Purdue University Graduate School
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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 2019-08-14, 17:26 authored by Kami J. KniesKami 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