa: SIMULATION AND GAMING. 2012 ; Vuosikerta 43, Nro 3. Sivut 413-429.

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