Public attitudes to genomic science: an experiment in information provision
Sturgis, Patrick J. and Brunton-Smith, Ian (2010) Public attitudes to genomic science: an experiment in information provision. Public Understanding of Science, 19, (2), 166-180. (doi:10.1177/0963662508093371).
We use an experimental panel study design to investigate the effect of providing "value-neutral" information about genomic science in the form of a short film to a random sample of the British public. We find little evidence of attitude change as a function of information provision. However, our results show that information provision significantly increased dropout from the study amongst less educated respondents. Our findings have implications both for our understanding of the knowledge–attitude relationship in public opinion toward genomic science and for science communication more generally.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1177/0963662508093371|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
|Date Deposited:||24 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 19:02|
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