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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 […]

Trust and Confidence Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow

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 […]

Nebraska Statewide Recycling Evaluation

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 […]