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Towards a Paradigm for Research on Social Representations
An operational definition of a ‘social representation’ is proposed as the comparison of four characteristics of communication systems: the content structures, the typified processes, and their functions within the context of segmented social milieus.
Qualitative researching with text, image and sound : a practical handbook
Quality, Quantity and Knowledge Interests, Martin W Bauer, George Gaskell and N C Allum Avoiding Confusions, and Issues of good practice.
What can we learn from 25 years of PUS survey research? Liberating and expanding the agenda
This paper reviews key issues of public understanding of science (PUS) research over the last quarter of a century. We show how the discussion has moved in relation to large-scale surveys of public…
Individual and Group Interviewing
Classical Content Analysis: a Review
Biotechnology and the European public
The latest European sample survey of public perceptions of biotechnology reveals widespread opposition to genetically modified (GM) food in much of Europe, but public attitudes to medical and…
Worlds apart? The reception of genetically modified foods in Europe and the U.S.
The results of survey research on public perceptions of biotechnology in Europe and the United States during 1996-1997, together with an analysis of press coverage and policy formation from 1984 to 1996, can help to answer this question.
Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound
The Evolution of Public Understanding of Science—Discourse and Comparative Evidence
- M. Bauer
- 1 July 2009
Public Understanding of Science (PUS) is a field of activity and an area of social research. The evolution of this field comprises both the changing discourse and the substantive evidence of a…