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Measuring Public Perception of Engineered Systems Opportunities and Challenges of Public Opinion in Vaccination

  title={Measuring Public Perception of Engineered Systems Opportunities and Challenges of Public Opinion in Vaccination},
  author={Michael C. Smith},
Neglecting the social aspect of complex sociotechnical systems can prevent system success. For example, nuclear power plants might have excellent stability and minimal waste, but will not be easily adopted if the public opposes them. Public opinion of an engineered system can have a strong impact on its success, thus motivating the need to understand how a system is perceived. Traditionally, public opinion about technologies, such as vaccines, nuclear power, nanotechnology, firearms, etc., have… 

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