Public Knowledge of and Attitudes to Science: Alternative Measures That May End the “Science War”

  title={Public Knowledge of and Attitudes to Science: Alternative Measures That May End the “Science War”},
  author={Martin W Bauer and Kristina G. Petkova and Pepka Boyadjieva},
  journal={Science, Technology, \& Human Values},
  pages={30 - 51}
Research on the public understanding of science has measured knowledge as acquaintance with scientific facts and methods and attitudes as evaluations of societal consequences of science and technology. The authors propose alternative concepts and measures: knowledge of the workings of scientific institutions and attitudes to the nature of science. The viability, reliability, and validity of the new measures are demonstrated on British and Bulgarian data. The instrument consists of twenty items… 

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