Deliberative Public Engagement With Science: An Empirical Investigation

May 4, 2018|
Deliberative Public Engagement With Science: An Empirical Investigation by Lisa M. Pytlikzillig
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This compact open access reference delves beyond popular concepts of educated consumers and an informed public by examining the science behind deliberative engagement. Using data from four longitudinal studies, the authors assess public engagement methods in deliberative discussions of ethical, legal, and social issues concerning innovations in nanotechnology. Coverage includes the theoretical origins of the studies, forms of engagement and variations used, and in-depth details on cognitive, affective, and social components that go into the critical thinking process and forming of opinions. Not only are the findings intriguing in and of themselves, but researchers from varied fields will also find them useful in pursuing their own projects.

Featured in the coverage:

  • Experimental methods and measures used in relation to specific outcomes.
  • Forms of deliberative engagement affecting objective and subjective knowledge.
  • Effects of engagement variables on attitude formation, change, and polarization.
  • Tracing the processes leading to policy acceptance and support.
  • Study conclusions and evaluation.
  • Plus supplemental materials giving readers access to full study data.

Since public engagement methods are widely regarded as valuable for policy input, planning purposes, and understanding societal processes,Deliberative Engagement with Sciencestands to have a wide audience among psychologists, researchers, academics, and policymakers, as well as professionals in the corporate sphere and the tech industries.



Dr. Lisa M. PytlikZillig is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Assistant Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium, and has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. PytlikZillig re...
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Title:Deliberative Public Engagement With Science: An Empirical Investigation
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:129 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:129 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:May 4, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319781594

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