Selecting Our Own Science

@article{Yeo2015SelectingOO,
  title={Selecting Our Own Science},
  author={Sara K. Yeo and Michael A. Xenos and Dominique Brossard and Dietram A. Scheufele},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={658},
  pages={172 - 191}
}
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