The Culture of Science

The Culture of Science

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This book offers the first comparative account of the changes and stabilities of public perceptions of science within the US, France, China, Japan, and across Europe over the past few decades. The contributors address the influence of cultural factors; the question of science and religion and its influence on particular developments (e.g. stem cell research); and the demarcation of science from non-science as well as issues including the a€˜incommensurabilitya€™ versus a€˜cognitive polyphasiaa€™ and the cognitive (in)tolerance of different systems of knowledge.lacked the attitudinal questions commonly included in surveys of the other countries. Because ofthe representativeness ofthe data, low response rates, and item coverage, it is hard to say the third survey is the comparable to the other international PUST surveys. ... comparison of the science achievement score of school-aged students shows that Japanese schoolchildren are in relatively good shape in ... Comparing only the six items revealed an improvement in the science quiz items.

Title:The Culture of Science
Author:Martin W. Bauer, Rajesh Shukla, Nick Allum
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-03-15


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