Public Policy Center staff piloted a survey developed by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to stakeholders across a spectrum of attitudes and viewpoints, conducted interviews, and compiled a list of recommendations for possible changes to the survey. Center researchers presented their recommendations in a final report.
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Agency Theory: Toward a Framework for Research in the Public’s Support for and Understanding of Science
Muhlberger, P., & PytlikZillig, L. (2016). Agency theory: Toward a framework for research in the public’s support for and understanding of science. In Godwin, J. (Eds). Confronting the challenges of public participation: Issues in environmental, planning and health decision-making, 109–36. Science Communication Project.
CLOUD-MAP: Collaboration Leading Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) can revolutionize the study of the atmosphere, but their routine application for studying and surveilling the atmosphere requires careful consideration of the public response to such proposed use in the United States (US) national airspace system. The Public Policy Center will help CLOUD-MAP project researchers understand likely public reactions to large-scale […]
Hoffman, S. (2015). University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, and University of Nebraska Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research. Nebraska recycling study. Unpublished report.
Abdel-Monem, T., PytlikZillig, L. M., Bernadt, T. K., & Wall, N. A. (2014). Climate change survey measures: Exploring perceived bias and question interpretation. Great Plains Research, 24, 153–168. doi: 10.1353/gpr.2014.0035
Although various theories of trust and confidence have been proposed, no comprehensive framework yet exists. Trust and confidence research has been undermined by failures to develop models that incorporate the various trust- and confidence-related factors, a lack of clarity regarding what is even meant by trust- and confidence-related terms, and so on. This postdoctoral fellow […]
This project evaluated opportunities, barriers, and gaps for recycling and solid waste disposal across all Nebraska counties and municipalities. Tools for the program evaluation included a multi-modal survey approach as well as several stakeholder focus groups. As part of the project, the research team collected stakeholder input on strategies to enhance recycling in Nebraska in […]
Agricultural Producer Perceptions of Climate Change and Climate Education Needs for the Central Great Plains
Hibbs, A., Kahl, D., PytlikZillig, L., Champion, C., Abdel-Monem, T., Steffensmeier, T., Rice, C., & Hubbard, K. (2014). Agricultural producer perceptions of climate change and climate education needs for the Central Great Plains. Journal of Extension, 52(3), #3FEA2.
Button, L., & Elizabeth E. (2014). Wild bumble bees reduce pollination deficits in a crop mostly visited by managed honey bees. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 197, 255-263.
Cambell Hibbs, A., Champion, B., PytlikZillig, L. M., Kahl, D. W., Abdel-Monem, T., Steffensmeier, T., Rice, C. W., & Hubbard, K. (2014). Farmer perceptions of climate change and climate education needs for the Central Great Plains. Journal of Extension, 52(3), Article#3FEA2. http://www.joe.org/joe/2014june/a2.php.