A cognitive model for identifying optimal measures of beliefs. [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Prof Dr S Dolnicar; Prof Dr JR Rossiter

Brief description Belief measures are of high practical relevance. One current national example is measurement of beliefs about recycled water, which will affect state and territory governments' water conservation policies. Another is cultural values, measures of which can form the basis for initiatives to improve social harmony in Australia. The knowledge gained, however, is only as good as the validity of the belief measure employed. We will analyse the main types of measures used at present and develop improved belief measures which, when published, will increase the quality of research in the social sciences and enhance Australia's international scientific reputation.

Funding Amount $219,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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