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Development of a Reflexive Modernization Theoretical Perspective to Predict Indiana Residents’ Perceptions of Emergent Science and Technology

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posted on 14.08.2019, 17:26 by Kami J. Knies
The current research uses mail survey methodology to measure Indiana residents’ perceived optimism that emergent science and technologies will be beneficial to them and their families. A structured questionnaire was developed specifically for use in this study. After field-testing, the questionnaire was mailed to 4,500 Indiana households through a stratified random sampling design. Up to three contacts were made with subjects, resulting in receipt of usable responses from 1,003 households, or a 26% response rate.


Degree Type

Master of Science


Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Dr. Mark Tucker

Additional Committee Member 2

Dr. Neil Knobloch

Additional Committee Member 3

Dr. Linda Pfeiffer