Scientific knowledge and attitude change: The impact of a citizen science project

@article{Brossard2005ScientificKA,
  title={Scientific knowledge and attitude change: The impact of a citizen science project},
  author={Dominique Brossard and Bruce V. Lewenstein and Rick Bonney},
  journal={International Journal of Science Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={1099 - 1121}
}
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