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Title: Low-Dose Risk, Decisions, and Risk Communication

Abstract

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.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
833457
Report Number(s):
EMSP-69904-2001
R&D Project: EMSP 69904; TRN: US0406691
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-99ER62879
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ATTITUDES; COMMUNICATIONS; EVALUATION; INTERNET; MANAGEMENT; RADIATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Citation Formats

Flynn, James, and Slovic, Paul. Low-Dose Risk, Decisions, and Risk Communication. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/833457.
Flynn, James, & Slovic, Paul. Low-Dose Risk, Decisions, and Risk Communication. United States. doi:10.2172/833457.
Flynn, James, and Slovic, Paul. Fri . "Low-Dose Risk, Decisions, and Risk Communication". United States. doi:10.2172/833457. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/833457.
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abstractNote = {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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