Low-Dose Risk, Decisions, and Risk Communication

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To conduct basic research on how people receive, evaluate, and form positions on scientific information and its relationship to low-dose radiation exposure. There are three major areas of study in our research program. First is the development of theories, frameworks and concepts essential to guiding data collection and analysis. The second area is a program of experimental studies on risk perception, evaluation of science information, and the structure of individual positions regarding low dose exposures. This involves the study of existing knowledge and the evaluation of science information presented within a variety of formats, as educational information, news media stories, ... continued below

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Flynn, James & Slovic, Paul June 1, 2001.

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To conduct basic research on how people receive, evaluate, and form positions on scientific information and its relationship to low-dose radiation exposure. There are three major areas of study in our research program. First is the development of theories, frameworks and concepts essential to guiding data collection and analysis. The second area is a program of experimental studies on risk perception, evaluation of science information, and the structure of individual positions regarding low dose exposures. This involves the study of existing knowledge and the evaluation of science information presented within a variety of formats, as educational information, news media stories, and alternative communication methods (personal contact, small group interaction, email & internet, etc.). Third is the community-level studies to examine and record how the social conditions, under which science communications take place, influence the development of attitudes and opinions about: low- dose exposures, the available management options, control of radiation risks, and preferences for program and policy goals.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2001

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  • Report No.: EMSP-69904--2001
  • Grant Number: FG07-99ER62879
  • DOI: 10.2172/833457 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 833457
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc788843

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Flynn, James & Slovic, Paul. Low-Dose Risk, Decisions, and Risk Communication, report, June 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc788843/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.